In accordance with Provincial and City of Ottawa rules and guidelines, all staff, visitors and customers are required to wear a mask upon entering and remaining within DQ Ballroom and Fitness studio. Masks may be removed during exercise, so long as social distancing rules are respected. We can accommodate up to 30 people on our floor with 10 square feet of social distancing space per person. Students who experience difficulty breathing during exercise may remove their masks only for the duration of their practice time.
The mask must securely cover the nose, mouth and chin. Temporary removal of the mask is permitted where necessary while maintaining 3 metres physical distance for the purposes of receiving services, or while actively engaging in an athletic or fitness activity. The following persons are exempted from requiring a mask and will not be required to provide proof of such exemption, any person who:
• is younger than two (2) years of age,
• has an underlying health condition that prevents them from safety wearing a Mask,
• is unable to put on or remove their Mask without the assistance of another person, • is reasonably accommodated by not wearing a Mask under the Ontario Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c.H.19, as amended, or • is employed by or is an agent of the Operator of an Enclosed Public Space and: o is in an area of the premises that is not designated for public access, or o is within or behind a physical barrier (e.g., Plexiglass)
Signs are posted reminding visitors of our mask policy. This policy will be strictly enforced.
Hand disinfectant will be made available to everyone entering our beautiful premises.
Please enter using the Maitland facing entrance and exit through the back parking lot doors.
We maintain a "clean your own station" policy. Sanitizing wipes are provided throughout the facility for you to quickly wipe down your chair before leaving.
We are following an enhanced cleaning schedule, which includes regularly disinfecting door knobs, chairs, and bathroom facilities. Our bathrooms are cleaned and disinfected after every group class as well as at the end of each day. We also open up our front and back entrances several times a day to allow fresh air to circulate into our studio. We run an air purifier as well to maintain as clean an environment as possible.
Social distancing of two meters minimum must be maintained during all classes and private lessons. Fortunately, DQ Ballroom and Fitness is a very large, open studio space that makes social distancing easy.
Employees and students are not allowed to enter the premises if they experience symptoms of Covid-19. We ask that upon your first visit, you fill out a short Covid screening questionnaire.