COVID-19, Pandemic, Infectious Disease or Illness Policies and Procedures
Delaney Studios have a duty to eliminate or reduce risks and hazards at the school, monitor the health of employees and clients and monitor the conditions at any workplace under their management and control.
General hygiene precautions – time for a reminder Delaney Studios Staff should remind students, clients and others entering their workplaces of the importance of high personal hygiene standards which are vital to protect against the spread of infection. You should:
Display signage reminding people to wash their hands regularly and thoroughly. A quick splash of water will not do the job.
Consider installing hand sanitiser dispensers in bathrooms, meeting rooms and high pedestrian traffic areas such as reception areas.
Remind students that they should not present at the school if they are unwell, and they should sneeze or cough into their elbows and not their hands. Employees and students who share equipment such as phones or tablets and art tools should wipe down this equipment with a sanitising wipe after use.
What about students or clients who have been in affected areas or who might be contagious? Delaney Studios implores that students or clients notify the art school immediately, if they:
have travelled to an affected area and/or
are suffering, or have suffered, flu-like symptoms since the virus was first detected.
have been diagnosed with COVID-19
have been named a close contact of someone with COVID-19
If the answer any either of these questions is yes, notify Delaney studios immediately. The employee or student should self-isolate for 7 days for vaccinated persons or 14 days for unvaccinated persons once they have returned from an affected area or since being in contact with a confirmed infected person. A medical certificate or note must be supplied to the art school’s Principal for clearance before you to return to school.
Are there pockets of fear causing poor behaviour within the art school? Delaney Studios do not tolerate students, staff or clients behaving inappropriately to colleagues or clients or visitor or staff who have recently returned from overseas or who have family overseas. Delaney Studios will monitor this and intervene where necessary to remind employees, students and visitors of their obligations to behave respectfully towards others at the school.
What are Delaney Studios obligations if employees are unable to work? The Fair Work Act 2009 provides that employers have a right to stand down employees in certain circumstances. Modern awards, enterprise agreements or employment contracts may also contain stand down provisions and generally such periods are unpaid.
What if an employee, student or client can’t attend art classes because they have or are suspected of having COVID-19 or they are caring for someone in this situation? Employees must contact the Principal and inform them immediately. Staff will no longer be rostered onto work until they provide medical clearance prior to returning to work.
Students and clients must notify Delaney Studios immediately, students will need to self-isolate for 14 days, they must provide medical clearance prior to returning to art classes. The student will be offered makeup classes for the weeks missed due to a positive infection test, medical proof must be supplied via a doctor’s certificate or note. These make up lessons can be used within the current term or in the next term at the discretion of the Principal. No refunds or credits will be issued if the school is open and in normal operation.
If the school for any reason needs to close during term due to quarantine, parents and students will be notified immediately and a contingency plan will be put into place. Students are entitled to make up lessons for the missed weeks in the current term only, or in a future term at the discretion of the Principal. No credits or refunds will be permitted.
What if an employee or student is quarantined, or unable to return from overseas?
Employees: Employees are asked to self-isolate if they have been in an affected area or in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 or infected person for 7 days if vaccinated or 14 days if unvaccinated once exposed. If multiple quarantine events have the effect of creating a stoppage of work the stand down provisions referred to above may apply. Delaney Studios employees will not be rostered onto work until self-isolation is completed. A doctor’s certificate or note must be supplied by the employee to approve their return to work.
Students: Students are asked to self-isolate if they have been in an affected area or in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 or infected person for 7 days for vaccinated and 14 days for unvaccinated once exposed. Students must provide medical clearance prior to returning to art classes. If the student has paid their term fee in full, the student will be offered makeup classes for the weeks missed due to a positive infection test, medical proof must be supplied via a doctors certificate or note in order to return to classes. These make up lessons can be used within the current term. No refunds or credits will be issued if the school is open and in normal operation.
What if an Employee or a Student want to stay at home as a precaution? Employees will need to request to take some time away and ask not to be rostered onto work. All employees are casually employed. Employees will not be paid leave under casual employment. Students who choose to stay home as a precaution and are not medically diagnosed with an illness will not be offered refunds or credits. If the school is operating as normal, students will be offered makeup lessons to be used within the current term, unless specially agreed upon by the Principal. Lessons will also be accessible via Zoom live every lesson. Students wishing to stay home can log in from home online.
Clean hands protect against infection - Protect yourself
Clean your hands regularly.
Wash your hands with soap and water, and dry them thoroughly.
Use alcohol-based handrub if you don’t have immediate access to soap and water.
How do I wash my hands properly? Washing your hands properly takes about as long as singing "Happy Birthday" twice, using the images below supplied by the World Health Organisation.
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Ali and Scott Weis, Turramurra - "Michelle is an amazing teacher and we highly recommend her. She’s inspired, challenged and taught both of our daughters over the last 5 years. They love participating in Michelle’s calming learning environment because they feel included and valued. They’re really enjoying their art and the art shows they’ve now been invited to display their work at. They have produced some amazing work. We can't thank Michelle enough."