COVID-19 Policy

Licensed School aged child care with Martial Arts!

Below you will find our COVID-19 Safety plan & relevant Policies.

Daily Rules:
Employees, children, and parents must not enter the workplace if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days or have been identified by public health as a close contact of a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19
Visitors are prohibited from entering the daycare, unless they visit after hours.
When children are dropped off, staff will ask the child if they have any symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID-19, or other respiratory disease. Children answering yes must not be dropped off at daycare.
If a worker or child leaves the workplace due to symptoms of COVID-19, clean areas those individuals were in, including surfaces they may have touched, immediately upon their departure.

Handwashing Rules:

Children, Adults and Staff must wash their hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer immediately upon entering the daycare.
Staff must wash hands –
• When they arrive at the workplace and before they go home
• Before and after handling food
• Before and after giving or applying medication or ointment to a child or self
• After assisting a child to use the toilet
• After using the toilet
• After contact with body fluids (e.g., runny noses, spit, vomit, blood)
• Before donning and after doffing personal protective equipment
• After cleaning tasks
• After handling garbage
• Whenever hands are visibly dirty
Staff will support children to wash their hands regularly throughout the day, including:
• When they arrive at the workplace and before they go home
• Before and after eating and drinking
• After using the toilet
• After playing outside
• After sneezing or coughing
• Whenever hands are visibly dirty
Hygiene Rules:
• Cough or sneeze into your elbow sleeve or a tissue.
• Throw away used tissues and immediately perform hand hygiene.
• Not touch their eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

The following symptoms require a child or staff member to stay home:

• Fever
• Chills
• Cough
• Difficulty Breathing (in small children this can look like breathing fast or working hard to breathe)
• Loss of sense of smell or taste
• Nausea or vomiting
• Diarrhea

Management’s Responsibilities:
Remove toys from the workplace that have surfaces that are not easily cleaned, such as plush stuffed animals.
Remove unnecessary items from the workplace to reduce surfaces that could become contaminated.
Identify all common areas (e.g., washrooms) and frequently-touched surfaces (e.g., door knobs, cupboard handles, light switches, faucet handles, tables, chairs, toys). Develop and implement a cleaning and disinfection schedule and procedures in accordance with the BC CDC’s Cleaning and Disinfectants for Public Settings document.
Common areas: Washrooms, lunch table, cloak room, classroom, dojang, hallway.
Frequently touched surfaces: Door knobs, classroom seats, game pads (during game time) toys used that day, sink handles, lunch table, garbage lids.
General cleaning and disinfecting of the workplace should occur at least once a day. Includes common areas.
Frequently-touched surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected at least twice a day. Toys can be placed in the cleaning bin for later cleaning. Game pads can be wiped down after use.
Maintain an adequate supply of cleaning and disinfection products and materials.

Staff Rules:
• No sharing of food or drink amongst anyone.
• Do not use self-serve and family-style meal service. Provide snacks and meals directly to children in individual servings.
• Lunch table will be wiped down before and after lunch or snack time. One table will be used for eating. Consider designating a tabletop/countertop receiving area and ensure this area is sanitized.
• Food provided by parents and caregivers should be stored with the child’s belongings or, if refrigeration is required, it should be kept in an area designated for the child’s grouping or cohort.
• Reusable dishware, glasses, and utensils must be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
• Limit sharing of supplies and equipment (e.g., pens, telephone, tablets, computer mouse) between workers.
• Provide adequate amounts of high touch materials, such as art supplies, in order to minimize sharing between children.
• Store children’s belongings separately, for example through the use of cubbies.
• Ensure adequate ventilation and open windows if possible.
• Have children outside wherever possible, including play time, snack time, and for learning activities.
• Refer to cleaning list for direction regarding who is to clean what.