Covid-19 Policy

Cuisine by Nadine

Cuisine by Nadine recognises that careful planning is essential in order to keep the children and our team safe, and to limit the spread of coronavirus/Covid-19, within our setting. Accordingly, we have conducted a thorough Covid-19 risk assessment and will review it on a monthly basis and whenever Government guidance changes.

Covid-19 symptoms

Covid-19 is a viral, respiratory disease, which is spread from person to person by close contact. It typically causes fever and a dry cough, and in some cases may progress to viral pneumonia which cannot be treated by antibiotics. Symptoms of Covid-19 can include:

Continuous dry cough Sore throat
Fever (high temperature) Tiredness
Difficulty breathing Loss of taste and smell

The initial symptoms are similar to colds and flu-type illnesses, but the combination of a recent onset of fever and a new continuous cough seem to be present in many cases of Covid-19. However, it is important to be aware that in some cases the symptoms may be very mild or even non-existent, especially in children.

Procedure for infection or suspected infection

Any child who becomes ill with symptoms which could be Covid-19 during the class will be isolated from the other children by at least two metres until the child can be collected by his or her parents. If the child becomes seriously ill, we will call 999.

If a child or member of staff has suspected symptoms of Covid-19, they will be sent home and must follow the Government guidance for households with possible Covid-19 infection. This includes self-isolation and taking a Covid-19 test. See:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Most suspected cases of Covid-19 turn out to be negative, so the class will remain open unless otherwise by the local Health Protection Team, parents and the letting team will be informed.

If children or staff experience any symptoms of Covid-19 they must not attend the class until all symptoms have passed and they feel well.

Infection control

Like the common cold and flu viruses, Covid-19 is spread by:

·         Infected people passing the virus to others through large droplets when coughing, sneezing, or even talking within a close distance.

  • Direct contact with an infected person: for example, if you shake or hold their hand, and then touch your own mouth, eyes or nose without first washing your hands.
  • Touching objects (eg door handles, light switches) that have previously been touched by an infected person, then touching your own mouth, eyes or nose without first washing your hands. Viruses can survive longer on hard surfaces than on soft or absorbent surfaces.

We will take the following steps to reduce the risk of catching or spreading Covid-19 during the class:

Hygiene:

  • Staff and children will wash their hands as soon as they arrive at the class, and will be reminded to wash their hands regularly throughout the session, especially after using the toilet, before eating food and after coughing or sneezing.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available in convenient locations throughout the class.
  • We will have tissues readily available for use when sneezing and coughing, and these will be disposed of, in a lidded bin, immediately after use.
  • If they don’t have a tissue to hand, children will be instructed to cough or sneeze into the crook of their arm.
  • We will discourage children from touching their faces.
  • We will discourage children from touching each other.
  • Children will only allowed to bring essential items with them to the class.

Cleaning:

  • We will ensure that frequently-touched surfaces, such as handles, light switches, table tops and equipment are regularly cleaned with anti-bacterial spray or wipes, before and after each session.
  • We will restrict the sharing of equipment between parties, normal practice is that there is enough equipment for individual use.  Any equipment that needs to be shared will be thoroughly cleaned before being used by the next person.
  • Toilets and sinks will be cleaned by school before each session.
  • Equipment and use of own fully equipped medium sized first aid box inclusive of general burns kit is for exclusive use of Cuisine by Nadine students.

Arrivals and departures:

Our collection procedure remains the same but with social distancing in place (the ‘one metre plus’ rule when it is not possible to stay 2 metres apart).

  • If necessary we will assign different collection points to limit the congregation of parents outside the class should this prove a problem. 

Premises

  • Visitors will not be allowed to enter the class unless booked to participate.
  • Doors and windows will be kept open where safe to do so, to keep the premises well ventilated.

Movement around the class:

  • Classes will be put into groups of no more than 10 and separated by stations owing to the size of the class room 2 meter distancing is possible and where not a distance of one meter is achievable. Movement within the class will be kept to a minimum..
  • Use of the disabled toilet immediately outside the classroom will be made available which only allows for use by one person at any one time.

 Cooking planning:

  • I will plan cooking that minimise contact between children.

Food:

  • A team member will issue and distribute ingredients to each child, to reduce the risk of any contamination of food or serving implements.

Promoting good practice

We will promote infection control through the methods above, and in addition we will:

  • Ensure that all team members have received training in, and understand, our new procedures
  • Display and give reminders to promote infection control
  • Ensure that adequate supplies of cleaning materials are available within the class
  • Dispose of waste promptly and hygienically
  • Provide tissues and suitable facilities for their disposal.

Closure

We may need to temporarily close the class if we have insufficient staff due to illness to run sessions safely. If this occurs the we will contact all parents via telephone or email.

In the event that we have a number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 associated with the class or we need to close if advised to do so by the local Health Protection Team in order to limit the spread of the virus.

If the class needs to close, I will notify parents / carers as soon as possible. I will also inform the lettings department at the school.

Useful contacts

The Lettings Team, Oasis Academy Coulsdon, Homefield Road
Old Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 1ES: [01737 551161]

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protective-measures-for-holiday-or-after-school-clubs-and-other-out-of-school-settings-for-children-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/protective-measures-for-out-of-school-settings-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people

https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/covid-19-coronavirus

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/

This policy was adopted by: [Cuisine by Nadine] Date:12.10.20
To be reviewed: [12.11.20] Signed: [Nadine Spink/Proprietor]

Written in accordance with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2017): Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements: Health [3.44].

is located at:

Cuisine by Nadine
84 Banstead Road
Carshalton Beeches
SM5 3NH