Heres a short Youtube video for the children to watch https://youtu.be/xArdtT5Jp8k
So we can all come back to art classes safely I’ve formulated the following Covid Response plan, things are going to be a little different now but if we all work together everything should trot along nicely, I think the changes make sense but please talk to me if you think I’ve forgotten something or should alter any of them – it’s all a big learning curve!!!
It’s really important that everyone reads through this and follows the guidelines.
As well as liberally using hand sanitiser, initially when I’m standing at the top of the class speaking I will wear a visor so the children can see my face and then I’ll immediately change to a mask when I am walking around the room. I’ll also have disposable gloves to hand if needed.
Can you ensure that the children are aware of the following new changes. They are very similar to those in school.
DO NOT COME TO CLASS IF YOU HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS COVID 19
Hand hygiene – please use the hand sanitiser when entering and leaving the room, GAA have also installed sanitiser at the entrance doors and bathrooms.
Physical distancing – Class size will be restricted to 10 children, except where there are siblings or children who are already together in a class pod, they can sit together, so there will be 5 tables of 2/3 children, tables placed 2m apart. Everyone is socially distanced expect for those who are already together in a pod in school or those who live together.
Symptoms – DO NOT come to class if you have a high temperature, cough, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties and/or loss of smell/taste. DO NOT come to class if you have been in contact with a person with symptoms or someone if your pod in school has symptoms.
Respiratory Hygiene – please cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing and bin the tissue immediately.
Drop-offs and pick ups – please wait outside downstairs adhering to the social distancing rules – the yard is all marked out, I will collect children from downstairs and I will return the children back downstairs after the class is finished. If parents need to enter the building they must wear a mask and keep to the right of the stairs and corridor. Please do not congregate in the rooms or corridors.
Air circulation – class room windows and doors will remain open so air can circulate.
Art materials – to discourage sharing all children will be given their own named bag with a pencil, rubber, black marker and any other art essentials with their name on it. I will keep these from week to week.
IF THERE IS A SUSPECTED CASE OF COVID-19
Parents/guardians will be contacted immediately so the child and be taken home and they will be given a mask to wear.
Class will be suspended and everyone will wait in the yard outside until they can be collected.
I will inform the GAA and clean the room.