Learning & Outreach Covid-19 Safety Plan

Updated: February 2021

Our 2020 programs take three forms:

Both on-site and blended programs have been adapted to reduce participant crossover and ensure social distancing. All workshops and programs can be quickly adapted to run virtually if necessary. As a team, we have been working diligently to adapt our programming and operational plans to meet or exceed the health and safety guidelines developed by government agencies and health professionals.

School Programs:

Learning & Outreach can run limited in-person programs for small groups. The maximum number of students for in-person activities will depend on available space and ability to social distance, but in general there should be no more than 15 students per classroom. Blended programs will be prioritized whenever possible, and schedules should be planned to minimize time spent in the classroom while maximizing student learning and engagement. a known COVID-19 case at any related site – the classroom, The Cinematheque’s theatre or offices – the program will either be rescheduled until the situation is resolved (at least 14 days later if there are no subsequent cases) or moved online.

Facilitators must adhere to the health and safety protocols required by British Columbia’s Ministry of Education as well as any specific restrictions required by the school and/or classroom. Additionally, facilitators will be required to:

Facilitators and other staff will self-assess daily and will not come to work if they are exhibiting symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID-19, or other respiratory disease.


Camps and Community Programs:

In addition to school programs, Learning & Outreach runs a variety of camps and community programs throughout the year. Format will depend on available facilities. As with school programs, the maximum number of participants for in-person programs will depend on available space and ability to social distance, but in general there should be no more than 15 participants per program. Blended programs will be prioritized whenever possible, and all programs can be quickly adapted to run virtually if necessary.

Facilitators must adhere to the health and safety protocols recommended by Worksafe BC’s protocols for child care and day camps as well as the specific regulations of our partners. Additionally, facilitators will be required to:

Cleaning protocols:

Additional protocols for camps and community programs:


Further Information and Resources

The Cinematheque’s Learning & Outreach COVID-19 safety plan was developed in accordance with the Worksafe BC’s COVID-19 and Returning to Safe Operation — Phases 2 & 3 and COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for Child Care Settings. The Cinematheque has additional safety plans for re-opening its cinema and regular programming.

Participants, parents, and facilitators should review the following additional information: