Caution | State of local emergency renewed until May 24, 2021

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Based on updated Provincial public health measures announced May 4, all City of Calgary-operated indoor and outdoor sport, fitness and recreation programs and facility bookings will be suspended until further notice. Information about summer programs, including day camps, will be available when Provincial health orders permit.

COVID-19 Health and Safety - Arts Centres

Stay home and away from others

  • If you are showing symptoms or are feeling unwell
  • If you have travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days
  • If you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive or are waiting for test results for COVID-19

Masks and face coverings

In our Arts Centres, you must wear a mask at all times.

How we're keeping you safe

  • Making sure our facilities align with provincial guidelines
  • Cleaning and disinfecting high touch areas (e.g. doors, counters, railings)
  • Providing access to hand sanitizer and hand wash stations
  • Having staff maintain physical distancing and wear face coverings when possible
  • Limiting class capacity and providing an online registration system to manage the number of people in the facility at a time

How you can keep safe

  • Bring your own water bottle as there will be no access to a water fountain
  • Bring and clean your own arts supplies and tools.
    • First time participants: supplies and tools may be available for purchase, please check your registration/appointment confirmation for details.
  • Arrive no more than 15 minutes before your booking time
  • Avoid sharing supplies and equipment unless you are in the same household or cohort (this includes sharing tools, towels, art supplies and plastic). Do not share water bottles.
  • Maintain physical distancing and wear masks when possible.
  • Avoid moving around your arts studio and stay close to your assigned table/space
  • Remain in your studio during the entire program unless using the washroom
  • Avoid touching artworks that belong to others or supplies and artist materials that have not been assigned to you.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before, during and after your activity
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth and face
  • Cover coughs and sneezes in a tissue or your elbow
  • Carry and use your own hand sanitizer
  • Don’t gather or loiter in the lobby, parking areas or public areas before, during or after your activity
  • At the end of the appointment timeslot, you must leave the building regardless of your entry time

Arts Centre specific measures

  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age to use Arts Centres studios
  • Studio capacity is determined specific to each facility based on space and equipment available. Equipment availability may be limited due to physical distancing requirements.
  • Studios not in use are restricted and off limits to the public
  • Some amenities/equipment have been re-located to other areas to allow for necessary physical distancing; look for signage when you arrive.
  • Technique demonstrations by instructors will be held in small groups to ensure social distancing
  • Users are required to clean their workspace before and after use
  • Only one person can clean up at the sink area at a time
  • Individual hand tools have been removed from the ceramics studio.
  • Participants are required to thoroughly wash and clean the tools and equipment they use during their appointment. Arts Centres’ staff will further sanitize tools and equipment between uses.
  • Gloves will be worn during glaze appointments
  • If you are being picked up please have your ride wait in the parking lot, no waiting in the hallways