Flying Fox Studios COVID-19 Response and Plan

Important: Term 1 2020 classes will be suspended effective 25.03.20 as non-essential social gathering restrictions are increased. Please check your inbox 26/3/20 if you have a booking for Term 1, or for our April school holiday wokshop program.

 

From the onset of this situation, we have been listening to the appropriate sources for accurate and up-to-date information and will continue to actively monitor the situation as things continue to evolve.

  • Term 1 2020 classes are currently running, with additional cleaning and sanitation in all areas between lessons. As the situation changes we will keep you updated.
  • Starting 21/3/20 art classes will have the following changes due to physical distancing procedures. Direct classroom entry for enrolled students, via our front classroom doors. This will be facilitated by volunteer Flying Fox Studios staff, to help with the new process. A new 'drive through' drop off area will be available for older students.
  • Indoor waiting rooms are limited to 3 people per room, so we are recommending waiting in your car or in our outdoor spaces if possible while classes are in session.
  • Some Kindermusik classes will run in our outdoor backyard music classroom. We have a lovely area outside which will be used for outdoor lessons when class sizes are larger than our permitted classroom limits of 12 people plus teacher.
  • Change to our makeup lesson policy effective 16/3/20 "Although classes are still running as usual at the moment, if you miss a class over the coming weeks we will permit up to three make up lessons to carry over, and be used at some point during 2020, by arrangement through our office."
  • In addition to our usual rigorous cleaning and classroom procedures, such as regular hand washing and illness policy, we will be closing our complimentary tea/coffee facilities and removing toys and games from our indoor playrooms for the time being. We will still have outdoor play areas set up for those with little ones waiting.
  • Enrolments for all Term 2 classes will open as planned on Monday March 16th at 7:30am.
  • Term 2 classes are scheduled to begin Monday April 27th, so please enrol and we will be in contact if any delay to the start date occurs.
  • For all enrolled Term 2 students, we will also be offering (if needed due to a delayed start) online videos, lessons, and support in addition our face-to-face classes.
  • Any changes to our April holiday workshop program will be advised as the situation unfolds, which is changing day by day currently.
  • Our WeePlay Wednesday sessions scheduled for March 18th, 21st and April 1st have been postponed until May.

 

 

 

As you would know, we run our weekly class program for 36 teaching weeks each year (4 x 9 week terms), plus an additional 5 weeks for our School Holiday Workshops. Should there ever be a need to close our studio for a temporary period, we have an additional 11 contingency weeks each year where no classes are currently scheduled. These weeks are normally set aside for preparation, cleaning, and staff professional development, however are available to be used for lessons when needed.

This means that if a short term enforced studio closure does occur, we have plenty of weeks in the year available to re-schedule your lesson / workshop. You won't miss out!

Our Response:

We recognize this is a difficult time for all, and we remain deeply committed to our customers, staff members, and local community. We will communicate changes as quickly as possible via social media, and email, so please make sure to keep in touch, follow on social media, check your spam filter, and look out for our further communications.

We have been through unexpected closures before (the Gap storm & Cyclone Debbie) and while we have not had a situation of the scale and impact that we are seeing currently, it is part of our planning, with the main outcome of our scheduling being that you won't miss any face to face classes you have paid for, and we will do our best to limit disruptions to our classes.

As a small business that has spent the past 13 years dedicated to extracurricular activities for our local community, we will get through this, and thoroughly appreciate your support.

Thank you for standing by us,

From the whole Flying Fox Studios team!

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 Studio Address: 749-753 Southpine Rd Everton Park
(Crn Barton St & South Pine Rd)
Phone: 07 3855 1528
Email: info@flyingfoxstudios.com.au
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