Covid 19 Information June 2020

SOTW June 2020 – Covid 19 Guidelines for Summer Camps and Classes 


We will be following all guidelines advised by NPHET and published by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) and the HSE. 


Covid Officer: 

Every Camp / Class will have a designated Covid officer. They will ensure all necessary hygiene and other guidelines are adhered to in relation to Covid-19. If any staff member or child at camp is displaying symptoms, they will follow our procedure to ensure the safe isolation of the individual until it is possible for them to go home. A mask will be provided on site for any person who is displaying symptoms. Those potentially affected will be advised to phone their GP and follow their GP's medical guidance. SOTW will complete an incident report and comply with any HSE contact tracing requests.


New Camp  / Class Activities:

SOTW has a completely new program for 2020. Our daily schedule has been adapted to ensure distancing and hygiene guidelines. 


Reduced Camps and Classes Capacity: 


The number of children permitted at each of our venues will be reduced to achieve the best social distancing practices amid the Covid-19 pandemic. We are runnin a lesser number of Summer Camps / classes to ensure that each one is extremely well managed. 


Reduced group sizes: 

Children will be in smaller groups, and they will remain with this group for the duration of camp. Groups will not inter-mix with other groups. 


Hand Hygiene and Sanitisation: 

We will provide a hand sanitizing station which children/staff will have easy access to. We will request that everyone also bring their own supply of hygiene products including hand sanitizer for their own personal use. Children will be supervised on toilet breaks to ensure that proper hand hygiene is being followed. Toilets and other hot spots such as door handles will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day.


Contactless drop off/collection: 

We will implement a staggered drop off and collection. We aim for this to be carried out in a contactless format. Drop off times e.g.- 9:30 / 9.45am for 10:00am start and Collection times - 1:00 / 1:15pm. This is to protect parents, children, and staff (when the venue layout allows). You must stick to your allocated arrival time.

Parental Access: 

Parents/guardians are not permitted to enter the Summer Camp / Class venue unannounced at any time during the camp / class. If they must return to the venue during the day, they must first phone Suzanne to arrange this.Tel ; 0861504455


Personal Belongings: We will require all personal belongings to be labelled, including water bottles, lunch boxes and bags.

Any parent, child or staff member who is displaying symptoms of Covid-19 prior to camp or outside of camp hours should not attend camp. 

In conclusion, we are fully aware that this has been a challenging and a confusing period for everyone and that getting life back to some form of normality is of huge benefit to us all. We believe that we at Stars of the West Dance and Performance School Summer Camps and classes can play a strong role in returning children to this normality. Extra practices for health and safety are now necessary to keep us all safe and well, but we aim to integrate these practices into the fun, engaging and exciting experience that we will continue to deliver at our summer camps and weekly classes.

We would like to thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding.

Suzanne and the SOTW Team

Please Note; All Covid Certificates of Training / Garda Vetting of our staff are available for Inspection 

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