Covid-19 Studio Policy & Prevention Practices

  • Students should not arrive more than 5 minutes before their class.

  • Students may choose to wear a non-medical mask, however masks will not be enforced in the studio.

  • Students must check-in for their class before entering a studio.

  • Everyone is to sanitize their hands and equipment prior to entering and upon leaving each studio.

This policy is in accordance with guidance from Nova Scotia Public Health and was made with everyone's safety as the top priority and will allow appropriate social distancing to take place. 

 

Physical Distancing Measures and General Updates:

  • All classes have between 8-12 feet of social distancing

  • Advance online payments are encouraged wherever possible to minimize any need for students to congregate in the reception area. 

  • Studio doors will remain monitored during classes or will have appropriate signage reminding students to wait outside (properly physically distanced of course) until directed in by the reception team.

  • Changing areas and shower are closed / unavailable for use.

Cleaning Measures:

  • All  students must clean and disinfect there area after class. Appropriate time will be allotted between each class or appointment to ensure any equipment is cleaned thoroughly.  

  • Hand sanitizing stations are available for use. 

Masks:

  • Public health recommends wearing a mask where people are in close contact and can’t socially distance. Good handwashing hygiene and physical distancing should be prioritized.  

  • It is critical to note that the wearing of a mask does not in any way reduce the requirement of physical distancing, which is still encouraged by Provincial Public Health.  

  • Our poles are 9 feet apart, and our rigging points for aerials are 10-12 feet apart. Our reformer classes will be limited to 5 students so that we can maintain our 8 foot distancing.

Instruction and safety measures during class:

  • Instructors and students will be encouraged to maintain the 2m / 6ft physical distancing.

  • Instructors will once again be able to assist with hands on adjustments, as well as verbal clues.  

  • Crash mats are mandatory for aerial and any pole class with inversions regardless of the skill level of the student.  

Common courtesy measures:

  • Please adhere to physical distancing guidelines and remain 2m or 6 feet apart.

  • Please follow guidelines for frequent hand washing and good hygiene as per recommendations found here:   https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/HandWashing-Poster.pdf

  • Please listen to instruction from inesS® Studio team about cleaning protocols and other safety guidelines.

  • Please take note of signage relating to safety precautions.

  • When coughing or sneezing:  cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand.

  • Please wear your mask if requested by your fellow students or instructor when unable to maintain physical distance. You may otherwise choose to wear it during class or not.

  • Please ensure you have socks or dance slippers for walking through the studio.

 

Aerial Programs:

  • All students must wear socks to enter the studio until they reach their designated space. You do not need to wear a mask, but may choose to wear one.  

  • Mats will be wiped down after each use with a vital oxide before students exit their class.

  • Every aerial student must use a crash mat no matter your level.

 

Student Checklist:

  • Before heading to the studio:

    • How are you feeling?  Are you good to go to class?

      • If a student is feeling unwell, is exhibiting any COVID symptoms, has tested positive for COVID, or has travelled in the past 14 days, they are not to attend a class or enter the studio for any reason. 

    • Are you dressed and ready for class?

      • Students need to come ready for class.  We ask that you do not bring extra gear other than what you may require for your class. 

      • Pack any of your own personal equipment (IE:  mat, yoga block, reformer strap).

      • inesS® Studio will have a limited number of masks available for sale; however, due to current demands, we cannot guarantee availability at all times.  At the moment only some classes will require a mask. We will let you know which ones those are, and this may change as health regulations are updated.

      • Please bring along a clean pair of socks or dance slippers to wear if you are heading to the studio in sandals.

    • Have you pre-paid or purchased a package?

      • Please do so in advance wherever possible.  If it is absolutely essential to pay at the studio, only debit or credit will be accepted.

 

  • Arrival and Check in:

    • Students must wait outside of the main studio doors.  Please maintain physical distancing while in the public areas of the Vertu Building.  

    • There will be markers outside the studio to indicate where to line up before class.  

    • Students must enter one at a time and allow the reception staff to sign you in to the appropriate class.

    • Hand sanitizer will be available for use upon entry. 

    • Please remove your shoes.  If you are in sandals you will need to put on a pair of socks or dance slippers.  

    • Go directly to the room where your class is being held taking your personal belongings with you.  

    • The instructor will direct you to your place where there will be a mat for you to place your belongings.

 

  • Cleaning equipment & departure:

    • At the end of class, the instructor will provide some guidelines on proper cleaning of studio equipment. 

 

  • Between classes:

    • Just because you can’t hang out after class and chat with your INESS family, doesn’t mean you can’t keep the conversation going.   Visit us on Facebook and Instagram.   Post your pics and share your thoughts


 

Thank you to all of our students and instructors while we work through the transition to a new way of doing business, staying fit and having fun!


 

*Disclaimer: The guidelines and recommendations in this document are not legal or medical

advice. Given the extremely fluid environment of COVID-19, all guidelines and recommendations are subject to change.

Our Air Flow in the Studio

Here at inesS, we have an amazing HVAC systems that constantly brings fresh air into the building and releases it back out, with great filters. We have 4 different units powerful units to keep our air fresh.

If you have any further questions about our reopening that we have not answered on this page, feel free to email us at info@iness.ca or call us at 902-405-5500 and we would be happy to answer any and all questions you may have!