COVID Guidelines and Procedures

Updated September 15, 2020

The choice to return to in-person classes at this time, is your choice and is in no way required by The Driscoll School of Irish Dance (DSID) as classes remain available on Zoom.

The following precautions and disclosures are being taken at this time by the Driscoll School of Irish Dance:

  1. Hand sanitizer will be used when dancers enter and exit the building;

  2. Dancers will self screen and must confirm that their temperature is less than 100.4o F and that they are not experiencing coughing or shortness of breath;

  3. Masks are required for all dancers at all times the studio.  Masks will be provided for anyone who does not have one or who does not have a properly fitting mask;

  4. Instructors will wear masks at all times;

  5. Dancers will each have a clearly marked designated dancing area no less than 6ft of distance to the next dancer’s space; 

  6. Class sizes have been significantly reduced to allow for distancing;

  7. In order to teach skills correctly, safely, and to prevent injury, the DSID staff will physically assist students when the circumstances require it;

  8. Classes will end 5-10 minutes early to allow for students to exit and allow time for staff to disinfect the area prior to the next group of dancers entering the building;

  9. Dancers will enter and exit through the designated doorways; 

  10. Dancers will not be allowed to enter until the cleaning block is completed; 

  11. If a dancer does not feel well, DSID will have a designated area for the student to wait away from other students while waiting for their parent/guardian to pick them up;

  12. Dancers will bring the least amount of gear/baggage possible, leaving large bags and zucca’s at home;  

  13. Each dancer can bring a beach towel to sit on and place all personal items on; 

  14. Dancers must provide their own water bottle;

  15. No one is allowed into the DSID studio that has had a fever or cough within the last 48 hours; and

  16. No one is allowed into the DSID studio that has someone living in their household or has come into direct contact with someone that has had a positive test for COVID-19 until after the mandatory 14-day quarantine period.

Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19 


The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people. 


The Driscoll School of Irish Dance (“DSID”) has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however,  DSID cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending classes at DSID could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19. By attending in-person classes or events, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending DSID and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at DSID may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, DSID employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families. I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)’s attendance at DSID or participation in DSID programming (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless DSID, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of DSID, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any DSID program.


Will be signed virtually at registration

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