COVID-19 Safety Plan

COVID-19 Safety Plan Ashfield

Business Name: Sydney Dance Rhythms
Location: Ashfield
Effective Date: 8 November 2021

Wellbeing of staff and customers
Exclude staff, volunteers and visitors who are unwell from the premises following the current procedures:
- Advise SDR instructors and students to not enter the premises if they feel unwell.
- SDR Instructor onsite (who has good knowledge of the Safety Plan) to instruct anyone on the premises to go home if they feel unwell during the class.
- SDR instructors and students who present any flu-like symptoms to get tested and to return only if the COVID test result is negative.
- Clients/participants of our services must make an appointment by phone or website prior to entering our premises.
- Participants of our programs will be required to complete a questionnaire onsite.
Individuals who present any symptoms (coughing, sneezing or flu-like symptoms), will not be allowed to attend the activity.

Provide staff with information and training on COVID-19, including COVID-19 vaccination, when to get tested, physical distancing, wearing masks and cleaning.
We have provided our team with information and training on COVID-19, including when to get tested, physical distancing and cleaning. In addition all our Instructors have completed an online Covid-19 safety course.

Display conditions of entry including requirements to stay away if unwell, COVID-19 vaccination and record keeping.
Conditions of entry and record keeping requirements are displayed at the venue entry, and will be also emailed to the students' parents. All our students are under the age of 16 years old.

Take reasonable steps to ensure all people aged 16 and over on the premises are fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption (including staff, volunteers, visitors and contractors).
For example, ensure posters outlining vaccination requirements are clearly visible, check vaccination status upon entry where practical and only accept valid forms of evidence of vaccination, train staff on ways to check proof of COVID-19 vaccination status, remind customers of vaccination requirements in marketing materials. Guidance for businesses is available at: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/businesses-and-employment/covid-safebusiness/vaccination-compliance-for-businesses
All the SDR students are under the age of 16 years old.
The SDR instructors are fully vaccinated.
The parents of the SDR students are not allowed to enter the premises unless they show proof of vaccination or a medical exemption.
There will be signage on the front door and the SDR staff will check the vaccination status on entry.
Clients will also be informed of the conditions of entry via email before each class.

Physical distancing
Capacity must not exceed one person per 2 square metres of space of the premises. Note: Group classes at a gym and group dance classes at an indoor recreation facility must be limited to no more than 20 persons.
Bookings are being taken in advance to ensure there are no more than 20 students in each class.

Ensure 1.5m physical distancing where possible, including: at points of mixing or queuing between seated groups between staff. Communicate with staff, students and parents that physical distancing (1.5 metres) must be maintained where practical (household contacts are not required to distance). Avoid congestion of people in any specific areas within the venue where possible, such as change rooms and other communal facilities.
SDR instructor to manage the room capacity limits and monitor the communal areas during program breaks to ensure that students do not find themselves in close proximity of each other.
When students are not adhering to the one person per 2 square metres recommendation, they will be instructed politely to reduce the gathering in that area.

Have strategies in place to manage gatherings that may occur immediately outside the premises.
The class will finish 5 minutes earlier so the children can leave one at a time and meet their parents outside the premises. The instructor will accompany each child at the door ensuring that the child rejoined the parent safely.

For premises that are not indoor recreation facilities or public swimming pools, singing and dancing by unvaccinated adults is not allowed in indoor areas (excluding a performer who is performing or rehearsing; a person who instructing or being instructed in singing or dancing; or at a small funeral or memorial service or a small wedding service). Note: COVID-19 vaccination requirements apply at public swimming pools and indoor recreation facilities including gyms.
All the SDR students are under the age of 16 years old and are being instructed in dancing, and vaccination is not required
The SDR instructors are fully vaccinated. However, based on the Public Health Order, since they are instructing dancing, they are not required to be vaccinated.

Ventilation
Review the 'COVID-19 guidance on ventilation’ available at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/getting-back-to-work-a-covid-safe-way/ventilation-guidance and consider which measures are relevant to your premises before completing this COVID-19 Safety Plan.
All the air-conditioning units will be running during the classes.
The Hall has a couple of doors that lead to outside and can be kept open to allow fresh air to circulate.

In indoor areas, increase natural ventilation by opening windows and doors where possible.
The Hall has a couple of doors that lead to outside and can be kept open to allow fresh air to circulate.

