COVID-19 Safety

In response to Ontario’s state of emergency and stay-at-home order, event organizers have postponed and rescheduled all livestreams and are following provincially mandated public health protocols.

In accordance with the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework, and pursuant to Section 2(2) of Schedule 1 to Ontario Regulation 263/20: Rules for Areas in Stage 2 made under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, S.O. 2020, c. 17 (“the Reopening Ontario Act”), formerly a regulation made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (“EMCPA”) and now a continued section 7.0.2 order under the Reopening Ontario Act:

Events are closed to the public until further notice, and in many cases replaced with streaming performance events.

All digitally broadcast Supercrawl events are pre-recorded. Recording takes place at Bridgeworks, a performing arts facility closed to spectators.

The spacious, vaulted venue, with floor area of roughly 600 square metres (6,000+ square feet), ensures robust ventilation and allows organizers to maximize physical distancing and separation, both between individual performers and between performers and crew. Travel paths and physical distancing will be indicated via floor markings.

Venue capacity is limited to a maximum of 10 performers/crew at any given time, with all participants mandated to follow stringent public health protocols or be removed from the facility.

Performances will be scheduled in such a matter as to minimize individuals on-site and allow for thorough cleaning and disinfection of the venue between performances.

No in-person audience is permitted.

All performers and employees must wear properly fitted face masks and maintain minimum two-metre physical distance except for purposes of the performance. All participants must wear properly fitted face masks and maintain two-metre separation while in-venue, including washrooms and dressing rooms. All rooms will be rigorously cleaned and thoroughly disinfected before and after performances.

Singers and players of brass/wind instruments will be separated from any other performers onstage by plexiglass/sheet acrylic or other impermeable barrier.

Contact information will be collected from all participants for the purposes of contact tracing, should that be required. This information will remain confidential and held securely for a period of 30 days from filming, whereupon it will be destroyed.

All performers, crew and staff will be actively screened by public health questionnaire and touchless infrared thermometer prior to entry.

Individuals are required to self-assess on day of event and remain at home if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms as detailed on the Government of Ontario’s online self-assessment tool.

Individuals with symptoms, who have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, who have been told to self-isolate, or who have travelled outside of the province in the 14 days prior to the event should not attend.

All individuals entering the venue are required to wear a properly fitted face mask (covering nose and mouth, secured under chin and snugly fitted along cheeks) and use alcohol-based hand rub/sanitizer before entering.

All attendees must self-certify that they do not have symptoms, have not been diagnosed with or had direct contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 case in the past 14 days, and will comply with the event’s safety policies and procedures including wearing face coverings, observing mandated physical distancing, and other determined requirements.

Screening results will be reviewed by the compliance officer before performers, crew or staff enter the venue. Any individuals who do not pass screening will be immediately excluded from the workplace and encouraged to self- isolate and seek assessment and testing.

Violation of policies will constitute cause for removal from the event.

An onsite compliance officer will be responsible for the preparation and implementation of a COVID-19 safety plan, monitoring compliance with that COVID-19 safety plan, and the implementation and compliance with all required and recommended occupational health and safety and infection prevention and control measures.

Safety plan will be posted onsite and made available for inspection by public health officials upon request.

These protocols are consistent and compliant with the Ministry of Health’s Public current public health and workplace safety directives (as issued Jan 12, 2021).

Event subject to re-scoping or postponement if so mandated by public health authorities.

These measures enable organizers to provide high quality entertainment while keeping artists, crew and staff safe.

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