Your Health and Safety at PHT

Your Health and Safety at PHT <br> COVID-19

PHT General Health and Safety Policies

PHT is committed to the health and safety of its staff, volunteers, artists, patrons, renters, and general community. We understand our responsibility as the managers of this facility. To this end, we will always follow general safety practices regarding the upkeep and sanitation of our facilities. This includes a regular janitorial cleaning schedule, providing accessible washrooms, soap, and other requirements, safely disposing of waste, and physical maintenance of the building.

COVID-19-Specific Policies

PHT will consistently follow the orders and recommendations from health authorities regarding preventing the spread of COVID-19 to keep you and everyone in our building safe.

This may include and is not limited to:
  • Promoting physical distancing through the layout of spaces, markings on the floors, traffic flow control, signage, and other reasonable means.
  • Providing hand sanitizer, hand washing stations, disinfectant spray, and other sanitation tools.
  • Providing or requiring face masks.
  • Installing plexi barriers and other barriers/guides where appropriate.
  • Limiting the number of people allowed in rooms and/or temporarily closing the building to the public as required.
Policies for the general public:
  • Nobody with symptoms or illness should enter the building.
  • Anyone entering the building to see a show or participate in an activity is requested to use hand sanitizer or wash their hands for 20 seconds upon entering the facility.
  • Face masks are welcome but are not required.
  • Households or other groups that are already in close contact with one another may freely interact with one another without physical distancing, but must respect the physical distance of others in the space.
Policies for ticket sales:
  • Tickets are final sale, however, there will be no financial penalty for cancellations or no-shows due to COVID-related illness. Full refunds or free exchanges will be made.
  • Should we need to cancel an event due to COVID-related illness or health orders, we will offer full refunds or the opportunity to donate the ticket value.
Practices for staff, volunteers, artists, and contractors:
  • Nobody should come to the building if they have any symptoms or illness, even if they do not think they have COVID.
  • There will be no penalties or loss of pay for staff or contractors for staying home.
  • Anyone who comes in when they are sick will be sent home and may be subject to punishment or penalty.
  • Wash or sanitize hands upon entering the facility.
  • Sign in upon entering the building.
  • Wipe down their work station before beginning use and at the end of the day.
  • Wipe down the printer after use.
  • Face masks are not required for general work, but may be required for any activities that require close contact or make consistent distancing a challenge (for example, some crew calls)
  • Volunteers, Artists and Crew members are required to sign in at the start of each shift/rehearsal period with Stage Door and fill in a Health Declaration.
  • Are required to respect occupancy limits for each space.
  • Only authorized persons to adjust lights, temperature control, windows, doors, audio/video equipment, etc.
Policies for renters:
  • Nobody should enter the facility if they are sick.
  • If an event must be cancelled due to COVID-related illness or orders from health authorities, deposits and any payments will be returned, less any hard costs to the theatre.
  • Hard costs include the a four hour call to any crew or box office staff booked for the event, if the event is cancelled with less than four days’ notice, any equipment or supplies that the theatre had to purchase or rent specifically for the renter that would not have been reasonably purchased; or
  • All renters must follow guidelines regarding room capacity and do their best to maintain physical distancing during their activities.
  • Each room must be sanitized by the renter after their activities are complete. Renters are also welcome to sanitize at the beginning of their rental. Sanitizing spray (Benefect) will be available in each room. Should renters want to use another product, they will need to provide it.
  • Theatre bookings or ticketed events will be subject to a building sanitation surcharge for each person who attends, whether or not the ticket is paid.
  • Bookings for activities that are not ticketed will have a building sanitation surcharge built into their price.
  • Renters should ensure that their groups follow hand washing and other sanitary procedures.
  • Are required to respect occupancy limits for each space.
  • Only authorized persons to adjust lights, temperature control, windows, doors, audio/video equipment, etc.
Policies regarding public communications:
  • PHT will be open and transparent with the public regarding its policies and practices for health and safety, especially related to COVID-19. Updated policies will be available online or may be requested via email.
  • Cleaning practices and safety policies will be shared on a regular basis through social media channels to promote public confidence.
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