Safety is our priority

At Discover Coding, the health and safety of our students and instructors is our top priority — which is why all of our in-person programs are following important guidelines. We are going above and beyond Alberta government guidance to ensure the health and safety of all Discover Coding students and staff. 

Read more about our health and safety guidelines below:

In-school programs

Several of our programs are hosted on campus in schools around Edmonton. When in a school building, Discover Coding will follow the health and safety protocols of the host school. You can read more about your school’s health and safety protocols on your school website.

Off-campus programs

Some of Discover Coding’s in-person programs are operating in locations outside of school buildings, such as in Discover Coding’s Headquarters, Dynamyx, churches and community halls. These programs are operating under the following health guidelines: 

Masks and facial coverings

  • Instructors must wear masks when indoors
  • Students must wear masks when indoors

Restriction Exemption Program

  • Students aged 12 and older are required to show proof of vaccination to instructors 
  • We respect the private and confidential health information of our students; it will be up to individual students to produce the required information upon request
  • Students who are unable to provide a proof of vaccination, medical exemption, or a negative test result taken within the prior 72 hours are denied entry to the facility and unable to attend program 
  • Vaccination records can be found here 
  • More information about the Restriction Exemption Program can be found here 

Physical distancing of individual children and class groups

  • Class sizes are kept under 12 students and 1-2 instructors  
  • Students are stationed at computers 2 metres apart  
  • Movement breaks use socially distanced activities 

Student and staff health checks

  • Students and instructors must stay home if they are feeling ill or exhibiting any symptoms
  • Parents must check their child’s temperature prior to each class
  • Students and staff must complete a health screening prior to every class

Drop-off and pick-up etiquette

  • Each student will have one designated parent to drop-off and pick-up (where possible)  
  • The number of people in entry areas will be limited  
  • Students will be packed up and ready to go prior to parent arrival
  • Parents will spend no longer than 15 minutes at a time in the location 

Enhanced hand-washing protocols

  • Students and staff wash their hands upon entering the building 
  • Students and staff wash their hands frequently and follow respiratory hygiene   
  • Hand washing is required before any snack break and after bathroom breaks
  • It is recommended that students bring their own hand sanitizer, we will also have some available in high-touch zones 

Frequent cleaning of equipment and surfaces

  • High-touch surfaces, computers, technology and equipment will be cleaned regularly and thoroughly  
  • Equipment sharing will be limited

We are committed to following Alberta Health Services guidelines to provide students with a fun and safe learning environment. We look forward to seeing you, in person or virtually!

To learn more about our in-person and online programs or to register, check out our course catalog.