How are we Covid safe?

Your child’s safety and security is paramount at all times.

Following advice from Public Health England and the Department for Education, we’ve worked hard to adapt our workshops and holiday courses to meet the latest government guidelines whilst maintaining all the benefits of our safe, confidence-building and nurturing environment; with evermore focus on their wellbeing and developing social skills. 

While there will be changes in the way we do things, what won’t change is the energy and enthusiasm from our practitioners, our innovative workshop material and the performance skills that your child will develop at every ShowKids encounter.

Below are some of the measures we’ve put in place to keep your child safe:

After-school workshops:

  • New maximum class sizes will be set with reference to government guidelines. 
  • Workshop start times will be staggered to allow time for us to sanitise surfaces between sessions and to avoid a crossover of children arriving and leaving. 
  • Registration will take place at the start of each workshop on the venue door, without the need for parents to enter the building or congregate in the foyer. 
  • Children will be asked to use hand sanitiser before entering the space. 
  • Hand sanitiser will be available at all times.
  • When entering or leaving the room, children will be at the required social distance, guided by the practitioners.
  • Parents will be asked to take their child’s belongings home during workshops. 
  • All of our activities have been adapted so that no contact or direct hand-holding will take place. 
  • End-of-term showcases will be streamed live online or pre-recorded to allow friends and family to still watch their child’s performance work.
  • Practitioners will wear a mask, gloves and an apron when administering any first aid.
  • All of our ShowKids Lead Practitioners have up to date paediatric first aid training and qualifications.

Holiday courses:

  • New maximum course sizes will be set with reference to government guidelines.
  • Reduced hours, with one start and end time for all children.
  • ‘Meet and greet’ will take place at the start of the holiday course on the venue door, without the need for parents to enter the building or congregate in the foyer. 
  • Children will be asked to use hand sanitiser before entering the space. 
  • Surfaces including door handles, props and tables will be regularly wiped down. 
  • All of our activities have been adapted so that no contact or direct hand-holding will take place. 
  • Holiday showcases will be streamed live online or pre-recorded to allow friends and family to still watch their child’s performance work.
  • Children will be reminded not to share food or drink and will be asked to wash their hands before and after they eat.
  • Children will be reminded not to share food or drink with anyone and will be asked to wash their hands before and after they eat.
  • All costumes and props will be quarantined prior to being used and wiped before and after use. 
  • Hand washing will take place at regular intervals.  
  • Children will be asked to bring with them their own pencil case with crayons for the arts and crafts activities. 
  • Children will be assigned their own personal space to keep their belongings. 
  • In line with the new guidance practitioners will wear a mask, gloves and an apron when administering any first aid.
  • All of our ShowKids Lead Practitioners have up to date paediatric first aid training and qualifications.

 

All of our venues will be regularly cleaned but we’ll also sanitise surfaces between workshops and during a holiday course. 

You can feel confident knowing our workshops and holiday courses are as safe as we can possibly make them.