Updates regarding Covid-19

Wednesday 1st April

While our public programs are closed, the Flipside team is busy working on some novel solutions to stay connected to our community and to make sure Flipside’s ready to bounce back into operation in the best way possible.

If anything COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of what we do. Our mission is to empower communities through circus. We are all about making connections, looking out for each other, teamwork, resilience, agility, and celebrating achievements. We’re also committed to supporting the circus sector, our artists, and our staff.

Our resilience and agility is being tested at the moment. We are disappointed that performances, our huge Queensland tour, and our regular programs have been cancelled or postponed, and the road ahead of us is hard. But, we are very fortunate. We are still here, we’re well, we’re supported by our community, and we are working to make the most of this disruption. We’re also a bit excited about some of the changes we will be announcing over the coming weeks.

Unfortunately, it has become clear that we will not be able to restart our regular programs in late April as we’d hoped – but we will be ready to restart our programs as soon as it’s safe to do so and now expect to restart classes in Term 3.

Over the next week or so we will be transitioning to more work from home and irregular hours on site. If you need to get in touch we will be diverting the phone lines as necessary and you can also reach us at info@flipsidecircus.org.au

Look after yourselves and each other and speak soon.

Wednesday 18th March

Like all of you, Flipside is working to respond to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.

We recognise this affects the entire community and we will continue to keep our families informed, and follow all health advice from the Queensland and Australian governments.

For the safety of our community:

  • Flipside remains open for classes and open training during its normal hours until Saturday 21 March. We have an increased cleaning and sanitation schedule in the training space;
  • We are cancelling week 9 and week 10 of Term 1;
  • We are cancelling our Easter holiday workshops;
  • Term 2 classes will start one week later than usual on Monday 27 April;
  • Flipside’s core staff will keep working at the office and remotely.

Classes make ups and refunds:

  • Term 1 enrolled classes participants will be offered special makeup workshops to be organised in Term 2
  • For those who have booked into our Easter school holiday program, we will be issuing refunds in the coming weeks.
  • For urgent queries regarding classes, contact Rebecca on info@flipsidecircus.org.au

We are reviewing these arrangements daily based on the latest advice, and will update our website and social media.

To our wonderful families, thank you for your patience and compassion.

Thanks to our amazing trainers and artists. Thank you also to our donors for backing us up to keep empowering communities through circus; and to our staff, thank you for your tireless efforts.

It’s in our Flipside DNA to stay creative and keep unthinking the impossible. We encourage our community to balance this peculiar situation with creativity and transfer your circus skills in life skills with resilience, teamwork, hard work, trust, laughter and fun!

Monday 16th March

Regarding COVID-19 we are working hard to ensure the safety of our community and we need your help.
Following are some of our requests for all people entering Flipside including our open training friends.

  1. Do not come to Flipside if you have been instructed to self-isolate, have returned from overseas in the last 14 days, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive or is awaiting test results for COVID-19
  2. Stay home if you are feeling unwell – undertake distancing measures for any cold or flu symptoms
  3. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or with the crook of your elbow and dispose tissues in the bin immediately
  4. Wash your hands before coming into the floor

The health and wellbeing of you, our students, and our staff, remains our number one priority and we appreciate your continued support.

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