Three Treasures Tai Chi Club Covid-19 Guidelines

This is what we are doing to make out Tai Chi classes as safe as possible. We are asking any members who are ill or who have been exposed to COVID-19 to stay home. Click here for more information ( ).

Classes are limited to 24 members (students and instructors combined). This is based on the room size and provincial guidelines of 6ft (2m) between members. This number has been mandated by St. Paul’s United Church.

We will have two classes / groups each day. The first will be from 7:15 to 8:15pm. All students must depart the building as quickly as possible. Our second session will run from 8:30 to 9:30. There will be a cleaning done between the groups and after we are finished at 9:30pm.

Tai Chi is a continuously moving exercise. Although we are all doing the same form, individual students do move differently (speed and length of steps), but we will strive to maintain the 6ft (2m) social distancing that has been recommended by the SHA for all indoor activities. There will be no personal contact. All instruction will be done by demonstration and explanation.

Due to this movement, and the fact that some of our members have underlying health issues or have a family member with underlying health issues, everyone is required to wear a mask / face covering that covers the nose and the mouth. A shield is NOT a replacement for a face covering / mask. Members can use a combination of a shield and face mask / covering.

Every student is responsible for:

  • Supplying their own face mask / covering;
  • Supplying their own hand sanitizer (please remember that some members may have scent sensitivities – low odor hand sanitizers only please);
  • Bring a pair of indoor footwear that you can change into;
  • A bag to put your outerwear in, or on, as the venue has removed all hangars;
  • Individual water bottle;
  • Come dressed for Tai Chi as change rooms are not available.

The club is requesting that each member supply current contact information (email, text number or phone number) in the event that we have to cancel a class without warning.

Every member will have to sign a contact sheet upon entering AND leaving the venue. The venue needs these for contact tracing if needed. The sheets will be disposed of after 30 days.

We will have access to one washroom, which is shared among all the groups using the facility. It is just inside the side doors which we use to enter the facility.

St. Paul’s United Church cleaning guidelines states:

  • Outside groups will ensure high-touch and shared surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, toilet handles, faucets and taps, and railings are cleaned and disinfected.
  • We will increase cleaning and disinfection of commonly contacted areas, including seating areas, doorknobs, handles, ceremonial objects, railings and light switches, cleaning all such places after every use of the space. We will use disinfectants include bleach solutions, quaternary ammonium (QUAT), alcohol (70 per cent) and peroxide. According to Health Canada, a disinfecting solution can be made by mixing 1 teaspoon (5 mL) bleach in 1 Litre of water (minimum 100 ppm). These directions are based on bleach that is 5 per cent sodium hypochlorite.

FYI - Please be advised that the Tree Treasures Tai Chi Club will be using the above noted supplies to do any cleaning that we are required to do. If you have a sensitivity to bleach, or any of the other solutions, please bring your own gloves to avoid touching. If you have a sensitivity to bleach you may choose not to attend / join our classes.