COVID 19 HEALTH & SAFETY MUSIC ROOM GUIDELINES

Based on government advice and guidelines, the Nhave made made some changes so we can all continue to operate and ensure everyone feels safe at music rooms, including:

– Reduced music room capacity to increase space between visitors

– Increased sanitising of surfaces such as pianos, doors handles and sound systems

– Increased number of fans for ventilation (please use them accordingly)

Please follow the information and instructions on hygiene and social distancing as displayed around the building to keep yourself and everyone safe. By attending a booking at NLMA you agree to abide by these rules.

 

BUILDING RULES

  • Use hand sanitiser upon arrival, and regularly throughout your time with us.  Ideally bring your own to reduce contact with our dispensers, but we do have them located on the ground floor by the entrance, as well as reception and on the 2nd floor.

  • Everyone must wear face masks and gloves when entering the building, and when in common areas at all times. Don’t touch your face or mask while wearing it. Change your mask if it gets damp or you’ve touched it.

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before putting your mask on.  

  • After drying your hands throw the towel in the clearly designated bin.

  • NO FOOD AND DRINK IN MUSIC ROOMS – only bottled water, which is not to be shared.

  • There are no tea or coffee making facilities or regular/communal seating available.

  • To maintain 2 metres distance, please adhere to the floor marking at reception and other parts of the building,, if there’s a flow of people coming down the stairs, please use the waiting area in the ground floor before going upstairs.

  • The lounge/communal seating area is only to be used for staggered entry and as an exit buffer to minimise proximity with people. If there are more than 2 people in the lounge please wait outside at an appropriate distance.

  • Arrive at your allocated time and not before. Early arrivals will be required to wait outside.

  • Members teaching are responsible for communicating these rules to their students (or parents where applicable)

 

MUSIC ROOM USE RULES

  • Please adhere to new the maximum room capacities, clearly shown when booking.These are in order to maintain 2 metre social distance as marked. We reserve the right to refuse a booking, if more than the stated number of people attend without prior knowledge via email.

  • We have implemented a 15min buffer time in between bookings to allow the academy staff to thoroughly clean the rooms after each use. We also strongly encourage visitors to be mindful of using the space and clean surfaces using the cleaning products provided, and throw away the disposable towels in the marked Covid19 bins. This helps protect our staff while they are helping protect you.

  • We strongly encourage our clients and visitors to bring their own instruments, leads etc., for health and safety purposes, but if you decide to use our equipment you confirm you understand you are doing so at your own risk in light of Covid-19 and you agree you will take responsibility to disinfect the equipment with the cleaning materials provided before and after use.

For Amy and Hendrix music room use: 

  • Keep the room ventilated by opening windows and using the fans available

  • Use the available cleaning products and disposable paper to clean surfaces and throw away the paper only in the labelled bins

  • Keep 2 metres distance, using floor markings.

 

For larger groups using the Hendrix room, please follow these additional rules

  • Staggered Entry, for groups participants are allowed to gain access 10min before scheduled booking

  • Allow for extra time for getting in and out of the building for larger groups

As a booker and visitor to our music rooms, you agree to take full responsibility for your personal health, hygiene and assuring the safety of others in attendance, including high risk participants.

We strongly advise that those deemed as high risk to avoid attending the studios.

Attending is at your own risk and all visitors must wear masks and gloves at all times in communal areas, and wipe surfaces in the studios using the products provided, as described above.

Our staff will be in charge of maintaining cleanliness around the communal areas. We are cleaning the music rooms between each use but also ask you to help protect our staff as well by wiping surfaces before and after use.

NORTH LONDON MUSIC ACADEMY GROUP INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES – 

Maximum capacity per group is now 2 students from September 2020 onwards. For any questions regarding enrolling or continuing your child’s classes with us, please email info@northlondonmusicacademy.com

COVID 19 GUIDELINES

Staff, visitors and clients who are unwell with following symptoms of Coronavirus (Covid-19) should not attend the studios. If you have any of the following symptoms DO NOT enter the building.

Please note that we have the right to refuse entry to anyone using/booked to use the studios if you have Covid19 symptoms, and no refunds will be eligible. 

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

 

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you have any of these symptoms. Stay at home and self isolate for 14 days.

 

If you have symptoms and have a booking with us, please contact the academy as soon as possible.

If you have recently travelled or come back abroad, please self isolate for 14 days before attending the music rooms.

For any questions or concerns please email info@academybuilding.net or call 0207 388 9090. 

THIS IS UNCHARTED TERRITORY.

We are all learning as we go. Our pledge is to work with you to talk through all the issues and concerns to provide a safe working environment for all our people.  We are continuously reviewing our procedures and will do everything we can to accommodate and meet your own requirements.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Official UK Government advice

Visit the following links for official UK government advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Stay at home: guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Overview – -Coronavirus (COVID-19):

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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