Covid-19 Procedures

Helping Kids Shine Covid-19 Procedures

March 2021

Dear Parents, Carers and Teachers,

As you will be aware, the Covid-19 global pandemic raised a lot of concerns around how we could keep each other safe and continue to provide the services that children and young people needed to access for their health and wellbeing.

To ensure that I am insured for the work that I do and acting within my professional body’s Code of Ethics, I must follow Public Health England and Public Health Wales guidelines in respect of the use of Personal Protective Equipment.

The current guidance is that I need to wear a mask, apron and gloves if I am going to be within 2m of a child.  Sometimes, I may also need to wear eye protection. Any equipment that I bring into your home or school will have been sanitised beforehand and will be cleaned again following the session with antiviral spray and wipes.  Where possible, I will use equipment that is already at the location I am visiting.

Prior to every home and school visit, you will be required to complete an online Risk Assessment form which will record the current Covid-19 status of the household. This will be emailed to you within your appointment reminder. If there is reason to do so, visits will be postponed and rescheduled. I urge you to provide as much notice as possible of any positive tests or needs for your family to self-isolate, as this will mean we can reschedule without charge, providing that there are over 24 hours of notice given.

If you have any comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I will appreciate your support with these current requirements and as much notice as possible should you/your family/your setting need to self-isolate or begin to display symptoms.