Procedures for Return to Onsite Learning & Vaccinations
The Central Coast Conservatorium of Music (CCCM) is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy working and learning environment, and is taking reasonable steps to protect staff and students from the risk of Covid-19.
Staff, students and visitors of CCCM are required to:
• Stay home if unwell or have any respiratory symptoms. Staff with respiratory symptoms may be required to present a negative Covid-19 test prior to returning to face to face work.
• Check in every day upon arrival – using the service NSW QR Code app that is located at entryways and various locations at CCCM
• Sanitise hands on arrival
• Ensure that you do not have more people in the space than current NSW health regulations allow – the maximum number of people allowed in each space is located on the door or internal wall of each room.
• Wash your hands often: Whenever you can, wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, and use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser between washing.
• Practice physical distancing at all times – maintain a 1.5m distance from people at all times.
• Cover your mouth and nose. If you sneeze or cough, aim to do so into your elbow.
As per the Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Education and Care Workers) Order 2021 Covid Vaccination is mandatory for all CCCM staff, contractors, Board members and volunteers (see COVID-19 Vaccination Policy), excepting those with valid medical exemptions.
In line with current public health orders, businesses are responsible for taking reasonable steps to prevent unvaccinated people aged 16+ entering their premises from 11 October 2021 until 1 December 2021.
Students under 16 years of age will not be asked for their vaccination status. However any visitors aged 16+ who enter our premises will need to provide proof of vaccination.
Wearing of Masks
Masks must be worn indoors. Teachers and students who need to remove their masks for the purposes of their lesson (eg. woodwind, brass, vocal students / teachers) can do so once they are in their studio. Other risk mitigation measures will be implemented for instrumental lessons where masks cannot be worn for the duration of the lesson, including appropriate physical distancing, ventilation and perspex shields.
Returning to face-to-face teaching and learning
Returning to face-to-face teaching and learning will remain optional for teachers and students until the end of Term 4 2021. On mutual agreement, some students and teachers may choose to remain online for the remainder of 2021.
If a student wishes to return to face-to-face learning and their regular teacher is unable to return, the student may request an alternative teacher. Such requests will be subject to availability of suitable alternative teachers and may not always be possible to accommodate.
From January 2022, subject to NSW health advice, it is expected that the majority of CCCM lessons and programs will return to face-to-face delivery, with appropriate risk mitigation strategies in place.
Illness and absence
If a student or teacher is unwell or is a close contact of a Covid-19 case, they will not be permitted to attend their lesson, class or ensemble face-to-face.
In the case of 1:1 lessons, the lesson can be delivered online at its usual scheduled time if both the teacher and the student are well enough to proceed. Otherwise CCCM’s usual cancellation conditions will apply (see CCCM Enrolment Terms & Conditions.)
Drop off and pick up of students
Parents will not be permitted to enter the CCCM premises when dropping off and collecting students. Parents will be required to drop students off at the door in the waiting area, and collect them at the door once their lesson is finished.