In indoor areas, increase mechanical ventilation where possible by optimising air conditioning or other system settings (such as by maximising the intake of outside air and reducing or avoiding recirculation of air).
All the air-conditioning units will be running during the classes.
The Hall has a couple of doors that lead to outside and can be kept open to allow fresh air to circulate.

Ensure mechanical ventilation systems are regularly maintained to optimise performance (for example through regular filter cleaning or filter changes).
The owner of the premises have taken steps in this regard.

Consider consulting relevant experts such as building owners or facility managers, ventilation engineers and industrial or occupational hygienists to optimise indoor ventilation.
The owner of the premises have taken steps in this regard.

Hygiene and cleaning
Face masks must be worn by staff and customers in indoor areas, unless exempt. Note: People engaging in physical exercise are exempt.
Dancing students and instructors are exempt from wearing masks.

Adopt good hand hygiene practices. Have hand sanitiser at key points around the venue.
Students are always reminded to wash hands well before and after using the toilet. Hand sanitisers are placed at key points around the venue.

Ensure bathrooms are well stocked with hand soap and paper towels or hand dryers.
Bathrooms are always well stocked with hand soap and paper towels.

Clean frequently used indoor hard surface areas (including children’s play areas) at least daily with detergent/disinfectant. Clean frequently touched areas and surfaces several times per day. Reduce sharing of equipment where practical and ensure these are cleaned with detergent and disinfectant between use. Encourage visitors to wipe down equipment after
they have finished using it
All touched areas and surfaces are disinfected before and after each class: door handles, chairs, dance floor.

Record keeping
Use the NSW Government QR code system to collect an electronic record of the name, contact number and entry time for all staff, volunteers, visitors and contractors. Note: Community centres and halls are not required to collect electronic entry records but are strongly encouraged to do so.
The names of the students will be ticked off upon entry. Students are under the age of 16yo. Records of the students (including: DOB, parents' contact details) are collected upon enrolment before they show up to the Hall.

Processes must be in place to ensure that people provide the required contact information, such as by checking phones for the green tick to confirm they have checked in (keeping 1.5m physical distance between staff and patrons). QR codes should be clearly visible and accessible including at entrances to the premises.
SDR QR code will be displayed at the entry.

If a person is unable to provide contact details, for example due to age or language barriers, another person may provide contact details on their behalf. If it is not possible for check-in to occur, keep a record of the name, contact number and entry time for all staff, volunteers, visitors and contractors for a period of at least 28 days. These records must be provided in an electronic format such as a spreadsheet as soon as possible, but within 4 hours, upon request from an authorised officer.
Electronic records of the students (including: DOB, parents' contact details) are collected upon enrolment before they show up to the Hall.

I agree to keep a copy of this COVID-19 Safety Plan at the business premises
Yes

 

 

 

COVID-19 Safety Plan North Parramatta

Business Name: Sydney Dance Rhythms
Location: North Parramatta
Effective Date: 8 November 2021

Wellbeing of staff and customers
Exclude staff, volunteers and visitors who are unwell from the premises following the current procedures:
- Advise SDR instructors and students to not enter the premises if they feel unwell.
- SDR Instructor onsite (who has good knowledge of the Safety Plan) to instruct anyone on the premises to go home if they feel unwell during the class.
- SDR instructors and students who present any flu-like symptoms to get tested and to return only if the COVID test result is negative.
- Clients/participants of our services must make an appointment by phone or website prior to entering our premises.
- Participants of our programs will be required to complete a questionnaire onsite.
Individuals who present any symptoms (coughing, sneezing or flu-like symptoms), will not be allowed to attend the activity.

Provide staff with information and training on COVID-19, including COVID-19 vaccination, when to get tested, physical distancing, wearing masks and cleaning.
We have provided our team with information and training on COVID-19, including when to get tested, physical distancing and cleaning. In addition all our Instructors have completed an online Covid-19 safety course.

Display conditions of entry including requirements to stay away if unwell, COVID-19 vaccination and record keeping.
Conditions of entry and record keeping requirements are displayed at the venue entry, and will be also emailed to the students' parents. All our students are under the age of 16 years old.

