On 3 April 2020, PM Lee announced a strict set of COVID-19 preventative safety measures, called the
“Circuit Breaker” to be in effect from 7 April to 4 May 2020. During this time, our physical music classes at LVL Music Academy had to be put on a temporary halt and classes were moved from in person classes to online classes. The Circuit Breaker was extended to 1 June 2020.
The Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced on 28 May 2020 that the Singapore economy will resume activities safely in a three-phased approach. During Phase 1, LVL Music Academy’s music classes were still held online. On 19 June, Singapore’s economy reached Phase 2 and our physical classes were allowed to resume.
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On 14 July 2020, Janice, co-founder and teacher of LVL Music Academy was interviewed by Channel 8 News on the safety measures for Home Music Lessons. Click For The Full Link.
We Put In Place Safety Measures For Home Music Lessons
To reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19, we have implemented safety measures recommended by the World Health Organization and Gov.sg.
What Is The Meaning Of Safety Measures?
According to Wikipedia, Safety Measures are activities and precautions taken to improve safety, i.e. reduce risk related to human health such as COVID-19, influenza, etc.
Protecting Teachers And Students From The Spread COVID-19
As we put our students and teachers’ safety first, we still highly encourage our students to continue online music lessons as much as possible. However there are students who prefer to have physical classes or a mix of both online and physical classes.
Therefore, we will make sure that safe practices are observed when we conduct physical classes.
Both Teacher And Student Must:
- Wear face masks at all times. This will minimise any infected droplets. Good respiratory hygiene is essential to protect us from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19. Masks should not be taken out at anytime. If you are having difficulties breathing through the mask, we will then stop and reschedule the class.
- Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between student and teacher. In some cases when teacher needs to touch student’s fingers to correct the posture, washing of hands and use of sanitiser will need to be done.
- Take temperature of both student and teacher. If you are unwell, please cancel or postpone your class. Do not risk the student or teacher’s well being by attending a class when you are unwell. Stay home and isolate yourself.
- Wash hands with antibacterial soap. Do sing the Happy Birthday song while washing your hands. That time frame will give your hands a good wash.
- Sanitise hands as often as possible during class. Teacher Janice, co-founder and violin teacher of LVL Music Academy, personally uses SureClean SaniHands as a sanitiser for classes.
- After class, we highly encouraged parents or teachers to sanitise the area where the class was being held. You may sanitise the chairs, the tables, door knobs, pens, etc.
By following the safety measures mentioned above during your home music classes you are going to have a safe environment to have a fun and effective time with your music teacher. You will still be able to progress further in your musical journey safely during this pandemic time.