At TinkerLab we are committed to providing a healthy environment for all participants attending our programs. Due to the novel Coronavirus we have implemented updated policies and procedures in our programming.
All children and staff are monitored for illness upon entry into the studio. If a child is found to be ill they will be sent home and will be allowed to participate in programming when they are feeling better (please see guidelines below).
Children will not be able to attend class/camp if he/she has any of the following:
An elevated temperature over 38.0 degrees C. *Children can return to programming 24 hours after their fever has ended.
An Acute cold (sever green nasal discharge and/or severe coughing) *Children can return once symptoms improve.
An undiagnosed or contagious skin rash or infection.
Lice, Ringworm or other bodily infestations
If the child is lethargic and cannot participate in the usual daily routine.
Vomiting or Diarrhea *Children can return 48 hours after the last episode has finished.
A sick child needs to be symptom free or on antibiotics (prescribed by a doctor) for 24 hours before returning to TinkerLab for all illnesses that are not related to Covid-19.
Refunds and deferrals are issued in the following cases:
Weekly Classes: If you withdraw prior to the start of your class session. Please note that TinkerLab will not offer a refund to families should you withdraw from programming once the programming session has begun. For example, if you register for a 7 week class being hosted January through February (7 weeks) and withdraw after the first week of programs, the studio will not issue a refund for the remaining classes and the programming fees will not be transferred to future programming.
*Weekly classes are classes that are hosted sequentially each week for any given amount of weeks (typically 5-7 weeks).
Workshops: At least 48 hours notice must be given to receive a refund or to defer the fee paid to another workshop. Within 48 hours we are unable to provide a refund or deferral, this includes registrations secured within 48 hours of the workshop.
School Holiday Break Camps: Due to staffing arrangements and material cost and preparation we require at least 45 days notice to cancel camps, including summer, winter and March break camps. Deferral of fees cannot be made for school holiday break camps.
PD Day Camps: At least 48 hours notice must be given to receive a refund or to defer the fee paid to another camp. Deferrals can be made to another PD Day camp, March Break or Winter Break camp. Within 48 hours we are unable to provide a refund or deferral, this includes registrations secured within 48 hours of the PD Day Camp.
Health & Sanitizing Procedures:
We have invested in a disinfecting machine which uses a child-safe sanitizing gas to disinfect the entire studio, including tables, benches, writing utensils, etc. There is also a UVC light wand to disinfect all of our electronic and coding materials (like our Snap Circuits, Makey Makey’s, OSMO’s and tablets).
Children who are exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 must not join in TinkerLab programs until they are Covid free and symptoms improve. As the information regarding Covid-19 changes frequently, TinkerLab will update families regularly on what is a Covid-19 symptom.
If TinkerLab is forced to close due to Covid-19 parents will be able to use the fees already paid for the time the studio is closed for programing between January 1st, 2023 and December 31st, 2023. Refunds will not be issued if a child cannot participate or the studio closes due to Covid-19.
*Each refund is subject to a $20.00 administration fee.