Dear parents and students,

As of March 10, the BC Centre for Disease Control continues to advise that the risk of the virus spreading remains low in our area. 

Currently, Place des Arts is not cancelling any programs.  The centre will run business as usual. However, we will be monitoring the information coming from the Fraser Health Authority and the BC Centre for Disease Control and will be following their guidance.

We will be posting updates regularly to the news section on our website and on our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Please follow us.

The health and safety of our Place des Arts community is our priority and we encourage everyone to follow prevention practices as communicated by the public health authorities.


If you or your child is ill with respiratory illness symptoms (fever, cough, fatigue, and/or muscle aches) please keep them at home to rest and recover.

Please practice the same respiratory hygiene etiquette during the regular cold and flu season. This includes:

  • Proper hand-washing for at least 20 seconds using soap and water
  • Do not touch your face/eyes/mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow
  • Stay at home when you are sick
  • Keep hands away from face and mouth
  • Please avoid sharing food, utensils, dishes and water bottles or drink containers

REMINDER: Masks are not necessary for people who are not experiencing symptoms. In children in particular, masks can be irritating and may increase touching of the face and eyes, which increases the risk of infection.

Water bottles

Although water fountain knobs and push buttons will be cleaned daily, consider providing your child with a filled water bottle so that they do not have to drink directly from the mouthpiece of the fountain.

Food sharing

Students should not be sharing food, utensils, dishes, and water bottles or drink containers. Although this practice is important for preventing exposures to allergens, it is equally important in reducing virus transmission between children.

Disinfecting in the building

Place des Arts has increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces.

Cancellation policy

Our cancellation policy stands. Place des Arts does not grant refunds if a student misses a class or lesson due to illness. Teachers are not obligated to offer makeups.


For more information and updates, including answers to frequently asked questions and translated information, please consult the following resources:

Fraser Health Authority:

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC):

Public Health Agency of Canada:

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