What new measures are you putting in place to protect against Covid-19?
We have been, and will continue to monitor all government guidelines to ensure that we are providing the best environment possible for both the children and our staff. A Covid-19 risk assessment has been implemented and all staff have been trained in our new safety measures including regular deep-cleaning of facilities and equipment.
The government recommends group sizes of 15 children. The infection control procedures required by government guidelines, which we will be following, are:
- Minimising contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend childcare settings, schools or colleges
- Cleaning hands more often than usual – wash hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with running water and soap and dry them thoroughly or use alcohol hand rub or sanitiser ensuring that all parts of the hands are covered
- Ensuring good respiratory hygiene – promote the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach
- Cleaning frequently touched surfaces often using standard products, such as detergents and bleach
- Minimising contact and mixing by altering, as much as possible, the environment (such as activity layout) and timetables (such as staggered break times)
Do the local restrictions in Leeds affect Holiday Club?
We are constantly reviewing the restrictions which are imposed in Leeds and nationally, and are confident that we can host Holiday Club. The current guidance states the following:
Exemptions from gatherings limits in all tiers:
For supervised activities provided for children, including wraparound care (before and after-school childcare), groups and activities for under 18s, and children’s playgroups
For your own reference you can see the guidance on the current local restrictions here.
The procedures cannot cover every eventuality, but we will use our judgement to apply the government’s 5 principles above, which will help to keep you and your children safe.