LIFT’s November 2022 Protocols and December Closure

 

Friday, November 18, 2022

DECEMBER CLOSURE

LIFT’s facility will be closing on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 5:00pm ET and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 10:00am ET.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 IS THE LAST DAY THE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN IN 2022.

Important Note: Online Store orders must be received by 5:00pm ET on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 and will be shipped via Canada Post on December 15, 2022. Curbside is also available until December 15. Stock availability may be limited. First come, first serve.

The LIFT Store will reopen on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. Custom orders are on hold until January 4, 2022. Email tech@lift.on.ca directly with any questions.

Dear Members and Community,

Thank you for your continued support as the COVID-19 pandemic persists—we have all done our best to keep each other safe. LIFT continues to offer access through the side door under the awning on Gladstone Avenue (our front door on Dupont is closed until further notice).

LIFT continues to ask that you follow two simple COVID-19 protocols to continue to keep our staff and each other safe:
1. Postpone your visit to LIFT if you have any symptoms of contagious illness.
2. Continue to wear a mask inside all areas of LIFT (common areas, edit suites, washrooms, etc.)

LIFT supports and represents a broad cross-section of people who have and continue to be affected by COVID-19., We hope to do our part to make our facility as inclusive and accessible as we can to everyone so we ask our community members to continue to wear masks to ensure the health and safety of staff, fellow members, workshop instructors and participants Masks include cloth, PPE or N95 / KN95 / KF94 masks that cover both your mouth and nose at all times.

This follows the current recommendation of the Ontario Ministry of Health on November 14, 2022 to wear a mask indoors as we enter a high-risk winter season. Thank you for working together with us on this safety measure.

DECEMBER CLOSURE

LIFT’s facility will be closing on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 5:00pm ET and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 10:00am ET. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 IS THE LAST DAY THE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN IN 2022.

MEMBERSHIP

All levels of memberships are still available for purchase, both renewals and new applications.

Keep in mind that new Production and Production Student memberships require a reference check, which takes approximately ten (10) business days. This reference check was always part of LIFT’s membership process for many years before COVID-19.

All membership renewals and new applications can be done via the online membership portal at https://lift.ca/lift-membership and payment options include PayPal, Credit Card or VISA Debit card. We do not accept cheques for membership, or any other type of LIFT products and services.

For any additional membership related inquiries, please email membership@lift.on.ca

LIFT STORE

– Store items are available for purchase via the online store at https://lift.ca/store
– Current individual members can log on to the site with their members password to get discounted prices (Email tech@lift.on.ca if you don’t have a password).
– Store items will be shipped via Canada Post on Tuesdays and Fridays.
– While drop-in purchases are welcome, we encourage you to book pre-arranged time slots between 11:00am and 4:00pm.
– Masks must be worn at all times while visiting the LIFT premises in accordance with our guidelines.

Important Note: Online Store orders must be received by 5:00pm ET on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 and will be shipped via Canada Post on December 15, 2022. Curbside is also available until December 15. Stock availability may be limited. First come, first serve.

The LIFT Store will reopen on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. Custom orders are on hold until January 4, 2022. Email tech@lift.on.ca directly with any questions.

MOBILE EQUIPMENT RENTALS

– Please review our updated rental policy as there have been substantial changes.
– Only current Production and Production Student members can rent equipment
– A designated pick-up person must be identified before equipment can be released. This person can be the renting member or
someone else specified by the renting member. It is expected that Production and Production Student members ensure the
pickup person is informed of our extended masking policy and required proof of ID as listed in the rental policy.
– Masks must be worn at all times while visiting the LIFT premises in accordance with our guidelines.
– Same-day booking is possible for one or two small items. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee same-day bookings, so booking in advance is highly recommended.

POST-PRODUCTION FACILITIES RENTALS

– Facilities are available for Production and Production Student members only.
– Non-members are allowed to join the renting member in the rental facilities. (eg. Editor, Colourist, etc.). The LIFT member is liable for all equipment.
– Masks must be worn at all times while visiting the LIFT premises in accordance with our guidelines.
– Air purifiers with HEPA filters will be in facility spaces that have a booking.
– No eating inside the facilities. Drinks allowed, but are to be kept off the tables.
– UVC treatment and surface disinfection is performed, if deemed necessary, by staff.

WORKSHOPS

– Our Fall 2022 continues with a hybrid model of online and in-person workshops. Please see https://lift.ca/workshop-registration/ for workshop description and location.
– Masks must be worn during all indoor workshops to maintain expectations that were agreed upon when participants registered for the workshops. Outside teaching will be incorporated (weather permitting).
– Large air purifiers with HEPA filters will be in working rooms related to workshops.
– No eating inside the facility. Drinks allowed.
– UVC treatment and surface disinfection are performed after each workshop.

We will monitor our CO2 levels in the coming months as occupancy fluctuates to identify any areas of concern in our ventilation system. Our March 1 baseline measurements of all rooms have an average of 550 ppm, which is in line with good air exchange.

LIFT’s operating hours are Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm ET.

For any other additional matters, feel free to email staff:
https://lift.ca/contact-lift-2

Have a wonderful and safe holiday season. See you in 2023!

Sincerely,
Chris Kennedy
Executive Director