We can’t wait to welcome you and your bear cubs back to our music classes. The safety of you, your children and our team is our number one priority. Here are some of the key points of our Happy Cubs Covid-19 preventative measures.
Cleaning and disinfection measures
All Happy Cubs meeter greeters will wear face masks at the front desk.
Hand sanitisers/handing washing facilities will be available.
All areas/touch points of the venue will be cleaned regularly by our team.
All teaching equipment used during class will be disinfected before and after each class.
Leave your buggy at home. Buggies aren’t allowed into any venues to increase floor hygiene.
Please dispose of any tissues, nappies or other rubbish items in the bins provided. Please do not leave anything behind in the venue as lost & found items must be disposed of immediately.
Personal hygiene measures
Our team and members will wash or sanitize their hands upon arrival and when leaving classes.
Please cover any coughs and sneezes with the inside of your elbow or into a tissue. Used tissues must be thrown in the bin immediately and hands washed thoroughly.
No food or eating is allowed at classes or into the venue.
Refilling your water bottle at venue water dispensers, if any, should be avoided. Always use disposable cups provided and bin after use.
Social distancing measures
Members should arrive 5 mins before their class.
Members should queue outside the venue entrance using 2m markers on the ground. Your meeter greeter will guide everyone into the venue safely one at a time.
We will use a one way system throughout the venue and during class to avoid group clusters.
Social distancing of 2m per person will be closely monitored, with specific criteria for each area.
Only one parent/carer per child allowed in class.
No spectators will be allowed to reduce the number of people in the venue.
Bring no more than one bag with essential items.
Our make-up class option will be paused to ensure class numbers remain consistent.
For the protection of our team and members:
Do not come to your class if you’re feeling unwell or have any symptoms of Covid-19 (see below).
Do not come to class if you have travelled abroad within the past 14 days.
Do not come to class if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 14 days.
By arriving at your class you are declaring that you and your child are symptom free, and you haven’t travelled abroad or been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 within the past 14 days.
In the event that you develop symptoms during class, you will go home immediately to follow Government guidelines.
Covid-19 Symptom Checker
Covid-19 symptoms may include:
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Aches and pains
Loss of taste and smell
For parents/carers with siblings in back-to-back Music Cubs classes, follow the below guidelines:
The same parent can stay in the class for both classes.
The other parent/sibling must wait 5 mins before the next class before they can enter the venue to changeover.
If both parents are doing a different class with each sibling, you will follow the general advice with no changeover between classes.
Designated Compliance Officer
Happy Cubs designated Covid-19 Compliance Officer is Jane Walker (owner and operations manager). Please don’t hesitate to contact Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions in relation to our Covid-19 Preventative Measures. Your safety is our priority.
Our guidance is taken from the Irish Government, Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), World Health Organisation (WHO), The Health Service Executive (HSE).
You don’t need any formal experience in music nor do you need to be particularly musical to take part in the class. You can still enjoy and appreciate the music alongside your bear cub. Your Music Cubs teacher will guide you every step of the way so you have a fun and positive experience.
Yes, your bear cub will play a wide variety of instruments in class. They will play floor drums, music sticks and egg shakers to practice rhythm and beats. Your Music Cubs teacher will give each bear cub the opportunity to practice holding and strumming different instruments like the guitar, ukulele and violin.
Our Music Cubs teacher is a multi-instrumentalist who will introduce your bear cub to the sounds of a variety of percussion, wind and string instruments. Your bear cub will see, hear and play music from egg shakers, drums, violin, flute, guitar, ukulele, banjo, tin whistle, xylophone and more.
Yes, your bear cub will progress through each stage learning to play a variety of developmentally appropriate instruments. When your bear cub is around 7 years of age, usually at the end of our Big Cubs stages, they will be allowed to choose their favourite instrument to focus on learning to play.
We have lots of bear cubs who are a little apprehensive about group activities. Don't worry, our classes are relaxed and fun. Our Music Cubs teacher has lots of gentle and fun strategies to support your bear cub during class. Your bear cub will be allowed to watch the class and interact as much or as little as they need. Our class environment is understanding and compassionate. In using this gentle approach, your bear cub should feel safe and settle into the class within a few weeks. Our goal is for every bear cub to leave class feeling happy every week.
No spectators are allowed. Only one parent/carer per child can attend the class with your bear cub. This is to reduce the number of people at the class venue for physical social distancing.
Pre-Covid19: Family members are welcome to watch classes from the lovely seats in the audience of the theatre. Bear Cubs who aren’t taking part in a class, must be supervised at all times. Space is limited in the theatre. We ask that only one other family member come along to watch the class. We are ok with family members sitting in the audience to watch the class but we ask that only bear cubs registered for the class join in on the class.