Covid-19 Safety Protocol

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Inis Cairde is committed to doing everything we possibly can to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The following are guidelines we are adopting based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. These guidelines/protocols may change as new recommendations and information become available. Any changes or updates to this protocol will be communicated to parents via email and posted at (Updated 1/31/2022)

When to stay home?
  • If you or any member of your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19

  • If you have experienced any of the COVID-19 symptoms within the last 14 days:

    • Fever 

    • Fatigue 

    • Dry Cough 

    • Difficulty Breathing

    • Loss of Taste or Smell

  • If you have been knowingly exposed (within 6 feet for at least 10 minutes) to someone with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 14 days

  • If you have been advised by a healthcare provider or health department to quarantine

Entering the studio
  • Curbside drop off and pick up is required. Students will be let into the building by IC staff

  • Students must wear a mask to enter the studio

  • Once they have entered students will place personal items in cubbies and proceed to a marked spot on the floor

During class
  • Students will be required to wear a mask during workouts, with outdoor, socially distanced breaks permitted as necessary

  • Stations and activities will be set-up to maintain social distancing

  • Instructors are required to wear a mask

Student guidelines
  • Students must come dressed and ready for activity. Older dancers may put shoes on upon entering the studio. 

  • Students may bring a small bag to keep items separate and clean 

  • Students should bring a personal water bottle / jug

  • Follow social distancing guidelines and rules by your teacher

After class
  • Students will take all items home each day. Nothing will be allowed to be left at the studio.

  • Students will be taken outside to be picked up by parents in a carpool fashion

Staff/Cleaning guidelines
  • Staff will help to sanitize high touch areas prior to and at the end of class

  • Staff will wear a mask at all times

  • High performance air purifiers are being used in the studio, which run daily and each night after classes have concluded

Parental guidelines
  • Parents will need to drop students off outside the studio. We will not allow parents in the building at this time. 

  • Parents should not drop students off for activity prior to 5 minutes before scheduled class time. 

  • Parents need to be on time to pick-up in order to allow staff time to clean prior to the next group