with the following “Centre Safety Protocols” in place in response to COVID-19 in accordance to the Public Health Unit for Leeds, Grenville & Lanark:

At the centre:

  • Monitor max. 10 individuals in centre at one time
  • Require health screens from all who enter centre – including youth and staff; both will have sign in sheets where they will verify that they are symptom free
  • Markers on floors to ensure physical distancing (2m)
  • Hand Sanitizer at both doors for entry/exits
  • Adhere to strict cleaning regiment: cleaning scheduled throughout shifts to disinfect all frequently touched surfaces and bathrooms; and a cleaner is coming in after each opening to do a deeper disinfectant on all surfaces, floors and bathrooms
  • PPE for all staff and made available to youth: masks and gloves
  • Dinners will be offered outside between 4-6 and a take away option will be added
  • Signage:
    • front door – list of symptoms/screening; max capacity, social distancing
    • bathroom – outlining how to wash hands properly

For Staff ONLY

  • Complete formal screening process before coming to work – one minute test online
  • Training provided on proper use of PPE, hand hygiene & COVID-19 guidance for sector & public health guidance
  • If become sick at work, must notify supervisor and leave immediately

NEW RULES of the Centre in response to COVID-19:

  1. Maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres (6 feet) between workers, children etc.
  2. Practice good hygiene & build in good hygiene practices for participants (wash hands with soap & water for 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol)
  3. Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  4. Avoid high-touch areas, where possible, or ensure you clean your hands after
  5. Practice regular cleaning & disinfection
  6. Stay home if you are sick
  7. Wash your clothes as soon as you get home
  8. If you cannot maintain physical distance use personal protective equipment (PPE)
  9. Actively screening yourself & participants before coming into the centre
  10. Organizational protocol if a child/youth becomes sick while at the centre à put into separate space/outside until they are able to leave
  11. During shift, wipe down frequently touched surfaces after touching with disinfectant wipes