26 Mar COVID-19 ADAPTIONS & CHANGES
UPDATES FOR 2021
- All staff will be undertaking lateral flow testing twice weekly to further enhance our safety procedures.
- Parents and staff will be required to wear masks, keeping to a 3m distance at drop off and pick up.
- An enhanced cleaning schedule will be in place at all venues.
- Activities- Swimming will re start from Wednesdays on 14th April.
- Camp 4-2-11 is closely following the guidance published by The DFE- (Protective measures for out of School settings during Covid-19) found here: Protective measures for holiday and after-school clubs, and other out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Through recognising and adhering to the Government guidelines and carrying out a range of different assessments, careful consideration and agreement with our venues, we are confident that we are able to run Camps this year.
The health and safety of your children remains our top priority and we have taken extensive measures to ensure that this is provided to a high quality within our setting. One key protective measure that we have implemented is the use of group “bubbles” throughout the period at camp along with additional measures to protect staff and children.
If your child or anyone in your household displays any symptoms relating to coronavirus then please isolate for the recommended time and do not bring your child to camp.
There will be continuous reviews at camp in alignment to the Governments guidance for those within the childcare sector to be able to continue our development knowledge in implementing protective measures to offer the safest experience for staff, children and parents.
All staff will be tested twice weekly.
There will be no financial risk throughout your child’s time with us at Camp 4-2-11. A full refund or credit note will be issued if we have to cancel camp. Please be aware of our refund policies if you cancel yourself. If you have paid by childcare vouchers only a full credit to your camp account can be given.
ADAPTED OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES
Throughout these challenging times, our camp opening and closing times will be adapted slightly to ensure that our staff are able to conduct a thorough clean of the setting to provide the best care for all.
Standard Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Extra Time: 8.30am – 5:00pm
LIMITED SPACES and BUBBLES
Children aged 3-6 will be in bubbles of 8/10.
Children aged 8-14 will be in bubbles of 14 along with 7 year olds who will be in groups of 10/12.
There will be modifications to our existing activities to be able to utilise our excellent outdoor facilities that will support us in sustaining social distancing measures. Removing activities that at present are considered high risk of transmission, such as swimming and baking will be removed from the timetable at present and re booked for a later date.
DROP OFF AND PICK UP
There will be an adaption to our drop off and pick up policies. Throughout the camp the sign in desk will be moved to an open space to minimise the risks (weather permitting.) To support lowering the risk we ask that only ONE carer drops off a child to camp to reduce the amount of people surrounding the settings. 1m markers will be set up across the setting to ensure that social distancing is maintained even whilst signing in. Drop off and collection will now become contactless and parents are asked to form a 1metre distance queue using the markers when dropping off and picking up children.
Throughout the camp there will be an increase in cleaning throughout the standard day at camp. Our staff will conduct thorough cleaning at the end of each day to obtain high standards and a safe environment. There will be an increase in hand washing and sanitising for children and staff between each activity, breaks and lunch.
CHILD SHOWING SYMPTOMS
All of our staff are symptom aware and know the processes to take within our setting for anyone who is displaying symptoms whilst at camps. One qualified first aider will support anyone who has symptoms to reduce contact and placed within our isolation area with parents being called for collection immediately.
We will sustain contact with you all to ensure you are updated on any guidance changes that could affect our current position. All updates will be seen on our facebook page or website. If you would like to discuss anything further please contact Kate Hall on 07825 630 751 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: 29/3/21.