Sanitary Measures for

The Préville Fine Arts Centre is taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and are taking measures to ensure our students and staff are safe. We are following the guidelines established by the government and in addition, are offering the option of online classes through our hybrid programs for those who can not attend or teach in person.

COVID-19 Safety Protocals

Exclusion of Symptomatic People from the Premises

Anyone presenting symptoms of cough, fever, difficulty breathing, sudden loss of smell or taste without nasal congestion, or any other symptom associated with COVID-19, should not present themselves at their classes, regardless of where they are taught. If a teacher or student exhibits the above symptoms, the lessons can be conducted online.

It is imperative for anyone attending educational facilities to report any case of COVID-19 to the administration as soon as possible.

Hand Hygiene and Cleaning of Teaching Spaces

  • Hand sanitizing is compulsory for anyone entering the teaching premises.
  • Disinfection of frequently touched surfaces will be conducted at least twice a day or when they are soiled.
  • Disinfection of pianos and other shared instruments, furniture and accessories with which students come into direct contact, will be conducted before and after each class.

Physical Distancing

  • A distance of 2 meters between teachers and students must be observed at all times.

To reduce crowds within the buildings used by the Préville Fine Arts Centre we ask that:

  • Students arrive at the exact time of their lesson/class and must wait until the student(s) before them have left the teaching premises before entering for their turn.
  • Students aged 11 and under may be accompanied by only one person.
  • Students aged 12 and over must go to their lessons unaccompanied.
  • When possible, parents are asked to please drop off their children for their courses and not wait inside the building.

Protective Gear

If the distance of 2 meters is respected:

  • Teachers, students and staff are encouraged to wear a mask, and are obliged to do so when circulating in common areas, such as hallways, entrances and bathrooms.
  • Dancers must wear masks until they enter the studio, at which point they may remove them. Dancers will be spaced such that physical distancing is respected. 

If it is impossible to maintain a distance of 2 meters:

  • Installation of a physical barrier (solid transparent partition) between the teachers and the students will be necessary.
  • Teachers and students must wear masks.
  • If wearing a mask is impossible, such as during vocal and woodwind lessons, teachers and students must be separated by a physical barrier, regardless of whether the two-meter distance is respected or not. 

Teachers or students with a particular physical condition

If you are a person living in your home and are in one of the situations mentioned below, please read the standards of the Institut de la publique du Québec that apply (documents in French).

Sources: Hierarchy of control measures in the workplace (INSPQ)

Other useful ressources (in French):