To ensure everyone’s health and safety, the following Covid19 protocols are currently in place at our centres. Please note these protocols may be revised and will be dependent on public health recommendations for after school and preschool/daycare programs:
If a staff or child is visibly exhibiting any symptom of Covid 19 temperature will be checked using a no touch forehead thermometer. Anyone with a fever or any other symptom will not be permitted to attend the program.
Staff are required to wear a mask and face shield while administering the program.
Children are encouraged to wear a mask at all times.
Children and staff will sanitize their hands before entering the program space. Hand washing will take place before snacks and lunch. Hand washing is required after toileting. Cough and sneeze etiquette will be required by the children and is required by the staff and parent/guardian. All staff and children will wash their hands after blowing their nose. Tissues will only be single use and children will be encouraged not to touch their face.
Cleaning of the program area:
Per Service NL guidelines, anti-virus strength cleaning solutions will be used on the tables, chairs and high touch point areas and supplies. Staff will clean high touch point areas every 1/2 hour (including the washrooms.) Hand sanitzation will be required by everyone, children and staff, before re-entering the building after outdoor play time. Art supplies and sports equipment will be sprayed with an anti-virus cleaning solution
at the end of each day.
Outdoor activities will take place as much as possible during the public health alert levels. Outside time may be structured for smaller groups in terms of areas of access, depending on the alert level (i.e., 15 children and one staff may play on the West side of the playing field while 15 children and one staff may play on the East side of the playing field.)
Access to the Program and Reporting:
Anyone with symptoms of Covid19 will not be permitted into the programs until they have been cleared by public health, which may include multiple negative tests for the virus. Reporting to public health will occur in those situations where a case of Covid19 occurs with any child, parent/guardian or staff at the program. Full names of children, parents/guardians and staff may be released to public health for contact tracing purposes
without prior consent of these individuals.
Pick Up Procedure:
The parent/guardian authorized for pick up will call at arrival to the building and will make an attestation to the attached Covid19 checklist with the staff while on the call. The parent/guardian will be required to use hand sanitizer on entering the building. The parent/guardian will not be permitted to enter the main program area, rather he/she will remain in the foyer where their child will be led to meet them with their belongings. Patience and understanding are requested by all families as it is expected that Pick Up time will take longer than under typical circumstances. If at all possible, please consider allowing for extra time for these procedures, especially as staff will be required to sanitize the space and supplies after the last child is dismissed. Thank you!