Keeping Your Child Safe at Little Voices Camps
The health and wellbeing of our students and tutors is of upmost importance and so more than ever, the safety and welfare of everyone at our camps is our number one priority. Our friendly team of tutors will ensure everyone has an amazing four days whilst effectively administering the most up-to-date health and safety guidelines.
Following advice from DfE, we’ve worked hard to adapt our camps to meet the latest government guidelines and we continue to closely monitor any updates. Some of our plans will no doubt change as this guidance evolves, ensuring that we are doing all we can to keep everyone safe whilst offering an outstanding service to all parents and children.
We would like to reassure you that if your child comes down with COVID 19 symptoms and cannot attend our camp we will offer a full refund.
Below are some of the measures we’ve put in place to keep your child safe. Feel free to contact Ashlea Pearson (the principal) if you have any questions.
- All Little Voices tutors are fully enhanced DBS checked and hold Level 3 First Aid Paediatric. They have also, all taken part in an ‘Infection Control for Children’s Activity Providers course’.
- Groups/bubbles will be capped at a maximum of 15 children. The groups will not mix with any other children on site.
- Parents and visitors will not be allowed into our venues
- Drop off and pick ups will take place outside the main entrance to the venue for a socially distanced face-to-face handover without the need for parents or guardians to enter the venue or building.
- To reduce contact when dropping off and picking up we ask if this can be limited to one parent or carer
- Parents and carers are asked to not gather at entrance gates or doors and are encouraged to leave swiftly after dropping their child off to help keep the sign in safe and swift.
- We encourage parents and carers to avoid using public transport to get to our camps ideally walk, cycle or use a private vehicle
- Little Voices will be filming the final performance day therefore Little Voices will require videography and photography consent for this
- Videos of the final performance day will be professionally filmed by our videographer and put together as a video showreel. Once edited, they will be emailed out to parents after the camp.
- Children will be positioned at the required 2 metre social distance from others throughout the daily workshops and our tutors will endeavor to maintain a 2 metre distance from pupils
- We will be outdoors a lot more and will adjust every activity to meet the latest guidance. We ask children wear suitable clothing for this.
- There will be no contact or direct hand-holding activities
- Any singing activities will take place in well ventilated spaces with the children spaced out 3 meters apart and not facing one another.
- We will keep a continuous fresh airflow whilst doing any indoor activities
- Venues will have been deep cleaned before our camps start
- Children will be asked to wash their hands before entering our workshop spaces.
- Hand sanitiser will be available at all times and hand washing will take place at regular intervals including – before and after eating.
- Surfaces and touch hotspots will be regularly cleaned with disinfectant wipes throughout the day.
- Children will need to bring their own labelled water bottle and nut-free packed lunch boxes with lots of snacks for throughout the days.
- All lunch boxes and water bottles will be wiped down before use.
- Lunch and snack breaks will be enjoyed outside as much as possible
- Children will be reminded not to share food or drink with anyone
- Children will be given regular reminders to build awareness of good hand washing technique, the need to increase hand washing frequency and to avoid touching their faces
- We will promote the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach and encourage everyone to bring tissues in with them each day
- Protective gloves and face masks/face shields will be available to our tutors if required. All staff will wear gloves and masks when administering first aid.
- All costumes and props will have been quarantined and cleaned prior to use and will only be used on the final day of the camp and will not be shared between pupils.
- Anyone displaying Coronavirus symptoms will be sent home and asked not to come to a camp until they have met the latest government self-isolation or testing requirements.
- The government advice is to self-isolate for 7 days and arrange to have a test. This can be done by visiting NHS.UK to arrange or contact NHS 119 via telephone.
- If a child sent home or a tutor who has shown symptoms tests negative, they can return to the setting and the fellow household members can end their self-isolation.
- If a child or staff member tests negative but is unwell, they should not return to that setting until they are recovered.
- Where a child or staff member tests positive, NHS Test and Trace will speak directly to those they have been in contact with to offer advice. This advice may be that the rest of their group within the setting should be sent home and advised to self-isolate for 14 days.
- If a child comes down with COVID symptoms and cannot attend our camp we will offer a full refund or will refund for the days they can no longer attend
- If not related to COVID 19, our standard 14 day cancellation policy stands. Refunds will not be given unless the principal is given 14 days written or verbal notice prior to a camp start date.
- If you or your child has