social distancing guidelines

Here’s how we at thestudio are implementing, adopting and adapting to guidelines for social distancing and covid-19 mitigation, that have allowed us to safely reopen and stay open. This page is updated regularly to reflect any changes and to add relevant content.

**Updated November 21st**

Updated Province of BC Restrictions & Guidelines

  • Masks must be worn at all times: In order to enhance our already robust social distancing protocols (see below), we kindly ask that everyone wear a mask whenever you are in the studio
  • Please keep your mask on during class
  • Please avoid socializing before and after class
  • Maximum number of students per class: 12
  • To ensure your place in class, please book online. Booking online is not compulsory, but helps to guarantee you a spot
  • If you are an existing student with a current membership or class pass and you will be booking online for the first time, please create a new account. Doing so will not only enable you to create an account login, but it will also give you an opportunity to enter your current information if anything has changed. Once you’ve done this, please give us up to 24 hours to merge your new account with your old, so that you can utilize your existing membership/pass for booking a class. If you’re running into issues with this process and require assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us
  • The centre of your spot in the practice room is clearly marked with a social distancing floor decal. Please be sure to place the center of your mat over this decal and align your mat front to back. This will insure that you are adequately spaced from other practitioners
  • Plexiglass shields are in place at the front desk. These are in place around the front desk for the protection of both staff and students
  • Maximum number of students in the ladies change room at any one time: 3
  • Maximum number of students in the men’s change room at any one time: 2
  • A minimum of 1 hour between classes to allow students to leave the studio and for the studio to be cleaned, before the next class’s students begin to arrive
  • Only bring the absolute minimum necessary for your class…clothing and equipment
  • Only use the change rooms if absolutely necessary. A “Dry Locker Room” with lockable lockers, will be provided in the studio foyer to leave any belongings that you wish to store/keep secure during class. This is provided free of charge as an alternative to using the change rooms
  • Only shower if you need too. Due to social distancing restrictions, we strongly encourage you to not shower at the studio. We recognize that this is not always possible and as such, we provide a shower booking option to allow you to reserve a spot for a shower. Showers will be provided based on your booking time
  • If you need to shower, please book online in advance. There is no charge or fee for booking a shower
  • If showering, please limit your time in the shower to 3 minutes for the benefit of your fellow practitioners
  • Please limit your time in the change room to that necessary to shower and change
  • Please listen closely to the directions of the front desk. They will be insuring that both students and staff adhere to social distancing guidelines in the hallway and going to and from change rooms and the practice room
  • In the front foyer and practice room, please use floor and barre markings to insure adequate social distancing from your fellow practitioners
  • We will continue to offer Live Stream class options to students who cannot or choose not to attend in-studio classes. These classes will be a streamed from the studio during regular in-studio classes. if you are attending a class in-studio, please let the teacher know if you have any concerns regarding this prior to class, so that the camera can be orientated accordingly