Take reasonable steps to ensure all people aged 16 and over on the premises are fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption (including staff, volunteers, visitors and contractors).
For example, ensure posters outlining vaccination requirements are clearly visible, check vaccination status upon entry where practical and only accept valid forms of evidence of vaccination, train staff on ways to check proof of COVID-19 vaccination status, remind customers of vaccination requirements in marketing materials. Guidance for businesses is available at: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/businesses-and-employment/covid-safebusiness/vaccination-compliance-for-businesses
All the SDR students are under the age of 16 years old.
The SDR instructors are fully vaccinated.
The parents of the SDR students are not allowed to enter the premises unless they show proof of vaccination or a medical exemption.
There will be signage on the front door and the SDR staff will check the vaccination status on entry.
Clients will also be informed of the conditions of entry via email before each class.

Physical distancing
Capacity must not exceed one person per 2 square metres of space of the premises. Note: Group classes at a gym and group dance classes at an indoor recreation facility must be limited to no more than 20 persons.
Bookings are being taken in advance to ensure there are no more than 20 students in each class.

Ensure 1.5m physical distancing where possible, including: at points of mixing or queuing between seated groups between staff. Communicate with staff, students and parents that physical distancing (1.5 metres) must be maintained where practical (household contacts are not required to distance). Avoid congestion of people in any specific areas within the venue where possible, such as change rooms and other communal facilities.
SDR instructor to manage the room capacity limits and monitor the communal areas during program breaks to ensure that students do not find themselves in close proximity of each other.
When students are not adhering to the one person per 2 square metres recommendation, they will be instructed politely to reduce the gathering in that area.

Have strategies in place to manage gatherings that may occur immediately outside the premises.
The class will finish 5 minutes earlier so the children can leave one at a time and meet their parents outside the premises. The instructor will accompany each child at the door ensuring that the child rejoined the parent safely.

For premises that are not indoor recreation facilities or public swimming pools, singing and dancing by unvaccinated adults is not allowed in indoor areas (excluding a performer who is performing or rehearsing; a person who instructing or being instructed in singing or dancing; or at a small funeral or memorial service or a small wedding service). Note: COVID-19 vaccination requirements apply at public swimming pools and indoor recreation facilities including gyms.
All the SDR students are under the age of 16 years old and are being instructed in dancing, and vaccination is not required
The SDR instructors are fully vaccinated. However, based on the Public Health Order, since they are instructing dancing, they are not required to be vaccinated.

Ventilation
Review the 'COVID-19 guidance on ventilation’ available at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/getting-back-to-work-a-covid-safe-way/ventilation-guidance and consider which measures are relevant to your premises before completing this COVID-19 Safety Plan.
All the ceiling fans will be running on high during the classes.
The Hall has a couple of doors that lead to outside and can be kept open to allow fresh air to circulate.

In indoor areas, increase natural ventilation by opening windows and doors where possible.
The Hall has a couple of doors that lead to outside and can be kept open to allow fresh air to circulate.

In indoor areas, increase mechanical ventilation where possible by optimising air conditioning or other system settings (such as by maximising the intake of outside air and reducing or avoiding recirculation of air).
All the ceiling fans will be running on high during the classes.
The Hall has a couple of doors that lead to outside and can be kept open to allow fresh air to circulate.

Ensure mechanical ventilation systems are regularly maintained to optimise performance (for example through regular filter cleaning or filter changes).
The owner of the premises have taken steps in this regard.

Consider consulting relevant experts such as building owners or facility managers, ventilation engineers and industrial or occupational hygienists to optimise indoor ventilation.
The owner of the premises have taken steps in this regard.

Hygiene and cleaning
Face masks must be worn by staff and customers in indoor areas, unless exempt. Note: People engaging in physical exercise are exempt.
Dancing students and instructors are exempt from wearing masks.

Adopt good hand hygiene practices. Have hand sanitiser at key points around the venue.
Students are always reminded to wash hands well before and after using the toilet. Hand sanitisers are placed at key points around the venue.

Ensure bathrooms are well stocked with hand soap and paper towels or hand dryers.
Bathrooms are always well stocked with hand soap and paper towels.

Clean frequently used indoor hard surface areas (including children’s play areas) at least daily with detergent/disinfectant. Clean frequently touched areas and surfaces several times per day. Reduce sharing of equipment where practical and ensure these are cleaned with detergent and disinfectant between use. Encourage visitors to wipe down equipment after
they have finished using it
All touched areas and surfaces are disinfected before and after each class: door handles, chairs, dance floor.

Record keeping
Use the NSW Government QR code system to collect an electronic record of the name, contact number and entry time for all staff, volunteers, visitors and contractors. Note: Community centres and halls are not required to collect electronic entry records but are strongly encouraged to do so.
The names of the students will be ticked off upon entry. Students are under the age of 16yo. Records of the students (including: DOB, parents' contact details) are collected upon enrolment before they show up to the Hall.

