Health & Safety
The Health and Safety of Fall for Dance North (FFDN) artists, patrons, staff and volunteers is of utmost importance at Fall for Dance North
[updated August 5, 2022]
FFDN Health/Safety & COVID policy
We are so pleased that you have chosen to engage with Fall for Dance North and participate in the exciting lineup of activities we have in store for our 8th annual festival. Your health and safety is important to us as you engage with our activities and we make every effort to ensure the comfort and safety of our audience, staff, volunteers, crew and artists. It is important that we all abide by these general guidelines in addition to location specific processes/procedures in order for everyone to enjoy the festival experience.
FFDN is committed to putting policies and procedures in place that help limit the spread and transmission of COVID-19. All ticket holders will receive information about COVID-19 safety measures for in-person activities. We will continue to monitor governmental policy changes and advice from health authorities in order to inform any updates to these policies set forth.
NOTE: As Fall for Dance North does not own or operate its own venue(s), we may be asked to abide by additional COVID-19 policies and regulations, as dictated by each venue. Additionally, each specific FFDN activity may have different requirements, please visit the Health and Safety sections on the respective festival activity pages. FFDN will ensure that you are informed of any venue-specific or activity-specific information, before the commencement of your engagement.
General Health/Safety Guidelines
Before your arrival:
- Be sure to check the venue site where you have purchased tickets to confirm any policies around proof of vaccination or masking requirements.
- If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms please stay home & self-isolate, get tested or contact a healthcare provider.
- If you are experiencing covid-19 symptoms and need to request a refund, please refer to our ticketing policy HERE.
Arriving at your FFDN engagement:
- A FFDN representative may request to see your proof of vaccination information upon arrival if required by the venue.
- Masks and face coverings will be available, depending on stock in the event a patron requires one.
Hand sanitizer will be provided onsite.
During your FFDN engagement:
- FFDN and our partner venue will ensure the cleanliness of all spaces as much as possible. This includes stages, washrooms, seating areas, props, equipment, etc.
- FFDN staff may frequently remind all participants at every engagement about best practices to prevent COVID-19 transmission, in the form of posted written materials or verbal announcements.
- In the event a patron is not following the outlined protocols, FFDN reserves the right to ask a patron to leave in order to ensure the safety of our audience, staff, artists and crew.
Persons may be exempt from wearing a mask or face covering under certain conditions as outlined in Schedule 1 - General Compliance (Subsection 2. 4) according to Ontario regulations. In addition, if a venue is requiring proof of vaccination, medical exemptions
The province of Ontario no longer requires businesses and organizations to check for proof of vaccination and has lifted masking mandates. However, some of our venue partners may still require proof of vaccination and/or masking in order to access the space. For more information around proof of vaccination and to download your QR certificate please visit the Ontario Ministry website HERE.
FFDN’s Masking & Vaccination Policy
Although Ontario no longer requires businesses and organizations to check for proof of vaccination effective March 1, 2022, FFDN is still requesting all of its employees, artists and contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to ensure that we continue to work in a safe environment and help minimize the spread.
All staff, artists, crew and volunteers will be masked during activity and while interacting with audience members. We will also conduct regular rapid testing of our staff, crew and volunteers prior to entry of festival venues.
FFDN has engaged with consultants from Odyssey Medical Inc. in order to help inform best practices. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any changes to government mandated guidelines may affect your participation in FFDN. As a result, your FFDN engagement may be suspended or postponed at any time, and rescheduled for a later date, if and when possible. Ticket reimbursement/refund policies will be implemented where no rescheduled date is possible. You will also be given the opportunity to donate your ticket fee to the organization if you wish. All rescheduling or cancellation information will be sent to ticket purchase holders in advance and every effort will be made to communicate with our audience in the event of change. Please refer to our full ticketing policy HERE.
FFDN maintains respectful workplace practices where discriminatory and harassing behaviour is not tolerated. Individuals engaged with FFDN, including artists, staff, contractors, and venue partners are expected to follow FFDN’s Code of Conduct. For more information, please contact General Manager Aviva Fleising by email at email@example.com, or call: 416-907-4334.
Ultimately, every individual’s health and safety is important, and we strive to create a working environment in which everyone has agency, to make personal choices and raise their voice in moments that feel unsafe. It is not possible for an organization to ensure that no one participating in the festival will not test positive for COVID-19, or any other illness. This document in no way replaces anyone’s own individual research re: COVID-19, and it is not meant to substitute any official policy or documentation released by any federal, provincial, or local government agency or organization. It is everyone’s own individual responsibility to remain vigilant and up-to-date on all government health/safety policies, measures, and restrictions.
Thanks again for participating in Fall for Dance North! As you can appreciate we have been anticipating returning to theatres since our last in-person festival in 2019. It takes a village to put a festival on and it also takes a village to be diligent about health and safety to ensure the shows can go on.
FFDN has been awarded the #SafeTravels Stamp. The Safe Travels Stamp is an international symbol designed to allow travelers to recognize governments and companies around the world, which have adopted health and hygiene, standardized protocols – so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’.