PROCEDURE: COVID-19 SITE MANAGEMENT
Date Adopted: 12th March 2020
Date of last review: 25/8/2020
To be reviewed next before/on: 25/10/2020
PURPOSE AND STATEMENT:
HHDC is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of all students, staff and volunteers and will continue to follow the advice of the UK Government, NHS, Public Health England and our local Health Protection Team.
The current (summarised) advice is:
- Educational settings are currently re-open for select year groups, and opening for all year groups in September
- OOSS can open from the beginning of the school summer holidays
- Social distancing is 2m (or 1m+ if 2m is not possible or with risk mitigation)
- Anyone who is showing symptoms of a cough and/or fever are to self-isolate for 7 days
- Anyone with confirmed COVID-19 or contact by track and Trace are to self-isolate for 14 days
When HHDC can provide in-person classes and workshops we intend to do so.
- To ensure distribution to all permanent and freelance staff, board members and volunteers
- To distribute appropriate sections to parents and customers as needed
REVIEW AND MONITORING OF PROCEDURE:
HHDC will continue to review and update this procedure as more information becomes available.
Monitoring is part of management procedure and will be enforced by all staff.
THE PROCEDURE IS BASED ON THE BELOW PRINCIPLES:
- The welfare of HHDC students, staff and volunteers is paramount
- All staff and volunteers are responsible for ensuring this procedure is followed
- It is the role of every HHDC stakeholder to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19
- HHDC is committed to following the advice of the UK Government, NHS and Public Health England
Max Teacher: Student Ratio = 1: [7/8 ]
All current social distancing measures will be implemented throughout this procedure.
Groups of no more than 7/8 students will be supervised by 1 teacher.
For the purposes of child-friendly and age appropriateness HHDC will call these groups “bubbles”. There is to be no cross contamination between bubbles as students will not mix and spaces will be deep cleaned between group’s use.
To attend classes, parents must agree to a health declaration being completed at the start of each term to confirm no one in the household has any symptoms or has been told to self-isolate. Students will be asked if they are feeling well before entering the building each day and sent home if unwell. Students may supply their own PPE equipment, but it is not the responsibility of teachers to ensure it is used or worn correctly. Students over 11yrs may wear a face mask or face visor for class.
Pre - Primary children may be have 1 guardian on site for their class. The guardian must wear a face mask or visor ( unless exempt for medical reasons) and sit socially distanced.
No other parents will be allowed on site, they must drop off and collect at the gate. Staggered drop off and collection times to ensure no over-crowding.
Upon arrival, all students are to immediately sanitise their hands. Student’s should arrive in uniform and bring suitable dance shoes in a bag.
Any child with a fever must be immediately isolated and collected by their parents.
Students will be then taken to the space used for their classes where they will have been allocated a 2m2 space to use throughout their session.
Students will leave their bags in the changing room, be allowed to change shoes and then we will conduct lessons and activities. If sessions are longer than 45 minutes in length, there will be a staggered break to wash hands. Increased handwashing is encouraged particularly before and after eating or using equipment.
Breaks, moving to different spaces and the use of corridors and bathrooms will be closely monitored to ensure social distancing is always upheld. This will be through staggered breaks, & toilet supervision.
Any student/teacher or family member who is tested positive for COVID-19 up to two weeks post event dates must immediately inform HHDC. The bubble that is affected will immediately be notified including students/parents/teachers. Should this occur while classes are running, the bubble affected will be shut down, and spaces deep cleaned immediately follow government guidance “COVID-19: cleaning in non-healthcare settings”.
HHDC will be supporting NHS TRACK & TRACE . Students/Parents must inform HHDC if they wish to opt out of TRACK & TRACE via the health declaration completed at the start of term.
If a student is incapable of following new rules within the studio HHDC, has the right to remove the student from classes. This will be on a case-by-case basis and no refund will be offered.
In the event of class closure due to a COVID-19 case or government lockdown, HHDC will not refund class fees. Online sessions will be offered instead of in- house classes.
Teachers will ensure the building is throughly cleaned before and after each class. All common touch points will be cleaned as well as ballet barres and floors.