A message from Ben
Thank you for all your support and feedback during this difficult time. I hope we have done all we can to keep you and your children happy and safe.
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Tuesday 23rd June that mentioned wraparound care being able to restart over the Summer, the Department for Education (DfE) released some updated guidance that evening (23rd) which we have reviewed.
This guidance has been updated and now states that the Government hopes to amend the regulations before the 4th July (subject to Parliamentary process and also must be confirmed based on further scientific advice).
The safety of the children and staff remains our overriding priority, we have liaised closely with Hathern CE Primary School to identify key protective measures and guidance in anticipation of these updated regulations. We’re following all appropriate government guidance available for schools and childcare settings to ensure we run a safe camp that still enables children to have an amazing summer.This summer we will only be offering extended hours bookings (08:30-15:30) in order to maintain consistent child groups and allow drop-off and pick-up to be managed safely.
Also, when you book with us this Summer, if we’re unable to operate our camps you will be entitled to a 100% refund.
Hanford Sports: How are we preparing to provide a safe and secure environment for your child?
As a company Hanford Sports is continually monitoring the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 in the UK. We want to reassure you that Hanford Sports internal risk assessments are ongoing and include monitoring the guidance of the Department for Education (DfE), Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS. Our priority will remain the welfare of our children, staff team and the wider community. We are therefore taking the necessary precautions and putting in place some additional measures to ensure the safe running of our camps:
As always we will continue to follow stringent hygiene practices. To assist us with this we encourage you to ensure your child is aware of the importance of this and the basic practices of the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ campaign. We are following DfE and PHE guidance to ensure that any staff, parents and children who are demonstrating any symptoms or having been exposed to the virus do not attend our Summer Camp. We have increased our staff awareness around health and hygiene practices and our internal policy regarding COVID-19. We will also be supplying increased amounts of hand wash, hand sanitiser and tissues. We are will ensure a strict handover process surrounding the cleanliness of each Pod venue. In the event of any of our children showing any signs of COVID-19 we will immediately follow our COVID19 Riska Assessment.
In the run up to our Summer Camp we would ask that if you or anyone in your household are demonstrating Covid 19 symptoms or have been exposed to the virus you contact us immediately to discuss your booking. In the event that we are forced to close due to the Coronavirus outbreak we will inform all parents immediately by email with as much notice as possible. In the event of a cancellation beyond our control we reserve the right to review and amend our cancellation policy.
Hanford Sports: Our Staff:
5 steps to working safely
1. COVID-19 risk assessment
2. Cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedure
3. Help people to work from home
4. Maintain 2m social distancing, where possible
5. transmission risk identification
Hanford Sports: Our Children
We know that, unlike older children and adults, early years and primary age children cannot be expected to remain 2 metres apart from each other and staff. Whilst the safety measures above will be in place exceptions within a Pod may occur.
We will be limiting Pod sizes to 15 and do everything in our power to ensure friendship circles within each Pod. Each Pod will consist of a cohort of upto 15 children and 2 staff. Our first measure will be to group children via age group (e.g POD A: EYFS and KS1 and POD B: KS2)
Hanford Sports: When open
Keep cohorts together where possible and:
We will ensure that children and young people are in the same small groups at all times each day, and different groups are not mixed during the day, or on subsequent days. Pods will be limited to upto 15 children. Children may enter a Pod at any time during the week but once assigned to a Pod will remain in it for that week. We will ensure that the same staff are assigned to each group and, as far as possible, these stay the same during the day and on subsequent days, recognising for our Summer Camp setting there will be some subject specialist rotation of staff. We will ensure that wherever possible children and young people use the same base area throughout the day, with a thorough cleaning of the rooms at the end of the day.
Hanford Sports: Cleaning and hygiene:
ensure that sufficient handwashing facilities are available. Where a sink is not nearby, provide hand sanitiser in classrooms and other learning environments. clean surfaces that children and young people are touching, such as equipment, books, desks, chairs, doors, sinks, toilets, light switches, bannisters, more regularly than normal
Ensure that all adults and children;
frequently wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and dry thoroughly. clean their hands on arrival at the setting, before and after eating, and after sneezing or coughing are encouraged not to touch their mouth, eyes and nose use a tissue or elbow to cough or sneeze and use bins for tissue waste (‘catch it, bin it, kill it’) ensure that help is available for children and young people who have trouble cleaning their hands independently consider how to encourage young children to learn and practise these habits through games, songs and repetition ensure that bins for tissues are emptied throughout the day where possible, all spaces should be well ventilated using natural ventilation (opening windows) or ventilation units prop doors open only if they are not fire doors, and where it is safe to do so (bearing in mind fire safety and safeguarding), to limit use of door handles and aid ventilation there is no need for anything other than normal personal hygiene and washing of clothes following a day in an educational or childcare setting. Reduce mixing within childcare setting by:
accessing rooms directly from outside where possible one-way circulation to move through school where spaces are accessed by corridors staggering breaks to ensure limited number of children in one place at any time staggering lunch breaks - children and young people should clean their hands beforehand and enter in the groups they are already in, groups will be kept apart as much as possible and tables will be cleaned between each group. ensuring that toilets do not become crowded by limiting the number of children or young people who use the toilet facilities at one time. noting that some children and young people will need additional support to follow these measures
Hanford Sports: Use of outside space;
ensure that equipment is appropriately cleaned between groups of children and young people using it, and that multiple groups do not use it simultaneously.
Hanford Sports: Reduce the use of shared equipment:
limited amount of shared equipment Shared materials and surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected more frequently equipment can properly cleaned between cohorts
If a child, young person or staff member has symptoms compatible with coronavirus (COVID-19), or someone in their household does, they should not attend their Summer Camp. If they develop symptoms while attending camp, they will be sent home.
Social isolation, reduced exercise and bereavement may affect children’s wellbeing in this period. Resources to promote and support children and young people’s mental wellbeing are available at www.gov.uk
Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Hanford Sports maintain up-to-date and ongoing Risk Assessments.
HANFORD SPORTS HALF TERM CAMPS 2020/21 Managing Risk General Safety Measures Document. Compilation of Risk Assessments Key Points.
OCTOBER HALF TERM INFO
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