BCGC Communicable Disease (COVID-19) Prevention Plan

Personal Practices

Health Check

Each singer/parent will be requested to perform a ‘health check’ before coming to rehearsal to ensure the singer/themselves do not have symptoms of a cold, influenza, Covid-19, or other respiratory diseases.

What to Do When Sick

Students, staff members, and any other adult must stay home if they are experiencing symptoms of illness (including but not limited to symptoms of COVID-19). This does not include symptoms consistent with a previously diagnosed health condition (e.g., seasonal allergies) Singers are able to return once symptoms have improved and their fever has resolved without the use of fever-reducing medication (e.g. Tylenol, Advil)

Staff, singers, and any other adults, who test positive for COVID-19 should self-isolate. If you tested positive and are managing your illness at home you can end isolation when these conditions are met:

  • Fever has resolved without the use of fever-reducing medication, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. 
  • Symptoms have improved.

**If a singer becomes ill at rehearsal, she will be taken to a designated (isolated) area to await parent pick-up.


  • Mask wearing is a personal choice that will be supported and respected.

Vaccines/Visitor Policy

  • We no longer require singers, staff or visiting persons to be vaccinated.

Environmental Practices

Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • Rehearsal spaces will be cleaned/disinfected prior to our arrival
  • High-touch surfaces or visibly dirty areas will be cleaned as needed by BCGC and/or SD#43 janitorial staff

Hand Hygiene/Respiratory Etiquette

  • Singers will be encouraged to cough or sneeze into their elbow or tissue (followed by proper hand hygiene)

Ventilation and Air Circulation

All mechanical systems are monitored and controlled by the rehearsal venue maintenance team and are expected to be designed, operated and maintained as per the standards and specifications set out by WorkSafe BC.

Use of Space

Staff and singers are no longer required to socially distance however we will still encourage respecting others’ personal space (the distance from which a person feels comfortable being next to another person).

Provincial Public Health Orders/Federal Travel Requirements

Local public health orders may be put in place for entire regions or communities and/or for specific settings or activities within a health authority region. BCGC will be in compliance with any/all public health orders.

International Travel Policy

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Updated April 2024