COVID-19 – UPDATE

27 July 2021

Following today’s announced easing of restrictions we are able to commence classes again from tomorrow morning.

Please remember that it is mandatory to both wear a mask and check-in via QR code when visiting the centre. Please enter the building via main entrance on Station Street and exit via the Combarton Street exit.
 
We can have a maximum of 8 people in each Drycraft studio and for classes that have more than 8 we will have the use of both studios with a combined maximum of16. The Department Of Health has agreed to vary the group maximum of 10 provided the class is divided into 2 “Pods” with a maximum of 8 in each Pod. Social distancing is recommended within each Pod but is not mandatory. Social distancing between the Pods must be maintained at 1.5m.

This will be a little inconvenient but will enable us operate reasonably normally.

We are grateful to the BHCAC management for negotiating this variation to the rules
15 July 2021

As announced by the Victorian State Government, all of Victoria will be heading into a 5-day circuit breaker lockdown from midnight tonight. Consequently, Box Hill Community Arts Centre will be closing its doors until further notice.

We will provide refunds for all affected classes once we know the final extent of the disruption.

Craig Rawlings’ class might be held on Zoom next Tuesday, and if you are a class member he will contact you shortly to make arrangements.

Kevin Boyd’s short creative drawing course which has already been deferred twice will go ahead commencing on the first available Tuesday.

15 June 2021

Classes recommence today with restricted numbers, compulsory QR code check in, masks to be worn at all times and social distancing rules in place.

27 May 2021

As announced by the Victorian State Government, all of Victoria will be heading into a 7-day circuit breaker lockdown from midnight tonight.

Consequently, Box Hill Community Arts Centre will be closing its doors until further notice.
Missed classes due to the lock down (not missed make up classes) can be made up during the balance of the term or if that does not work for you please let us know and we will provide a full refund. Bookings for MAKE UP classes can be made via the website.

Craig Rawlings will conduct his Tuesday class by Zoom. If you cannot join this Zoom class the arrangement is as above.

The Kevin Boyd Creative Drawing short course which was due to commence on June 1st will be deferred until July 13th. If you have already enrolled your booking will carry over. If you have booked but cannot make the July 13th start please let us know and we will provide a full refund.

19 February 2021

We have reopened.

To book a make up class for the term session that you missed between 13-18 February visit https://boxhillartgroup.com.au/membership-and-enrolment/

The makeup session must be booked and attended within Term 1.

12 February 2021

We are closed until Thursday 18 February 2021.

4 January 2021

Classes at Box Hill Community Arts Centre

Class sizes will be limited and attendance records will be kept. Therefore you must book and pay for your class in advance. Additionally we will not be accepting cash payments on the day. You can book online or pay by EFT or cheque.

The Box Hill Community Arts Centre is dedicated to offering a safe and enriching environment for all participants and visitors to experience and share the arts. We endeavour to create an environment that is: safe, inclusive, conducive to learning and free from harassment and bullying.
 
Important COVID-19 Information:
The Box Hill Community Art Centre has a COVID safe plan in place.
 
In line with Government and Health Ministry advice, there have been modifications made with a total focus on the health and safety of our students, staff, hirers, tutors and visitors.
 
Stay at home if you are sick.
If you are confirmed with the Covid-19 virus or waiting on the results of a test, please stay at home and do not attend the class or the centre.
If you are confirmed of having Covid-19 and have attended the centre within 2 weeks prior, please notify the office of BHCAC.
If you require further information regarding State and Federal guidelines regarding Covid-19, please go to https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus for further information.
 
When returning to the centre (as a visitor, participant or hirer) you will notice several changes. We ask that you abide by the following when attending the centre:
  Entry to the building is only via the front Station Street door.
Exit from the building is only via the side Combarton Street door.
Upon entering the building you must sanitize your hands at the hand sanitizing station located on the wall to your right.
If you are staying for longer than 15 minutes your details must be collected for the purpose of contract tracing in the event of a suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) case at the centre. Please scan the QR code using your smart phone.
Hirers are required to record all details of those who attend the hall for each of their sessions. Attendance records must be kept for at least 60 days as they will need to be supplied to council in the event of a person with Covid-19 has attended one of our halls.
Please ensure you are always social distancing when entering, exiting and moving through the centre.
No sharing of equipment during class is permitted.
 Cleaning stations and hand sanitiser stations have been set up at each location for groups to use during each visit. Sanitiser, latex gloves and clean cloths are located in all rooms.
There are signs at the entrance of rooms stating maximum room capacity.
 
Please abide by this regulation.
We appreciate your assistance in keeping BHCAC a creative and safe place to visit.
 

22 March 2020

Dear Members and Friends

Due to the impending severity of the Covid-19 pandemic and government efforts to slow the spread, we have decided to cease all classes and workshops immediately. This is the first time in the Groups history that this has happened. We will resume normal  activities as soon as it is safe to do so.

There will be no newsletter this term as things are moving too quickly to keep it relevant and timely.

While everyone is closeted at home we will try to keep your artistic juices flowing with ideas, videos and other activities. Painting and drawing at home is a good distraction from the constant loop of Covid-19 news.  Keep an eye on our website and on your inbox for further details.

Wishing you and you families a safe conclusion to this unprecedented situation.

Eric Harvey
Secretary