Aerial 4 Me COVID-19 Re-opening plan

We are following aerial and circus school industry best practices to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19. We understand if you are not ready to return to the gym. But for those of you who are, we want to be transparent about our practices as well as Grand Rapids Gymnastics’ protocols since our space is in their space and their approach is slightly different.

 

Aerial 4 Me COVID-19 Re-Opening plan:

We will reopen in a phased approach and may change as COVID rates in the Kent County and surrounding areas change.

Phase one: offer private lessons – This is where we are today

Phase two: offer reduced sized classes to current student members

Phase three: add reduced sized class for beginners and new students

Safety Requirements: 

Stay home if you are sick.
 

  • If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or other known infectious diseases, please stay at home.

  • We will take temperatures of all participants upon entry and will be logged in our contact tracing log. If you are found to have a temperature equal to or greater than 99.6 degrees, or showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, you will be asked to leave immediately.  

  • If you come in contact or are positive for COVID please contact us at Aerial4me@gmail.com or text Jackie at 269-267-4303 so we can inform anyone that may have been in contact with you. We have a flow chart if you are unsure of this process.

  • If you must cancel because of COVID we will refund your money or transfer it to your next lesson. We do not want anyone who is sick coming in the gym.


Masks are required for all participants.
 

  • Due to ongoing concerns about the transmission of COVID-19 via respiratory droplets, we are requiring that all participants wear a close-fitting fabric mask throughout the duration of their time in the gym.

  • You may briefly remove your mask to drink water. If you are having trouble breathing due to your mask, please excuse yourself to one of our restroom stalls where you can remove your mask to recover.

  • Teachers are required to wear a mask.

  • Teachers will be asking aerial students to execute movements lower to the ground as they acclimate to working with a mask.

  • Training with a mask will mean students should take breaks when necessary and train slower till you are acclimated to working with one on.

  • To find an appropriate masks to wear please visit this LINK.  We require that the masks fit properly and are made of the proper materials - the article in the link will help you.

  • It is also important to note that GRG’s students are not wearing masks. Their coaches are supposed to.

 

Equipment: Limiting one person to apparatus

  • Fabrics: We will be using a 48-72 hr quarantine period with the use of fabrics. This is the standard other circus schools across the nation have adhered to since this summer, based on expert advice.​

  • Hoops: Sanitizing hard equipment surfaces and letting air dry between uses. Tape has been removed for sanitizing purposes. If you wish to wear workout gloves to give you better grip that may help. Otherwise please be aware the hoops are slipperier without the tape.

 

Other safety requirements:

  • Waiver must be signed electronically for entry (all persons)

  • Persons entering must have temperature taken by infrared thermometer by their instructor

  • Everyone who enters the building will wash their hands upon arrival and again before departing. Additional hand washing as appropriate is encouraged. Hand sanitizer will be available near the equipment and at the front desk.

  • Social distancing required - that means no hands-on spotting or partner work for now.

  • Explicit verbal consent is required for any physical contact between any staff, volunteers, and/or students. No handshaking, hugs, high-fives or other casual physical contact is permitted in the building.

  • Staff/students will not remain in the facility after their designated training time.

  • Please do not enter the building till 5 minutes before your lesson.

  • No guests or visitors are allowed unless the student is a minor, then one parent will be allowed.

 

Since our classes are held in Grand Rapids Gymnastics, we feel it is important that our students understand what their practices are for their classes and students. They are reducing how many are allowed in the gym at a time. And asking the adults to wear masks but are not requiring their students. 

View their COVID policy on their website: https://grgymnastics.com/

 

TO BOOK A PRIVATE LESSON

First, we are going to ask you to do two things:

 

  1. Electronic Waiver: We have added an electronic waiver with an addendum about COVID-19 risks. Please follow this link:  WAIVER

  2. ​Update/Create your Classbug Student Account: please log into your Class bug account to update you contact info as well as payment info on file. Follow the link and click on login on the top right-hand side. To update payment info, click on your name in your account.​

 

To schedule a private lesson:

  • After you have done the first two steps, email us at Aerial4me@gmail.com with your requested day and time and apparatus choice (silks or hoop lesson – hoop lessons may need to be at later times)

  • Cost is $55 private lesson for 60 mins (one student)

  • Semi privates are only available to students that are from the same household and will share a piece of equipment. Cost is $45 per student.

  • If you have an existing credit on your account, it will be applied. Some of you opted to donate your credit to help support us and we appreciate you! <3 

  • Here are the days and times teachers are offering. Times will be filled with earliest time first and go chronologically to maximize teacher’s availability.

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Sabrina: Mondays 4-6 pm

Jackie: Wednesdays 7-10 pm 

Jenn: Fridays 4:30 – 7:30 pm

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1601 Galbraith Ave SE
Grand Rapids, Kent County 49546
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