With daily changes and increased cases of
COVID 19 in our province we have updated our COVID-19 Safety Plan
With daily changes and increased cases of COVID 19 in our province we have made the following changes to our COVID 19 Safety Plan as recommended by our Provincial Health Officers and Worksafe BC.
All our staff and those who enter our facilities are:
Required to wear a (non-medical) mask when present with other staff members, clients and client families (with a few exceptions that require masks to be removed for better communication, children under six). Children in class or groups will be encouraged to wear masks during activities that do not allow social distancing
Practice good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.
Complete a Covid-19 Self Assessment before entering any of our centres or driving a client in vehicle.
If they develop symptoms part way through a session, they know to leave immediately and inform management and families.
Access into SB premise will be limited to staff and children. We request that children wait in vehicle with parents until their BI comes out to meet you.
If parents wish to speak to administrator or management, please call the office for an appointment. Front door only access for parent appointments at Seymour Centre
Only when absolutely necessary and by appointment are there in-person meetings. Social Butterflies Activities and Learning Ltd. staff are doing the vast majority of parent meetings virtually. Masks must be worn by all adults and children over six upon entering our facilities unless there are extenuating circumstances that prohibit it.
The few staff members who transport children are asked to limit the amount of time they spend in cars with client. Vehicles are to be cleaned and sanitized before and after child is transported. Hand washing or hand sanitizer to be used before and after transporting. Children are to sit in the back-passenger seat. Staff are asked to avoid using the recirculated air option for the car’s ventilation, and instead use the car’s vents and/or a partially opened windows to bring in fresh air from outside.
As a reminder, the BCCDC states that children who have one or more of the following symptoms should stay home and be monitored for a minimum of 24 hours: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. If anyone has two or more of the symptoms it is recommended that they seek medical advice (see a doctor, call 811 or get tested).
All of Social Butterflies Activities and Learning Ltd.’s in-person sites require daily screening (assessing and reporting illness, symptoms and family contact) and are limiting site capacity. Our sites require masks and physical distancing (of 6 feet or more) whenever possible. Our staff are trying to keep our groups as small as possible, and separated whenever possible (with smaller groups working in different rooms). We are promoting extra hand hygiene (washing and sanitizing), and have limited the use of shared equipment and/or are cleaning and disinfecting between uses. Commonly used areas are also being cleaned and sanitized daily.
We encourage families to follow the guidelines from Public Health and isolate as directed (usually 14 days). If anyone in the household has had contact with anyone with symptoms, or anyone deemed “high risk” by Public Health, they are asked to isolate for 14 days from the day of contact as well. Public Health decides the risk level and will dictate the appropriate response given the level of contact and risks. Currently, their guidelines appear to target “high risk exposures” which result from group activities, as well as frequent and/or close encounters with others where mask use and hand hygiene are below recommended levels.
Social Butterflies Activities and Learning Ltd. is diligently monitoring what is happening in the community and is taking measures to update protocol as things develop for the protection of everyone involved with the organization. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office by phone 778-470-1005 or email.
Our COVID 19 Safety Plan, follows recommendations made by our Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafeBC.
IIP and Groups
IIP follows the same protocol as Kamloops Christian School. Groups for the school age children follow the same protocol as IIP but with sanitization of room, surfaces and toys between sessions.