COVID – 19 – precautionary measures and circulars


With the mounting awareness and concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we feel that it is our social responsibility to ensure all necessary notifications  issued by the State Government and other credible bodies such as WHO, CDC and India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, are considered and appropriate precautionary steps are implemented for the health and safety of our students and the community. 

Here is some information as well as measures already implemented for the safety of our students and the community.

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Stringent cleaning practices at all studios have been put in place:
  • Strict disinfecting of facilities(including barres, flushes, taps, bolts, handles etc)
  • Students made to sanitise hands with sanitiser before entering the studio and after using the toilet
  • We make sure children refrain from touching other children in class or holding hands
  • Children with cough or  flu-like symptoms have been requested to stay away from classes
  • Students and staff  are requested to use the hand sanitiser
Do we have COVID-19 in our community ?

There have been no cases of COVID-19 at TLFCB. However, there are cases reported in Karnataka. The State Government continues to strengthen and update its containment measures, which we are monitoring regularly.

What can you do?
  • Follow all local and international travel and health advisories.
  • Check the class whatsapp groups regularly for updates from TLFCB
  • Maintain simple personal hygiene measures:
    • Wash your hands regularly
    • Use hand sanitiser if hand washing is not available
    • Cover your nose and mouth every time you sneeze.  Use a disposable tissue; if not available then sneeze into your upper arm to prevent your hands becoming contaminated with viruses
    • Throw tissues away into bins immediately
Have you travelled abroad recently?

TLFCB has students from around Bangalore and other countries. It is critical that you read the following instructions carefully for your safety and the community around us.

If you have travelled to any of the countries on the CDC Risk Level 3 list, we would ask that you remain away from ballet classes for 14 symptom-free days from when you left the Risk Level 3 country.  This also applies to any friends or guests who you are in contact with.

Please be aware that the Risk Level 3 list is being updated continually and we would therefore ask that you check the CDC guidelines.

When will the students return to the classes?

We are monitoring the situation from various authorities, all classes have been suspended until further notice. Please refer to class whatsapp groups for further information.

 

As the current situation is still developing and fluid, we are constantly reviewing how to manage this extraordinary situation.


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Circulars sent on class whatsapp groups

Date: 14 May  2020

Sent to : All groups on Whatsapp

Message:

Dear Parents / Students,

We are very pleased with the response from the students and parents to the online sessions on Zoom. Attendance is high in all the classes demonstrating that students are utilizing the opportunity to continue their learning despite the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown.  We encourage you to continue in the days ahead until we are allowed to resume classes in the studios.

The lockdown is entering its 4th phase and we are all waiting for further details from the state government. I am sure, most of us are aware that coming out of this COVID 19 crisis is more like a marathon than a sprint.

Please go through the attached document for more information. The section Update 14 May 2020 has been added. Please get in touch with Thejaswini or Rohini for clarifications.

Sincerely,

Devang Bhanushali

The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet

Document link -> Circular Click Here

 

Date: 6 May 2020

Sent to : All groups on Whatsapp

Message:

Dear Parents and Students,

As you know we are entering the 3rd phase of the lockdown with cases still rising daily.

Zoom classes are working well with high attendance in all classes showing that students especially children are adapting well. Teachers and I are happy to see the students on Zoom. We are all learning from this experience. I have personally come to terms with technology and appreciating it.

I trust you and your families are safe. I look forward to seeing the students back in the studio in the near future.

Regards Yana

 

Date: 28 April  2020

Sent to : All groups on Whatsapp

Message:

Dear Student and Parents,

Please refer the Online 2-way Live Classes guidelines for parents and students document below. This will help you get the most of the online sessions and also address some of the concerns you might have regarding the platform Zoom.

