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.

You may be asked to leave if you do not follow these requirements.

Masks are now optional

Starting at our June 2023 dances wearing a mask is optional. In May 2023 we surveyed our community and there was a strong preference for this. This also aligns with many other dance communities who are starting to have mask wearing as optional. Dancers are most welcome to wear a mask if they wish to. 

The dance committee will keep a close eye on trends in this area and adjust this policy if the need arises.

Stay home if you are sick

Please stay home if you feel unwell for any reason, or if you have tested positive for Covid or are a close contact of someone with Covid, are required to isolate, or there is any other reason you should not be at the dance. Join us at a future dance instead.

Contact tracing

We encourage you to contact us at dance@ottawacontra.ca if you test positive for Covid within a few days after a 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 are currently sending these notifications only to those who have signed up to get them. You can sign up at the dance (there is a paper form at the entrance) or write to us with your request or any questions.

Vaccinations

We recognize the value of Covid vaccination in preventing serious illness and hospitalization for individuals. We strongly recommends that people attending our dances obtain all vaccinations for which they are eligible. That said, proof of vaccination is not required to attend the dance.

Refunds

We accept payment at the door but if anyone, who paid admission in advance, is unable to attend they may have their ticket credited to a future dance, or request a refund. If a refund is requested, it will be provided minus the e-transfer fee our bank charges us.