Guidance for Centres on conversations around risk assessment
Last updated 19 March 2020
Discuss the matter calmly and respectively with the centre member, and follow the current advice given by Playcentre in the COVID-19 section and the Ministry of Health website or call Healthline if you are concerned about the health of yourself or your family.
It’s a good idea to read through the resources about Talking to children about COVID-19, encourage people to wash their hands on arrival to centre, and frequently throughout session.
Staying calm is key – we’re working really closely with Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health officials to keep our communities safe, and will let centres know if the advice changes at any point.
The advice from Playcentre Aotearoa and Health officials remains the same:
– before eating or handling food
– after using the toilet
– after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose or wiping children’s noses
– after caring for sick people.
We know this is a difficult time for many, so if you have any concerns please contact your regional administrator or your Centre support worker.