Processes must be in place to ensure that people provide the required contact information, such as by checking phones for the green tick to confirm they have checked in (keeping 1.5m physical distance between staff and patrons). QR codes should be clearly visible and accessible including at entrances to the premises.
SDR QR code will be displayed at the entry.

If a person is unable to provide contact details, for example due to age or language barriers, another person may provide contact details on their behalf. If it is not possible for check-in to occur, keep a record of the name, contact number and entry time for all staff, volunteers, visitors and contractors for a period of at least 28 days. These records must be provided in an electronic format such as a spreadsheet as soon as possible, but within 4 hours, upon request from an authorised officer.
Electronic records of the students (including: DOB, parents' contact details) are collected upon enrolment before they show up to the Hall.

I agree to keep a copy of this COVID-19 Safety Plan at the business premises
Yes

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Sydney Dance Rhythms is a well established Dance School in Sydney offering dance classes for children, adults and seniors.  We have developed confident and competent dancers since the beginning of 2010, and we have given everyone the opportunity to perform at different small and large scale events in Sydney. No matter the reason you want to learn how to dance  for (be it for fun, to meet new people, socialise, for your wedding, for an event, to get back into dancing, to compete, to follow a career in dance), we can cater for everyone.   

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“Sydney Dance Rhythms have provided our school with great value and quality dance-fitness classes over the past two years. The energetic dance program known as ZumbAtomic covers a variety of dance skills including Hip Hop and Zumba. The sessions which incorporate fitness as well as dance certainly engage and motivate the students as well as develop their fitness level. Cristina and her staff are qualified professionals who have experience in dancing and teaching young children to grandparents.”

- ANNA MONTGOMERY
Principal at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School Summer Hill

"I highly recommend Cristina and Sydney Dance Rhythms to anyone interested in wanting their children to participate and excel in dance. My daughter Elena who is 6 was fortunate to have a full term of dance as part of her school curriculum and absolutely loved it and flourished under the instruction of "Miss Cristina". She now attends a weekly jazz dance class and is thoroughly enjoying learning new routines and participating in a fun team environment. My daughter has been to other dance schools in the last 3 years but Sydney Dance Rhythms is definitely the one she has most enjoyed and looks forward to attending every week!"

- ANGIE MARINO 
Elena’s mum (Jazz Dance Class)

“I took my very first dance lessons with Cristina and it was amazing! I learned how to Salsa 6 months ago and I still remember the steps she taught me. I met great people while taking the course and at the end the whole class we went out to for an authentic Salsa night in Sydney. We all got to put our moves to the test, have fun and see how much more we can improve by watching everyone else at the club. Overall, it was a great and affordable opportunity in a relaxed, comfortable environment that everyone should take advantage of sooner than later!"

- PETER CHICARIELLI
Latin Dance Class

“My daughter, Lizzie, has enjoyed participating in the Creative Dance Classes running on Saturday mornings. She loves pretending to be animals, doing silly falls, learning a little routine, pretending to sleep and wake like a flower. As a parent, I enjoy seeing the creative play, freeze, circuit, pompoms, the mix of boys and girls and parent involvement.”

- EMMA BAYLEY
Lizzie’s mum (Creative Dance Class)

“My daughter loves the Hip Hop classes. The teacher is wonderful, very friendly and easy going and my child loves her style of teaching.”

- MARIA
Ella’s mum ( Hip Hop Class)

“Our wedding was very memorable and I'm proud to say the bridal dance was the highlight of the night.  We had such great fun with you during the dance lessons, and you gave us so much confidence for our dance. You pushed us hard to do a dance that we didn't even think we had the capabilities to do.”

- PETER & WINNIE
Wedding Dance Lessons

“It was fantastic having Sydney Dance Rhythms dancers demonstrate and then dance with the members of our senior’s club last week. Our members were very excited to get a chance to dance as most of them have not danced in a long while. It stirred up some lovely memories for them and started conversations about the past. Your friendliness and warmth drew our members into participating and it was a surprise to see some of our frailer seniors take to the floor. The music was well balanced and the variety was enjoyed by all. Our members have agreed that it would be wonderful to have you back again and we look forward to another session of dance and enjoyment.”

-CECILY ABRAMSON
Manager at Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home