In these uncertain times I have taken a number of steps to minimise the risk to children (and their families) of infection and transmission of Covid 19 during attendance at my art lessons.
- Hand sanitiser will be provided for the children to use upon their arrival and departure.
- Windows will be kept open whenever possible for increased ventilation during the session so I would encourage the children to wear something suitably warm, particularly as the nights draw in.
- The workspace will be extended to allow for greater distancing between the children.
- Group sizes are already small but will be kept to a maximum of 6 children per session during the ongoing outbreak.
- Children will not be able to use the toilet (unless in an emergency!) so please could you encourage them to go before they arrive for the class.
- Children will ‘wash’ their hands using disposable wipes rather than travelling to the sink in the kitchen. I would encourage them to wash thoroughly with soap and water as soon as they return home, both for hygiene reasons and to remove any stubborn paint etc.
- Between sessions I will clean chairs, surfaces and any equipment used. Where practical I will separate equipment for the different groups in order to minimise shared usage between the different ‘bubbles’.
- I shall wear a clear visor and maintain hygiene standards.
- Please could children bring their own overall or old shirt rather than using the shared Colour Curve aprons.
- I would request that anyone feeling unwell with Covid symptoms or anyone with someone in their household with symptoms or who has been advised to self isolate does not attend the art class.
- Parents are kindly asked to maintain social distancing at drop off and pick up times and to wait outside at the end of the session and not enter the premises.
Contingency planning for absences
With children increasingly being asked to self-isolate after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid it is frustrating for them when they can’t continue with their normal out of school activities.
If your child is unable to attend art class due to self-isolating I will be able to provide a short video to support their continued learning at home. It may be that they can continue working on their current activity from home or, depending on materials and equipment being used, they may be given an alternative creative task to undertake.