COVID-19

QBSC COVID Vaccine Policy

Effective Date: September 22, 2021

In accordance with Ontario’s Ministry of Health directive to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, starting on September 22, 2021, Quinte Ballet School of Canada (QBSC) will require anyone 12 years and older entering QBSC indoor facilities at 196 Palmer Road in Belleville to be fully vaccinated. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated after receiving the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (e.g. two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series, plus 14 days from last shot).

All QBSC employees, students, volunteers, independent contractors, rental groups and visitors (anyone 12 years and older) will be asked to provide proof of vaccination at entry, along with photo ID (such as driver’s license or health card or student card) starting September 22, 2021.

There is no option for unvaccinated people to submit a negative COVID-19 test instead of proof of vaccination, but QBSC’s Covid Vaccination Policy will allow for medical exemptions for those who are allergic to the vaccine or for whom it poses a health risk. Exemptions will be permitted for unvaccinated individuals with legally approved medical exemptions recognized by the Province of Ontario documented by a physician or nurse practitioner.

Failure to comply with QBSC’s COVID Vaccine Policy may result in immediate termination of contract, employment or participation in QBSC’s classes held in our indoor studios.

This policy will be in effect as of September 22, 2021, in accordance with provincial regulations. An enhanced digital vaccine receipt that features a QR code will be available by the Province of Ontario as of October 22, 2021. QBSC management will continue to communicate to all stakeholders this policy and update our health and safety policies as regulations change.

QBSC Students

Professional Training Program (PTP), Recreation Division (RD), Dancing with Parkinsons (DWP)

  • All PTP, RD and DWP students and visitors entering QBSC indoor facilities who are eligible to receive the COVID vaccine will be required as of September 22, 2021, to show proof of vaccination.This includes parents/caregivers entering the building whose students are attending classes.
  • PTP, RD and DWP students must be vaccinated if eligible.
    • Exemptions will be granted to those who are legally entitled (e.g. medical reasons) with appropriate documentation by a physician or nurse practitioner or if under 12 years old.
  • Documentation by a physician or nurse practitioner of legal and medical reasons for exemption must be provided to PTP Registrar/Recreation Admin Coordinator/General Manager. 
  • The General Manager will be ultimately responsible for keeping these exemption documents in a secure place.
  • Unvaccinated students with approved exemption or not yet eligible for the vaccine may be subject to regular testing and different public health directives than vaccinated students in the case of a COVID situation.
  • Students who have not yet been able to access the vaccine or are not yet eligible but become eligible for the COVID vaccine while attending QBSC are expected to receive their vaccine at the earliest possible time.

Visitors and Volunteers

  • All visitors and volunteers entering QBSC indoor facilities who are eligible to receive the COVID vaccine will be required as of September 22, 2021, to show proof of vaccination.
  • All visitors and volunteers entering QBSC indoor facilities to QBSC must be vaccinated if eligible.
    • Exemptions will be granted to those who are legally entitled (e.g. medical reasons) with appropriate documentation by a physician or nurse practitioner or if under 12 years old.
  • Documentation of legal reason for exemption must be provided to the General Manager.

Renters

  • All renters, their instructors and their eligible program participants entering QBSC facilities who are eligible to receive the COVID vaccine will be required as of September 22, 2021 to show proof of vaccination.
  • A contact list of the rental group’s instructors and students will be provided to QBSC’s General Manager including names, ages, proof of vaccination and notation of documented medical exemptions.
  • All renters, their instructors and students entering QBSC indoor facilities must be vaccinated if eligible.
    • Exemptions will be granted to those who are legally entitled (e.g. medical reasons) with appropriate documentation by a physician or nurse practitioner or if under 12 years old.

QBSC Employees and Service Providers (Teachers, Pianists, Admin)

  • In addition to being asked if an employee or service provider is fully vaccinated, as of September 22, 2021, QBSC will require proof of vaccination for any/all employees and service providers.
    • Exemptions will be granted to those who are legally entitled (e.g. medical reasons) with appropriate documentation by a physician or nurse practitioner.
  • All QBSC Employees and Service Providers will complete a rapid antigen test on a weekly basis.
  • QBSC employees or service providers who are not fully vaccinated due to a documented medical exemption will be required to complete a rapid antigen COVID test on a regular basis when coming onsite during regular business hours.
  • Documentation of legal reason for exemption must be provided to the General Manager.