Event and activity restrictions easing back to Fall levels
As the provincial guidance and recommendations around COVID-19 continues to evolve, so too are some of health and safety practices we have in place.
Starting Tuesday, February 22nd, we will see a return to the guidelines we started the school year with, as it pertains to larger group gatherings in particular. As we ease slowly back from the more restrictive controls we were working under through the winter, here are the changes of note:
- School gatherings and events that bring together multiple classes or other groupings of students and staff, such as meetings and assemblies, can occur in person again (mask requirements and other protocols remain in place).
- Extracurricular activities, events and social gatherings that bring together members of the school community beyond staff and students (e.g. arts performances, music festivals, sports tournaments, etc), can be organized and go ahead, but will be restricted to 50 people or 50% capacity if held indoors, whichever is greater.
- Spectators and visitors may be present at gatherings and events, working within capacity limits and continued mask requirements.
- Visitors to the school will no longer be strictly limited to those supporting or providing direct benefit to student learning and well-being, enabling opportunities for limited volunteering options that may benefit students and staff.
All other protocols and measures continue to remain in place.
For the most up-to-date version of our health and safety plan, you can find that listed at the bottom of this page: https://newwestschools.ca/daily-health-checks-and-safety-plans-for-2021-22/