Covid update Aug

COVID  studioMAP update 17 August 

The ACT Government has now extended Lockdown until 2 September.  Detail here

COVID  studioMAP update 12 August 

The ACT entered a seven-day lockdown from 5.00pm today, as a result of a COVID-19 case being identified in the community and positive wastewater detections reported overnight.

The lockdown will remain in place until 5.00pm Thursday 19 August 2021.

People in the ACT can only leave their home for the following essential reasons:

  • To shop for essentials like groceries and medicine and supplies that are essential for personal needs or for vulnerable people
  • To obtain essential health care, including to undertake a COVID-19 test or receive a scheduled COVID-19 vaccination
  • To exercise outdoors for no more than one hour per day, with one other person, or your household group
  • To provide essential caregiving services
  • To undertake essential work

Where possible, people should undertake these essential activities within their local region.

Further details on the approved reasons for leaving home are available on the ACT COVID-19 website.

If you are over the age of 12 years you must wear a mask at all times upon leaving home, including in workplaces.

Non-essential businesses, including non-essential retail must close for the duration of the lockdown.

If you can work from home, you must work from home.

Further information on permitted activities and which businesses can operate during the lockdown is available on the ACT COVID-19 website.

Everyone in the ACT should continue to review the ACT COVID-19 website for exposure locations




COVID-19 studioMAP update July 2021

Currently studioMAP is continuing to operate in a COVID safe manner as directed by ACT Government Covid-safe procedures.

studioMAP will continue to monitor and implement government updates and any new changes.

studioMAP developed its own ‘Return to Business plan’, outlining the necessary Covid-safe processes and procedures to safety re-open in 2020, and this was endorsed by our overseeing M16 Artspace Board to recommence activities. Quiet a few undertakings are now in place to optimally remain a safe environment for students, staff and visitors to studioMAP – you can  see the studioMAP stage 2 return plan here

The main points include: 1.5m social distancing & room sharing based on 1 person per (currently) 2 square metres (studioMAP is a bit over 60sq mtrs) so a maximum of 30 persons is allowed by that ratio, in the studio at one time.

As well as sustained self-hygiene and hand-sanitising we have implement additional regular and frequent cleaning systems and follow a current M16 Artspace directive that food not be stored or consumed in the studio.

Important Note: persons showing Flu and cold signs or symptoms, will be asked to leave.

Please note a recent updated Covid-19 Territory-wide requirement included – Mandatory face mask wearing at all times for 13yrs, is now Since suspended (from 10 July 2021)

All visitors wishing to enter any part of  M16 Artspace, including studioMAP are still required to phone scan the QR / CBR registered code patch available/displayed at all entrances to the M16 Artspace facility..
All studioMAP participants/students  are suitably recorded for contact tracing purposes via our daily class-roll taking, facilitated by studioMAP staff. All other visitors are required to QR/CBR scan. 

Thank you for your vigilance, patience and support – stay well, safe happy and connected .

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