What we have been doing
During the main restricted period, we have moved our teaching operations to online, via Skype and Microsoft Teams.
As restrictions have eased, we are now planning on opening up face-to-face teaching on Monday 08 June 2020. This changes our situation to the operating environment shown in the following diagram.
Just some of the precautions we are taking for this new phase:
■ Providing hand sanitizer for student use before and after lessons.
■ Spacing lesson times to reduce waiting room congestion and allow for cleaning between students.
■ The teaching room is set up in line with social distancing recommendations.
■ Contactless payment using Square.
■ Indoor and outdoor waiting areas.
■ Slackening of the 24 hour notice rule regarding absence to allow for illness.
■ The COVIDSafe app in the studio running at all times to help find close contacts of COVID-19 cases in the unlikely case of exposure. This works best if you also have the app installed.
Online lessons are still available, so if you’re sick or just want to continue distancing during this time, the option is yours.
How you can help
■ Bring your own equipment (instrument, lead, tuner etc).
■ Bring your own resources (printed handouts, books, paper, pen, water bottle etc).
■ Let us know if you are sick and stay home.
■ Download the COVID Safe app.
As always, get more information on COVID-19 and current restrictions in Queensland from health.gov.au