Regards,
Devang Bhanushali
Executive Director

The document can also be accessed online at https://bit.ly/zoomguidelines

 

Date: 14 April  2020

Sent to : All groups on Whatsapp

Message:

Dear Parents and Students,

As I’m sure you are all aware we have a further lockdown given by the Prime Minister today. Therefore we can not resume classes until after May 3rd. We are looking forward to seeing all our students again. We are continuing to send you class videos but to be honest, teachers teaching themselves lacks the magic of our students.

Please stay safe and motivated.

Regards,
Yana

 

Date: 28 March 2020

Sent to : All groups on Whatsapp

Message:

Dear Parents and Students,

Unfortunately due to the entire nation being in lock down we can not resume classes for three weeks . Please stay safe and indoors.

Regards,
Team TLFCB

 

Date: 19 March 2020

Sent to : All groups on Whatsapp

Message:

Dear Students & Parents,

In our weekly review of the current situation in Bangalore we still feel it is not safe to hold classes. This is in the interest of containing coronavirus in our community. We have decided to close all classes until Friday, 27th March 2020.

Thank you your support in this matter.

Regards,
Team TLFCB

 

Date: 13 March 2020

Sent to : Grade 1 & Above Whatsapp group including DF & Jazz.     

Message:

Dear Parents & Students, 

In the interest of safety and in compliance with the new government directive to close all schools, we have decided to close all classes until Friday, 20th March 2020. For the well-being of our students, staff and families we feel it is our social responsibility to take this precaution. We will review this in a week.

Ballet students, we are sending your current grade syllabus and vocabulary home for your revision along with music and class for you to practice. 

Jazz and Dance fit students please practice.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Regards,

Management TLFCB

 

Date: 12 March 2020

Sent to : Whitefield         

Message:

Dear Parents,

In view of the sensitivity  in the Whitefield area at the present time,we have decided not to hold grade 1 class today. This is in the interest of safety for all our students. We will be sending a video of a grade 1 class taught in HQ this week. If the students can participate along with the video they will maintain strength.This will be followed on learning from their classes. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Regards, 

Yana

 

Date: 10 March 2020

Sent to : PPB & PB Classes     

Message:

Dear Parents,

Due to the government directive to suspend all Primary schools we will not be holding pre primary and primary ballet classes. This is in the interest of safety for our students and parents. We will be sharing a pre primary and primary class video each week for you to show your child and get them to participate along with our teachers. This will ensure they do not lose out on their ballet class and they do not lose strength. We sincerely urge you to encourage your child to take up this activity you could also join in for some extra fun.

Thank you for your cooperation at this time.

Regards, 

Yana

 

Date: 4 March 2020

Sent to : All groups on Whatsapp     

Message:

Dear parents and students, 

In light of the Coronavirus, we would like to offer some guidelines regarding attending classes at TLFCB. These guidelines have been put in place in order to protect our students and the larger community.

We recommend following this general health & hygiene advice:

– Hand washing and hand sanitizing is necessary, particularly after the toilet and before eating, as well as before and after classes

– If any student develops “flu-like” symptoms it is important that they stay away from classes for 14 days after symptoms subside

– do not hold or shake hands in classes 

– do not attend classes if you or a family member has recently visited a high risk area 

If a student, or a member of their family, have traveled or are travelling to any of the following countries:

  • Thailand
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Taiwan
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • China
  • Italy
  • Iran

Then it is vital that in order to protect them and the rest of the TLFCB community that any travel plans include a 14 day quarantine period BEFORE the return to classes

For more information: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-for-schools.html

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We will share any further information that we receive.

If you have any relevant information to share, please send it to management@tlfcb.org so we can continue to keep you up to date on important news. 

With best wishes, 

Team TLFCB 

 

Date: 4 March 2020

Sent to : All groups on Whatsapp     

Message: 

Dear Parents and Students,

Due to the previous message we have put added precautions in place for the safety of our entire community.

Students will not be asked to hold hands in classes especially pre primary /primary while getting into a circle. Please ask your child to refrain from touching other children. Children will be asked to sanitize when entering class and after visiting the bathroom. Disinfectant will be used regularly during class times. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Yana