Playcentre Education Face to Face

Last updated 24 June 2021

Education Workshops at Covid-19 Alert Level 1

Protect yourself and others and prevent any future spread of Covid-19

  • Remain at home if you are sick, have any COVID19 symptoms, are in isolation, or are awaiting COVID-19 test.
  • Students should book before a workshop and not just ‘turn-up’ and please cancel (advise via the booking system or by email) if you are not coming. This will help us know if a workshop has sufficient numbers to go ahead and to keeping a track of who has been at which locations.
  • We will all continue to practise good hand hygiene, sneeze and cough into your elbow and regularly clean shared surfaces.
  • Children at Workshops – look at the specific conditions/advice in the advertising on the Playcentre website for the event you wish to attend.

People will have had different experiences over the last couple of months. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. There are no physical distancing requirements at Alert Level 1. You can still play it safe by continuing to keep a distance from people you don’t know. Use your judgement. The more space there is between you and others, the harder it is for COVID-19 to spread. Some folk will have a different comfort level than others with being in a group setting. Please show consideration.

 

Education Workshops at Covid-19 Alert Level 2

General conditions:

  • Physical distancing – you are encouraged to maintain physical distancing of one metre including when entering and exiting the venue and during the workshop or a break.
  • Those at Risk – Students and staff who are at greater risk of getting a severe illness from COVID-19 due to an underlying medical condition, those who are pregnant, and those who are over 70, are encouraged to continue to learn and work online.
  • Remain at home if you are sick, have any COVID19 symptoms, are in isolation, or are awaiting COVID-19 test.
  • Contact tracing information will be checked. Students should book before a workshop and not just ‘turn-up’ and please cancel (advise via the booking system or by email) if you are not coming.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available for use at the entry to a workshop. Please practise regular washing and drying of hands.
  • Disinfect and clean any surfaces or items that are likely to come into contact with different students. For example, desks, door handles, etc. Cleaning will need to be a shared (students and facilitator) responsibility.
  • Anyone who has been to a workshop and who exhibits symptoms of COVID19 should immediately contact the Regional Education admin or Co-ordinator to let them know, along with their GP.

Practical considerations:

  • Food and drink cannot be shared. Participants could bring their own water bottle. For a day event with morning and afternoon workshops on the same day please bring your own individual lunch (no ‘shared’ lunches) – Be aware using centre cups from the kitchen etc simply increase the cleaning obligations you will need to carry out.
  • On Session workshops – It will not be practical to run workshops alongside a session at Covid-19 level 2. Extra visitors to centres are discouraged during this time due to spacing and cleaning requirements.
  • Children at Workshops – Seek prior consent from the facilitator – it may be appropriate to allow a baby to attend but the parent will need to bring their own toys and baby items etc to take home for cleaning. It is not practical to have toddlers and older children at workshops at this time.