Safety Protocol for At-VAM Courses


We take our VAMily’s safety and health seriously. If you choose to take a course at VAM, here is what you can expect.
VAM will maintain a clean and sanitized building. The City of Mississauga will clean the washroom area throughout the day. In the VAM building, staff will disinfect high-touch surfaces in common areas door handles, sink taps, and light switches between classes and the building will be fully cleaned nightly by a professional cleaning service.
Screening health questions will emailed to you ahead of time and be repeated to you entering the building. If you are experiencing symptoms or answer “yes” to any of the screening questions, we ask you to please stay home.
Students will be allowed into the building 15 minutes before the start of class.
With the exception of the washroom area, only students and VAM staff will be allowed into the VAM building. All persons entering the building from outside must wear a face covering that securely covers the nose, mouth and chin as required under the City of Mississauga by-law no. 0169-2020. Any changes to this by-law prior to reopening will be communicated to you. Examples of a face covering include a mask, bandana, neck warmer, scarf. Once inside the studio and physically distanced (2 metres / 6-feet) from other students, it is possible to switch to a face shield.


Exceptions may be made for those who have trouble breathing or are otherwise unable to wear a face covering for medical reasons or for reasons of disability, including persons who are unable to remove masks without assistance. Proof of a medical condition or disability is not required but please notify the office ahead of time if this applies to you.


Hand sanitizer stations will be situated in each studio and in the hallway.


There will be no coffee/tea service available until further notice but kettles are available in each studio for you to make your own.


Maximum class size per studio will be 10 students plus one instructor. Each student will be assigned their own table and chair for the duration of the course. Students may not visit other studios or linger in the hallway.


For students taking morning and afternoon classes, food can only be eaten in the studio at your assigned table or outside the building, not in the hallway.


For classes that include supplies – students will receive their own supply kit to use for the duration of the class. Any shared supplies will be disinfected after use.


As always, if you have any questions, please email us at


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