Vaccine Passport

Posted: Sep 17, 2021

We have been contacted with updated guidance as it applies to dance studios and proof of vaccination, as of September 17th, 2021.

With new info coming straight from the Ministry of Health, two major adjustments have been made official:

  • We have been granted the 21 years of age and younger exemption for youth recreational sport

Provided our classes are clearly intended for specific age ranges that fall within the exemption, and provided no class exceeds 50 people, this exemption now applies to our dancers. This was not the case even yesterday--official sources were still instructing studios to require proof of vaccination from all individuals 12 years and older.

This means that the majority of our dancers are no longer required to provide proof when they enter the building, only those participating in classes intended for adult age groups. It should be noted that only a small segment of our younger student base required the vaccine card prior to this change, and all who attended classes thus far were able to provide it.

  • Individuals entering the facility to escort young children, with the intention of immediately exiting, are no longer required to provide proof of vaccination

Similar to restaurants allowing pick-up orders without proof, but requiring the vaccine card for sit down dining, this change will significantly reduce the pressure on studio staff tasked with scanning QR codes.

IMPORTANT: Should you enter the facility for drop-off or pick-up, and opt not to provide proof of vaccination, you must leave immediately thereafter. This extends beyond the simple drop-and-go policy. Please realize that this is NOT an open invitation to enter the lobby area, sit, and wait for several minutes prior to the start or end of class. In such cases, you will be asked to present a vaccine card. In the interest of public safety, these individuals are NOT permitted to remain in the facility for any length of time.

Note also that masks remain mandatory for all indoor common areas such as lobbies and hallways for individuals 12 years and older, and social distancing is still strongly recommended.

From all across British Columbia, the dance community provided feedback to the province, detailing the unique challenges we face. Officials have listened and the requirements have been adjusted to better suit the realities of dance studio operation. Though the updated order is more relaxed, we are confident that the Excalibur facility remains a safe place for our staff, students and their families.

Should you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact studio management for assistance.

Wednesday 17-Feb-16 09:37:59 PST