It is recommended avoid the use of hydroalcoholic gel in the little ones because they frequently put their hands to their mouths, they don't wear masks , have a very close interaction with other children, caregivers and teachers,…
So, how can we protect the little ones in the house and teachers in kindergartens?s?
Let's see the 5 safety and hygiene measures that must be carried out in nurseries and nursery schools to minimize the risk of contagion of coronavirus and other diseases.
5 recommendations to avoid contagion of Covid-19 in day care centers
The safety of the most vulnerable groups, such as the youngest members of the family, is one of the issues that most concerns parents, teachers and those responsible for educational centers in these times of a pandemic.
To the concerns of many of us that we already took for granted, such as those related to hygiene in classrooms and centers, the different needs of the little ones, their well-being and safety, etc., we now add the implementation of new prevention measures following the spread of Covid-19.
For this reason, various health and education ministries of our country coincide in a series of viral prevention measures to be carried out in daycare centers and nursery schools to ensure parents and students that a correct anti-Covid protocol is carried out.
These viral safety and prevention measures are:
Reinforcement of hand hygiene
Reinforce hand washing by performing meticulously and frequently.
In addition, the center must ensure that soap and water are available in the toilets for both students and teachers, as well as hydroalcoholic gel ONLY for teachers, which should never be within the reach of children.
Limit contacts between students
To avoid crowds and contact with other people as much as possible, the entrances and exits should be organized at different times to avoid the grouping of children in the same space. Also, divide into groups as small as possible and always with the same classmates and teachers.
On the other hand, with regard to parents and staff of the center, whenever possible, a telematic communication must be carried out to raise doubts or talk about the student, using the telephone, email, whatsapp, Any non-contact way previously agreed with the center..
Ensure good respiratory hygiene
Children from 0 to 3 years old do not wear masks!!
This means that special attention must be paid to constant ventilation and indoor air renewal.
While possible, opting for outdoor activities is recommended. But regarding the activities within the classroom, where students spend most of their time, it is emphasized that the key is to ventilate correctly the classrooms to promote the renewal of indoor air.
Daily cleaning and ventilation control
In relation to daily cleaning and hygiene, special attention must be paid to common toys that must be perfectly controlled and disinfected after use by different groups.
Regarding effective air cleaning, certainspecific recommendations for the correct ventilation of classrooms, since it is not enough to open windows once or twice a day.
Control of security measures and monitoring of correct ventilation
Another important issue for effective safety and hygiene is knowing when is the right time to ventilate the classroom, in addition to having a resource that confirms that we have ventilated correctly.
For this, various educational centers and organizations in other sectors such as the hospitality or health sector, are installing CO2 meters, which measures air quality in real time and warns when you have to ventilate the environment.
This is how security should work in daycare centers to avoid the spread of Covid-19 and other viruses
In short, in order to avoid as much as possible the risk of contagion in nursery schools and nurseries , a series of safety and hygiene measures must be carried out that we summarize here:
- The creation of stable groups of coexistence also known as bubble groups with an average that does not exceed 20 students, which will have a teaching staff.e.
- During the Covid-19 pandemic, if one of the children tests positive, their coexistence group is also isolated for 14 days.
- It will not be necessary for students to wear a mask.
- Different schedules and routes of entry and exit to the center will be enabled.
- Parents will not enter their children's classroom.
- Thorough and frequent hand washing should be carried out on both students and teachers. In addition, teachers must use hydroalcoholic gel and wear a mask.
- In case the child has any symptoms, parents are advised not to take him to the nursery.
- It is recommended that the workers and teachers of the center wear their hair up and avoid the use of bracelets, pendants and rings.
Finally, we recall that the center must make available to workers all the information about the coronavirus and exceptional protocols , as well as raising awareness so that, in case of suspicion, they communicate it as soon as possible and know how to act.
Don't forget, l Younger children do not wear masks… Let us increase the security and ventilation measures in the classrooms.
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