We are cognisant that we need to be prepared for the opening of our services over the coming months. While we await guidelines from HSE/DCYA/Tusla in terms of what will be expected from childcare providers when we re-open, we have to start planning ourselves for what our new reality will be when our services re-open and we are looking towards practices which have been put in place internationally in countries where childcare services have already re-opened. Any amended or new regulations put in place will be included in this document when they are made available to us.
This document has been created using the Return to Work Safely Protocol which is designed to support employers and employees to put measures in place that will prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace. The protocol incorporates current advice about measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in the community issued by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).
The Covid-19 situation is constantly evolving and this policy should be treated as a live, working document which will be updated on an ongoing basis to ensure we are up to date with the latest public health advice and to ensure we identify and implement suitable control measures to mitigate the risk of Covid-19 in the work place.
The document and related policies will be altered to suit the requirements of each individual service. Any recommendations or regulations that are put in place by the relevant bodies will be strictly adhered to, as they always are in all of our services.