We are continually reviewing government guidance to ensure we deliver our face-to-face support services safely. Our focus, as always, is on the safety and wellbeing of our children and young people.

The key elements of our risk mitigation for COVID-19, which are articulated in substantially more detail in our policy and risk assessment, are as follows:

Symptom Awareness and testing

In line with national government guidance, staff or children with symptoms or with family members exhibiting symptoms will be directed immediately to follow national self-isolation guidance. All CE staff have been asked to take an LFD test twice a week, all office based staff and visitors are asked to take an LFD test on the morning they come to the centre.

Awareness and Signage

Our teams practice social distancing, handwashing, use of PPE and temperature checks on a daily basis. Signage is displayed around our centres.

Hygiene Stations

Hygiene stations are provided in reception areas. Hand sanitiser will be available in every room.

Ventilation

Workspaces will be well ventilated wherever possible, through open windows and doors. CO2 monitors are in operation to notify staff when further ventilation is required.

Cleaning

Additional periodic cleaning will be conducted during working hours (high contact areas, door handles, toilets etc.). Thorough evening cleans as standard.

PPE

PPE will be used where close contact is required, for example when the CE Team are facilitating a child. Classroom staff will wear a face covering, gloves and scrubs when in direct contact with children.

Our most recent Coronavirus Policy can be viewed here