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COVID-19 Update - Information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Update 13th September 2021

UPDATE FOR FAMILIES

Dear families,

The latest government guidelines mean that we are now able to fully restart our Friday sessions with the usual opportunities for parents and children to get together.  We do however continue to take a number of measures to ensure everyone stays safe during our groups.

Our covid risk assessment has been updated is available on our website if you’d like to read it in full.

A few key points:

  1. We ask that all parents, TAs and other adults attending a Friday session take a Lateral Flow Test either on the day or the day before attending. This will help to keep us all safe. Staff and volunteers will all being doing twice weekly lateral flow tests.  Lateral Flow testing kits can be collected from most pharmacies or you can order them online here: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
  2. Staff/volunteers will not come to work if anyone in their household tests positive for Coronavirus.  This is over and above the government guidance which says you don’t have to self-isolate but we do not want to take this additional risk with our families and we ask that you use your judgement on this for your household too.
  3. Masks and social distancing are no longer required but if you would like to wear a mask then that is completely fine and we will respect personal choice.
  4. Bring a jumper! We will have all windows open to ensure good ventilation and although the heating will be on it may feel a little chillier than usual.
  5. We will ask you to use hand sanitiser when you arrive and we will be regularly cleaning all major touch points in the building as well as toys and shared resources.
  6. Morning Snack time will be ever so slightly different to usual to avoid too much touching of food. Please could you also bring hand sanitiser with you to clean your child’s hands before snack time.  Don’t worry if you forget -we will have lots available if you need it.
  7. We are happy to be able to welcome siblings back to Fridays. If you think you might need an extra pair of hands to help with siblings then do let us know and we will try to assign a volunteer to help you.
  8. We are also no longer restricting adults to one per child so you can bring an additional parent or grandparent etc. Please think carefully about bring more than one additional adult as we are still trying to manage the space we have as carefully as possible.
  9. Lastly please, please do not come if you or your child is in any way unwell.

See you all very soon!

 

For previous updates that we have posted around our response to Coronavirus(covid-19) please visit this page.

Down Syndrome Awareness Week March 2021

Down Syndrome Awareness Week was 15th - 21st March 2021. Click here to find out more.

 

From Twitter

Friday Sessions

We're delighted to announce that our Autumn sessions will resume face to face. We're looking forward to welcoming you back in September and have the following dates to share.

October

1st

8th

15th

22nd

Note no session on 29th (Half term)

November

5th

12th

19th

26th

December

3rd

10th

 

Can't attend a session?

Please let us know if you cannot attend a session - either contact your group leader direct, or contact the office on 01482 420160 or office@downrightspecial.co.uk

Friday Visitors

We regularly have visitors to our Friday sessions, whether they be healthcare professionals, friends from the community or old faces returning to have a catch up with us.