Niseko Kid’s Club Response to COVID-19

Safeguarding and taking care of others is at the very heart of what we do and who we are. The health, safety and well-being of our children, families and staff in attendance at Niseko Kid’s Club is always our top priority.

What is Niseko Kids Club doing to reduce the risk of Covid-19? 

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have undertaken a range of additional infection prevention measures outside of our already exemplary hygiene and safety practices regarding cleaning of toys, equipment, bathrooms, change rooms and our food handling. These include:

Daily Screening

  • Designated screening area in the center’s entry. Staff member working this station will wear personal protective equipment
  • All health screening information will be documented on a daily staff/visitor log or a child’s personal log record.
    • Questions – Have you had a cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fever, or contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 30 days?
      • If someone has had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 they are not permitted to return until 14 days from the last contact with the confirmed case. 
  • Hand sanitizing required upon entry
  • Temperature taken three times to ensure no fever
    • If someone has had a fever with either a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat they are not permitted to be in the center until they are symptom-free for 72 hours.
  • All staff and youth will undergo health education 
    • Conscious of high-risk populations 
    • Consistent hand washing 
    • Sick stay home 
    • Social distancing protects others 
    • ​Masks protect others 
  • Parents or staff not affiliated with care will NOT be permitted in the childcare space.

Routine Cleaning

  • Cleaning is done several times daily throughout the center in the areas of use  
  • Cleaning logs are filled out by staff daily to ensure all areas are covered 

There are 2 different cleaning solutions that we use: 

Laundry is done daily for cleaning towels, sleeping materials, and other items as needed

Sanitization

  • Anyone who enters the childcare center is required to use hand sanitizer as they enter to be screened for the day
  • Staff and children wash hands/use hand sanitizer every two hours to maintain a healthy clean space for us to use

How You as a Parent Can Help

  • If your child has signs and symptoms of illness, especially a fever of 37.8 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,keep them home. 
  • If someone in your household has come in close contact with an individual who is suspected of having COVID-19 or has a confirmed case of COVID-19, keep your child home.
  • As much as possible, have the same adult drop-off, and pick-up each day, to reduce the number of adults who come in contact with the staff.
  • Plan for drop-off and pick-up to take more time than it usually does to allow for screening for illness and for staff to escort your child to the door at the end of the day.
  • Provide us with any changes to your contact information or your child’s medical information (e.g. allergies)