The Lunenburg School of Arts has announced it will continue to operate its workshops, despite an overall tightening of government health regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Noting that the school has been "closely adhering" to safe health guidelines and directives of the Nova Scotia Public Health Authority, the LSA's volunteer chair and former senator, Wilfred Moore, said in an email statement that the school can still offer its services within the confines of the new, tighter restrictions.
"In light of our ability to meet the gathering limit of 10 persons in each workshop, including the instructor(s), together with our socially distanced table configurations in our spacious teaching studios, we are able to comfortably and safely continue with our Winter 2022 Workshops which are set to begin on February 1st."
Nonetheless, he said, the school will continue to monitor the current guidelines and advise of any changes to its policies. In response to the most recent restrictions, the LSA office and street front gallery are temporarily accessible by appointment only. Those wishing to arrange an appointment can contact Katie Hall, the school's operations coordinator by calling 902-640-2013, or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Masks are mandatory when entering the building, interacting with instructors or other students, and at all times when moving about within the school.
The school will continue to require proof of full double vaccination for those attending any workshop or event. Exceptions will be made for individuals with proof of a valid medical condition preventing vaccination and for children under 12.