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COVID 19 Protocols for our Gallery

See below for all current policies and procedures that are in place for the Station Arts Centre

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Vaccination passport

As of September 22, 2021, the Province of Ontario will require members of the public to be fully vaccinated to access certain public settings, including meeting and event spaces.

Patrons just visiting the Gallery or shopping our Baggage Room gift shoppe are exempt.

To participate in any program, attend an In House meeting, a meeting, an opening, or event with our organization, participants must provide proof of full vaccination as well as proof of identity (such as a driver’s license or health card) as required by the law. A copy of your vaccine receipt will be accepted as proof.

 

Station Arts Centre staff have no ability to override this policy. After September 22, if you forget or otherwise fail to provide proof of vaccination, you will not be allowed to enter the facility. Arguing with or otherwise trying to intimidate staff into ignoring provincial law is not acceptable behaviour and may result in being banned from  the facility.

 

1.     How does this law impact children and youth?

Youth (12 and under) will not be required to show proof and partake in all events/programs.

 

2.     How does this law impact spectators and guardians?

By law, anyone accompanying the child as a spectator or guardian must show proof of vaccination and proof of identity if they are 12 years of age or older.

 

3.     How does this law impact volunteers? 

Proof of identification and proof of being fully vaccinated is not required for workers or volunteers.

 

4.     What is the definition of fully vaccinated?

Under the law, a person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if, they have received,

(i)  the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines,

(ii)  one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or

(iii)  three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada; and

(b)  they received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before providing the proof of being fully vaccinated
 


5.     What if I don’t want to disclose my vaccination status?

You can choose whether to disclose your vaccination status. Should you make the decision not to divulge this information, you will not be permitted to attend the program/event/meeting/opening at the Tillsonburg Station Arts Centre.

The Tillsonburg Station Arts Centre will not retain any vaccination information provided in accordance with the law.

If you need to withdrawal from a program registration, event, In House group or rental, please contact us at 519-842-6151 or email tverbuyst@stationarts.ca


 

6.     Will people with medical exemptions be allowed to access the Community Centre?

Anyone claiming a medical exemption must provide a written document, completed and supplied by a physician or registered nurse in the extended class that sets out:
 

(i)         a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and

(ii)         the effective time period for the medical reason

 

You can learn more about Ontario's Proof of Vaccination Policy on the Ontario website. 

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Masks

Please be aware that any patron entering the Station Arts Centre must be wearing a mask at all times. This applies to anyone over the age of 2. 

Masks are to be kept on for all meetings, events, and programs that are held at the organization to continue to protect the Staff, volunteers, instructors and participants. 

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Other COVID Protocols in Place

Sanitization: Please sanitize utilizing the sanitizer provided for you upon entry of the building. 

The staff continues to sanitize all high touch areas frequently throughout the day. 

Self Assessment: Please self assess prior to entering the building. If you answer yes to any of the below, please do not enter the organization. 

  • fever or chills

  • cough

  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • fatigue

  • muscle or body aches

  • headache

  • new loss of taste or smell

  • sore throat

  • congestion or runny nose

  • nausea or vomiting

  • diarrhea

Travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days or been in contact with someone who has tested postive for COVID 19. 

6ft Social Distancing: Please continue to adhere to the 6ft social distancing rule to ensure the comfort and safety of all visiting. There may be times where our organization is at full capacity, please be prepared to kindly wait in case of these circumstances.