Details About Covid Measures

Social dancing always involves some risk and may not be suitable for everyone.  We are attempting to provide a safe and socially comfortable environment for many with the resources reasonably available to us, even though this may not be enough protection for all members of our community to join at this time.

Contact tracing

We encourage dancers to contact us at dance@ottawacontra.ca if they test positive for covid within a week after the dance so that we can make this information available for those who attended.  The notification will be anonymous; we will not pass on individual personal information.  We will post a message on this page.

Masks

We require that everyone wear a suitable well-fitting mask except briefly while actively drinking.  For example, scarves and bandanas are not acceptable.  Dancers who need a break from wearing a mask must do so outside.

Anyone may be asked to leave if they refuse or frequently fail to wear a mask properly.

Capacity

We will limit the capacity of the dance hall so that it does not become as crowded as our most popular pre-pandemic dances.

Vaccinations are Recommended

We recognize the value of covid vaccination in preventing serious illness and hospitalization for individuals. Our Board strongly recommends that people attending our dances obtain vaccination, as offered by our health services. However, proof of vaccination will not be required at the door for the June 4th dance.

Screening & Tickets

We will have a covid screening sign at the main entrance.  We ask dancers to stay home if they are sick or a close contact of someone with covid, or if there is any other reason they should not be at our dance.

Tickets are available at the door (cash only). Anyone who purchases an advance ticket via e-transfer and is unable to attend, may have their ticket credited to a future dance. If a refund is requested, it will be provided minus the e-transfer fee.