Communicable Disease Prevention Plan

Protocol to Mar. 8, 2022 / Last updated: Apr. 19, 2022

As of Apr. 8 as per the BC Public Health Order, CTYP is no longer checking for proof of vaccination to enter our venues.

Please find our full COVID-19 Drama Class Safety Plan here.

Face Coverings

CTYP’s Mask Policy:

Mandatory masks are to be worn indoors despite the lifting of its requirement on Mar. 11.

You are required to wear a mask in all common areas of the CTYP building. Once you are in your assigned studio, it is your own mask policy that will need to be followed.

Most commonly applicable definitions from the Order:

“Face covering” means either of the following that covers the nose and mouth of a person:

  1. a medical or non-medical mask;
  2. a tightly woven fabric;
    but does not include a small or large clear plastic face shield.

“Indoor public space” means the indoor area of any of the following but does not include a working area

“Operator” in relation to an indoor public space means an owner or operator of the indoor public space.

“Physical barrier” means a barrier that is designed, installed, and maintained in accordance with WorkSafeBC guidance.

“Visitor” means a person who visits an indoor public space or post-secondary institution but does not include the operator of the indoor public space, a worker, a student or a post-secondary staff person.

“Worker” means an employee or person acting on behalf of an operator of the indoor public space who works in a workplace.

“Working area” means an inside area of a workplace that is accessed by workers of the workplace and to which the public does not have unrestricted access.

“Workplace” does not include a worker’s private residence.

Live Performances

Current safety protocols in place for indoor gatherings are based on the recommendations in Step 3 of BC’s Restart plan.

All CTYP staff and artists are vaccinated. Everyone is required to wear a mask that covers both the nose and mouth at all times unless actively eating or drinking.

As of Mar. 11, the PHO in B.C. has lifted mandatory masking requirements, but CTYP will continue to enforce masking at all times when not eating or drinking going forward in addition to the other previously announced measures.

Despite the lifting of many restrictions, CTYP is still maintaining previously announced safety protocols including distanced seating, limited capacity, and mandatory masks.

Other Requirements

All renters, guests, and visitors are expected to also adhere to the Renter’s mask policy as written in its Communicable Disease Prevention Plan so long as it meets or exceeds the CTYP’s own mask policies. All persons are advised to avoid touching their face at all times, particularly when wearing a mask.

Do you have questions about CTYP’s Communicable Disease Prevention Plan or its applications? Please contact the applicable member of the Health and Safety Team:

CTYP Health & Safety Committee
Shea Heatherington
Education Coordinator
604-669-3410 (Ext. 907)

Hartley Reed Schuyler
Outreach Coordinator
604-669-3410 (Ext. 904)