Centre Safety COVID Protocol

The following requirements are in accordance to the Public Health Unit for Leeds, Grenville & Lanark:

At the centre:

  • Monitor max. 20 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: disinfection of all frequently touched surfaces and bathrooms occurs throughout opening hours; and a deeper clean of the centre happens twice a day after both the daytime school program and later again after our youth drop in.
  • PPE is provided for all staff and made available to youth: masks and gloves
  • Dinners are offered in and outside between 4-6; take away options have been added; indoor dining occurs with 6 ft. distance between participants
  • 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
  • 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

RULES of the Centre in response to COVID-19:

  1. Maintain physical distancing of at least 2 meters (6 feet) for everyone
  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 screen yourself before coming into the centre
  10. Organizational protocol if a child/youth becomes sick while at the centre they will be put into a separate space until they are able to be picked up
  11. During all shifts, frequently touched surfaces need to be disinfected