After many discussions, something has finally moved and we are heading in the direction of one reopening for summer camps and crèches that could be operational as of Juneor with new rules and procedures to follow.
The goal is to guarantee the little ones the right to play and socialize without, however, putting their health and that of those who will have to take care of them at risk.
Here, then, are the rules that we are trying to develop, which will undoubtedly transform the way in which children use the services dedicated to them, but which at the same time will not put public health into play.
Children must be visited by the pediatrician who must issue an authorization to attend the facility. Medical certificates of good health must then be presented several times during the period of attendance to certify that no changes have occurred since the first visit.
Children with a temperature of 37.5 or higher and other signs of illness should not be allowed into the facility. The following checks should be done daily: ask the parents if the child has had a fever, cough, breathing difficulty or has been sick at home. Observe the child for obvious signs of illness, such as intense flushing of the cheeks, cough, difficulty in breathing, fatigue or irritability. After sanitizing your hands, check your body temperature with a body temperature detector or non-contact thermometer.
In addition to the certificate of good health of the pediatrician, which in itself represents a selection criterion, priority will be given to families who have greater difficulty in reconciling the care of children with work. And to those who find themselves having to take care of several children at the same time.
DIVISION BY AGE
The ‘island’ system is carried out: children will be divided into small groups according to age groups that never come into contact with each other. Each group is always managed by a single operator, in order to avoid too many contacts with different people. And each group acts in full autonomy.
For the little ones from 0 to 3 years there is an adult for every 3 children; for children from 3 to 5 years, one adult every 5; for the age group from 6 to 10 one every 7.
Children must be accompanied and picked up on the basis of time slots that allow them not to create gatherings outside the structures. Each child should always be accompanied by the same adult, possibly not elderly or with health problems. The accompanying adults will also be subjected to the thermoscanner and will have to wear masks.
PPE AND SANITATION OF AREAS
The use of masks is mandatory for accompanying adults and operators. For children, it will depend on the age groups and for the moment it has not yet been established from which one will be mandatory.
The advice is, as far as possible, to carry out outdoor activities. If, however, it is necessary to use closed structures, it is better to always leave the windows open. All environments must be sanitized at the end of the activities.