COVID-19 Resources

See how we are keeping our Learning Community (You) Safe during this pandemic

School COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocol:

Updated: 04/08/2020

Due to current circumstances the school will be following the below Health and Safety protocols. Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak we have taken a proactive approach towards COVID-19. The health and Safety of our Learning community remain the topmost priorities during this pandemic.

All students, staff and teachers are obliged to adhere with the below protocols in order to respect the health and safety of the whole learning community:

 

1. Masks/Visors MANDATORY – Students will now need to wear their visors at all times. We recommend the use of visors as they are more comfortable and less intrusive on the speech and respiratory systems.

2. Each individual will have their temperature checked before entering the premises. Students who are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms including: flu like symptoms: coughing, fever, etc. will not be allowed in the premises.

3. Unwell students and staff (irrelevant of severity) should remain at home until symptoms resolve and seek medical assistance as required. A medical certificate will be required upon re-entry. Continuity of Learning: During their quarantine/recovery period students will have the opportunity to attend the sessions LIVE from the comfort of their home.

4. Enforcement of good health hygiene inside school premises– Hand hygiene stations are set up at the entrance of the facility and in every class. Students are requested to sanitize their hands before entering and also before leaving the premises.

5. A designated care system will be in place whereby each individual will be clustered and placed within groups of no more than 5 students. In the case of students under the age of 9, 1 mentor will be assigned per group. Students are advised to remain within the same cluster/group throughout the whole period of their learning. This applies both for the students and staff.

6. IMPORTANT: Parents of children under the age of 16 and Students who have been classified as vulnerable should discuss attendance with their doctor and also with the Management of the school, in order to assess the level of risk for the child to attend the Center. The decision to attend rests with the individual and/or parents/guardians of the young learner (for students under 16).

Special Mitigation Terms and Conditions

Continuity of Learning: Students who fall sick or fall under mandatory quarantine and therefore cannot attend any of the classroom-based lessons are to advise the school management immediately. Students will be able to attend the Online Live sessions.

The Health and Safety of our learning community (students, staff and their families) will remain our topmost priority. Further on, the school reserves the right without refund or compensation to take all the necessary mitigation measures if the situation worsens even if this may result in immediate closure of the school. In which case [of an unprecedented closure resulting from COVID-19] all courses will be transferred online.

School Extenuating Policy concerning COVID-19

On March 13th, the ministry of Education in Malta announced a complete suspension of all educational establishments extended until mid April, with the aim to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Malta.

In response and in light of such circumstances, we are providing the following coverage for COVID-19 under our extenuating circumstances policy to help protect our learning community and provide peace of mind to all our students.

Policy Circumstance

This policy is afforded to those participants whose physical (class-based) activities got directly suspended (cancelled/postponed) until further notice due to COVID-19.

Bookings and Enrollments made on or before March 13th, 2020, for activities and courses running and/or commencing between March 13, 2020 and July 1st, 2020, and which for logistical and learning modality limitations could not be transferred online or which if taught and delivered online would have impacted the student learning experience drastically are covered by this policy.

The courses and activities directly impacted include: Classical realism, and Portrait Drawing and Painting, which courses includes drawing and painting from life models. The plein air workshops and life drawing activities.

Updated: This Policy will remain in force for the foreseeable future and duration of this pandemic and for circumstances which may result in immediate suspension and school closure.

Account Credit Policy

Whilst this policy is already included in our General Terms and Conditions all students who fall within the policy criteria will be compensated through full account credit until school closure lasts, which credit maybe redeemed on any future course or activity within a period of 18 months.

 

For all other student and ordinary cancellations our General Terms and Cancellation policy will remain applicable.