COVID Information Zone
Children are not permitted to attend workshop, day camp or rehearsal if they should be self isolating because:
they or someone in their support bubble has tested positive for or has experienced any symptoms of coronavirus.
they have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app.
they have arrived in the UK from a country with a high coronavirus risk.
Children do not need to wear face masks, with the exception of children aged over 11 and attending our workshops at QE Park Centre on a Tuesday. They are required to wear a mask unless the are in the main hall. This is a requirement of the centre, whilst they using shared public spaces (including the toilet).
Arrival and Departure
You are asked to complete an online COVID declaration on the morning of workshop, day camp or rehearsal.
Drop off is up to 5 minutes before workshop, day camp or rehearsal is due to start. Please remain inside your car until this time. Children and parents must wait outside the building. A parent must accompany their child(ren).Please be aware of social distancing whilst waiting outside and ensure that you remain 2 meters away from other family groups. Ideally, only one parent should come to drop off/collect their child. We will meet you at the door.
Nobody may enter the building until advised to do so. Parents must not come into the building unless absolutely necessary - for example, in an emergency. Children will have their temperature taken before being allowed into the building.
Pick up is immediately after the workshop/rehearsal is finished. Please ensure that you arrive in time to collect your child promptly. If you are bringing children for a later workshop/rehearsal as well as picking up from an earlier one, they must wait with you in the car until their workshop is due to start.
On entry and exit, everyone must sanitise their hands.
If at all possible, please try not to bring additional siblings who are not coming to workshop/rehearsal, to drop off or pick up children. If this is not possible, please leave them in the car if practical.
You will have completed all the required paperwork online (including care information and permissions) when you initially signed up. Please make sure that you check this information online before the start of term.
Unless previously arranged with us, children are not allowed to leave with adults other than the parent who drops them off.
Drop off and collection will be outside (even if it's raining).
Children are not allowed to leave by themselves.
We will not allow any visits, unless in exception circumstances.
What to Bring
Children should only bring with them the essential items that they will need: lunch and snacks (if coming to day camp or an all-day rehearsal), water bottle. Mobile phones, toys, books etc. must be left at home. Sorry, there will be no show and tell.
We are currently unable to provide a snack or drink (including cups/bottles of water). Children should bring a named bottle of water. Please do not send snacks unless children are coming to day camp or rehearsal.
We sorry, but we are unable to provide any snacks or drinks (including cups/bottles for water). We will refill named water bottles.
If coming to day camp, children must bring a named packed lunch each day, along with a bottle of water. We are unable to heat food or keep it cool.
We are nut free. Please do not include nuts or nut products such as peanut butter in packed lunches or for snacks. These can cause a severe allergic reaction in some children, even if they don't eat the nuts themselves
What to Wear
Children should wear their MIM hoodie and something comfortable (trousers or shorts are ideal). The room will be well ventilated, so please take this into account (an extra jumper may be needed). Due to the current situation, any lost property will be safely disposed of at the end of each workshop.
Tissues and their Disposal
Children should bring their own tissues. Children must dispose of all used tissues immediately in the bins provided.
Children will only be allowed to visit the toilet one at a time. They must wash their hands afterwards, before re-entering the workshop/rehearsal space.
Crew members will wear a face mask and gloves (PPE) when giving first aid.
Isolation For Any Child Displaying Possible Symptoms
If any child experiences symptoms of the virus (persistent cough and/or high temperature) they will be moved into the isolation room. We will contact parents to collect them immediately.
We will ensure all rooms used are subject to through cleaning before the beginning of each workshop, particularly surfaces, and prominent areas of communal contact (handles, light switches, chairs, doors, etc). High touch areas will be regularly sanitised throughout workshops, day camps and rehearsals.