COVID-19

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GENERAL HYGIENE PROTOCOL

We ask everyone to apply increased hygiene measures:

  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds;
  • Cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow;
  • Use paper tissues and dispose of them immediately after use, and;
  • Avoid shaking hands with others;
  • Not to touch your face.

 

  • From Monday 8th February it is necessary to do your own health check as stated on the RIVM website, before bringing your child to Villa Bloom. https://www.rivm.nl/documenten/gezondheidscheck.
  • Antibacterial hand sanitizeris available at all entrances and in all care, communal and office spaces. Soap and paper towels are available in all care spaces and sanitary facilities, and teachers and children follow the regular hand washing guideline with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • All members of staff and parents wear masks during drop-off and pick-up;
  • All members of staff and parents wear masks during drop-off and pick-up;
  • Children are informed and reminded of the hygiene protocol by the professionals, and posters are placed at the locations as a friendly reminder;
  • Additional thorough environmental cleaning of all (frequently touched) surfaces including indoor and outdoor play equipment, beyond our standard routine cleaning, has been implemented in-house and by our cleaning company. Daily sanitizing of groups and locations will continue by our cleaning company.
  • We are minimizing the grouping of children from different groups in one space as much as possible and staff is asked not to enter the care space of other groups without significant reason.
  • We will continue to maintain high quality hygiene in the kitchens and with preparation of food across service areas;
  • Location management will contact the local health authorities (GGD)immediately for guidance if there is a reported case of COVID-19 in any location.

 

1.5 METERS DISTANCING

At Villa Bloom, we follow the directives of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) and the Government of the Netherlands. This means that a distance of 1.5 meters must always be maintained between adults. The following specific measures with regards to social distancing are in force at the locations.

  • Children do not need to maintain a distance of 1.5 meters between themselves;
  • Employees do not need to maintain a distance of 1.5 meters between themselves and children up to the age of 12 years.
  • A distance of 1.5 meters must always be maintained between employees and between parents/guardians and employees.

 

VILLA BLOOM LOCATION

What Covid-19 rules apply at Villa Bloom?

We have taken the necessary increased hygiene measurements as informed by RIVM (detailed overview above) For the latest COVID-19 guidelines we refer you to the National Government website where the latest information is shared (https://www.rivm.nl/en/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/children-and-covid-19)

You can find here more about the following topics:

  • Rules when children have (cold) symptoms
  • Rules for children who have been abroad
  • Rules for parents who have been abroad

 

My child has health symptoms (sneezing, sore throat, nose cold, light cough, light fever up to 38 degrees) Am I allowed to bring my child to daycare?

No, you are not allowed to bring your child to daycare. In case the symptoms get worse, please get in touch with your GP via telephone. We kindly ask you to take the necessary precautions with good care.

 

What if my child is only having a runny nose?

We follow the RIVM decision tree. Despite the fact that children with a runny nose are allowed to go to Villa Bloom we would appreciate if you do not bring your child with a runny nose to Villa Bloom in this situation. We ask you this because we try to prevent our professionals from getting cold and not being able to come to work. Stable faces are important for the stability in the group but could be a challenge if many of our professionals have to be tested on covid-19 because they are showing symptoms. In the upcoming period we will be more flexible in regards to the exchange credit if you report your child sick, please find in the question below.

 

What happens if I report my child sick?

In the next few weeks we are more flexible in regards to the exchange credit, please report your child sick 24hrs before the official day care day by telephone or email to info@villabloom.nl.

 

How does Villa Bloom deal with contact moments such as pick up & drop off?

We ask that you keep the drop-off and pick-up times short and that they are done by a maximum of one adult. If possible, without other children. To make sure the drop-off and pick-up times run smoothly and safely, we will work with walking routes (not applicable for location Thomsonlaan, at this location parents don’t enter the location. Pick-up and drop off takes place at the entrance). We also kindly ask you to always wear a face mask during pick up & drop off.

 

What happens if a child or professional tested positive with Covid-19?

Villa Bloom will contact our contactperson from the GGD and will inform parents and professionals about the step-by-step guidelines from the GGD.

Please note that, in line with the privacy regulations, no data of the infected person will be provided to third parties. Reference is made in all communications to ‘a parent’, ‘a child’ or ‘a member of staff’.

 

What are the rules if a family/household member tests positive for Covid-19?

The rest of the family is quarantined and immediately tested. Even if they have no complaints. The quarantine last 10 days. That is calculated from the moment that they have been close to the person with corona for the last time. They can have themselves tested again after 5 days. If this test is negative, they can be taken out of quarantine.

https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/algemene-coronaregels/thuisquarantaine/quarantaine-gezinnen-met-kinderen

 

COMMUNICATION

Despite the restrictions of the current circumstances, we find it important to remain in communication with you. Therefore we encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or information to share via phone or e-mail. We will keep you updated on a monthly basis via our newsletters.

The daily update about the child’s day at Villa Bloom will be provided through Flex kids as per usual.