Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19 The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is reported to be extremely contagious. The state of medical knowledge is evolving, but the virus is believed to spread from person-to-person contact and/or by contact with contaminated surfaces and objects, and even possibly in the air. People reportedly can be infected and show no symptoms and therefore spread the disease. The exact methods of spread and contraction are unknown, and there is no known treatment, cure, or vaccine for COVID-19. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life threatening illness and even death.
Kenwood School of Ballet and the ITwirl Dance Programs cannot prevent you [or your child(ren)] from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while utilizing Kenwood School of Ballet and the ITwirl Dance Programs services or premises. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to utilize Kenwood School of Ballet and the ITwirl Dance Programs's services and/or enter onto Kenwood School of Ballet and the ITwirl Dance Programs's premises you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I have read and understood the above warning concerning COVID-19. I hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19 for myself and/or my children in order to utilize's Kenwood School of Ballet and the ITwirl Dance Programs services and enter Kenwood School of Ballet and the ITwirl Dance Programs premises. These services are of such value to me [and/or to my children,] that I accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 in order to utilize's Kenwood School of Ballet and the ITwirl Dance Programs services and premises in person "rather than arranging for an alternative method of enjoying the same services virtually (e.g. videoconference)].
WAIVER OF LAWSUIT/LIABILITY: I hereby forever release and waive my right to bring suit against Kenwood School of Ballet and the ITwirl Dance Programs and its owners, officers, directors, managers, officials, trustees, agents, employees, or other representatives in connection with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to utilizing Kenwood School of Ballet and the ITwirl Dance Programs services and premises.
I understand that this waiver means I give up my right to bring any claims including for personal injuries, death, disease or property losses, or any other loss, including but not limited to claims of negligence and give up any claim I may have to seek damages, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen.
CHOICE OF LAW: I understand and agree that the law of the State of Illinois will apply to this contract.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS RELEASE, AND FREELY AND KNOWINGLY ASSUME THE RISK AND WAIVE MY RIGHTS CONCERNING LIABILITY AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
Kenwood School of Ballet and ITwirl Dance Programs
MINOR WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING)
WARNING: Dance and Acrobatic activities may include stretching exercise, strengthening exercises, cartwheels, tumbling, balancing on their wrists, and aerial skills where the participant will be upside down. Each participant's parent has the responsibility to assess the safety aspects of facilities and conditions and agrees to assume all risk of attending Dance and Acrobatic classes and agrees to give up their legal rights to bring or commence legal proceedings for any injuries, losses or damages occurring as a result of attending Dance and Acrobatic classes. Spotters, mats, and proper equipment will be provided.
FOR: Dance and Acrobatic classes. IN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to attend Dance and Acrobatic classes, THE UNDERSIGNED HEREBY RELEASES, WAIVES, AND DISCHARGES Kenwood School of Ballet and the ITwirl Dance Programs and its volunteers, employees, agents, independent contractors, participants, and anyone for whom any of the foregoing may be vicariously liable (all of the foregoing are herein referred to as "Releasees") from all liability to the undersigned, the participant's personal representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin for any and all claims, demands, losses or damages on account of any injury, including but not limited to serious personal injury of the participant, caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise while the participant is training and the undersigned covenants not to sue the Releasees for any reason whatsoever as set out herein. IN ADDITION:
1) There are risks and dangers associated with participation in Dance and Acrobatic activities which could result in bodily injury, partial and/or total disability, paralysis
(2) The social and economic losses and/or damages, which could result from those risks and dangers described above, could be severe.
(3) These risks and dangers may be caused by the action, inaction or negligence of 2
(4) the participant or the action, inaction or negligence of others, including, but not limited to, the Releasees named above.
(5) There may be other risks not known to us or which are not reasonably foreseeable at this time. 3.
I accept and assume such risks and responsibility for the losses and/or damages following such injury, disability, paralysis, property losses and any other losses or damages (including claims by the undersigned parent and/or legal guardian or others for damages suffered from injury to the minor participant), however caused and whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence or gross negligence of the Releasees named above. 4. On behalf of the minor participant and individually, the undersigned parent and/or legal guardian for the minor participant execute(s) this Waiver and Release. If, despite this release, the minor participant (or anyone on his/her behalf) makes a claim or anyone else makes a claim for damages as a result of injury of the minor participant against any of the Releasees, the parent and/or legal guardian agrees to indemnify the Releasees and their insuring company, if any, for any money which they have paid or may be required to pay to the participant, or on his behalf, or as a result of his injuries and for all legal fees incurred, and hold them harmless. I hereby further expressly warrant that I am the legal parent and/or guardian of the minor participant. 5. I HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS the Releasees and each of them from any loss, liability, damage, or legal costs (including legal costs on a solicitor and his own client full indemnity basis) they may incur due to the presence of the participant at Dance or Acorbatic classes or for any purpose participating in activities at Dance or Acrobatic classes and premises and whether caused by the negligence or gross negligence of the Releasees or otherwise.
I HAVE READ THE ABOVE WAIVER, RELEASE, AND INDEMNITY, AND UNDERSTAND THAT I GIVE UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT AND SIGN IT VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT INDUCEMENTS.