02 Jun COVID-19 adaptations and changes for Summer Camp 2020
Through recognising and adhering to the Government guidelines and carrying out a range of different assessments, careful consideration and agreement with St Edward’s and Dinglewell Schools’ we are confident that we are able to run Summer Camp at these two settings this Summer!
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. These are our current changes that will be implemented at the start of summer and could have changes dependent on the lockdown easing.
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 camps. 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.
For those at Dinglewell school the standard day will be 9am – 4pm and the extended day 9am – 5pm. – For those attending St Edwards camp the standard day will be 8:30am – 4:30pm, and the extended day will be 8:30am – 5:30pm. Please note there is NO EARLY DROP OFF at either camp’s
LIMITED SPACES and BUBBLES
We will be running this year at both the Prep School and the Senior School to give us more space for our bubble groups. Children aged 3-6 will be at the Prep school in bubbles of 8/10
Children aged 8-14 will be in bubbles of 14 at the senior school 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. These activities will be added as optional if guidelines allow.
DROP OFF AND PICK UP
There will be an adaption to our drop off and pick up policies. Throughout the summer 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. We are excited for a summer of fun after these unprecedented times. 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.
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