What we’re doing to continue to keep everyone safe
As we continue towards the planned wider re-opening of our schools services and programmes. We are continually assessing and preparing guidelines, then training our staff, for how we will operate in a safe and hygienic way.
|Areas to Consider||Suggested Practice|
|Uniform||More uniform has been made available to staff to ensure cleanliness of garments.|
|Facemasks||All staff will have reusable LSC facemasks.|
|Washing your hands||Staff will wash their hands several times a day, as well as using hand sanitizer throughout the day. Children will be washing their hands before and after every lesson/session. Hand sanitiser should be readily available for pupils to use throughout the day. This is in addition to regular handwashing.|
|Keeping equipment clean||LSC will plan to use less equipment. Once equipment is used the LSC staff member will clean all equipment with an antibacterial cleaning product before the next bubble uses it. This will be planned for within the timetable.|
|Equipment cannot be shared||This means no equipment that travels or is passed from one child to another can be used (balls, rackets, sticks etc). Have a place where the child’s equipment can stay isolated, and only be touched/returned by the child (label it if you have the same group). This equipment becomes ‘theirs’ and theirs alone whilst they are participating in the session. Bibs or bands will not be used during sessions/lessons.|
|Clothing||Attending a school/venue with the clothing intended for activity will limit the need to use a changing area. If a changing area is used, this should be cleaned after every lesson/session. Social distancing measures still apply and marking out areas which cannot be used will help to manage the area effectively.|
|Signage||Have signs up in physical spaces reminding students to stay apart and to wash their hands.|
|Keeping the currently advised distance apart||Be creative with equipment to keep children apart. Instead of sitting children down when coaching. We will get the children to stand on a spot, hoop or next to a cone.|
|Risk Assessments||Each school/venue is different and will need specific consideration, this will be covered in the updated site risk assessments.|
|Social distancing||The latest guidance for social distancing needs to be applied at all times. This includes pick up and drop off, when walking through the venue, as well as during their lessons/sessions.|
|Cleaning||Continue rigorous cleaning procedures throughout each day of delivery. Staﬀ will carry out regular cleaning of high-contact touch points throughout the premises.|
|Lunches and snacks||Lunches and snacks to be brought in plastic bags to be disposed of at the end of the day.|
|Group Sizes (bubbles)||Group sizes should adhere to government guidance and be reduced to a level where social distancing rules can be applied. No more than 15 children per bubble.|
|Coaching and teaching outside||All practical sessions should be outside. If the pupils must participate indoors then a contingency plan needs to be clear. For example, decreasing the number of children taking part.|
|Timetable||All LSC staff must be flexible when it comes to their timetable. The school should liaise with the LSC staff member about any changes.|
|Limit Contact||LSC staff will follow new social distancing lesson plans to limit contact. Contact sports and competitive matches will not be played at any point.|
|Risk assessments||LSC will complete up to date risk assessments of each venue/site used.|
|COVID-19 Illness||If anyone becomes unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature, they must be sent home and advised to follow the COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection guidance.|
|Mental Health with children||The coronavirus outbreak may have caused significant mental health or wellbeing difficulties for some children. It is important that all LSC coaches take this into consideration when planning and delivering their activities. For example, the coach will focus on helping the children’s confidence, anxiety, safety and more. The children will also have a time to reflect and discuss how they are feeling before and after the lesson. We are producing a mental health and well-being programme which will be available to all schools in the new academic year.|
In communication to parents & carers, we’re considering…
|Communications||Use technology to communicate with parents and carers digitally where possible|
|Symptoms||Tell children, young people, parents, carers or any visitors, such as suppliers, not to enter your setting if they are displaying any symptoms of coronavirus|
|Public Transport||Encourage parents to avoid using public transport to get to your setting. Ideally, they should walk or cycle where possible or use a private vehicle (provided they are only travelling with those from within their household)|
|Pick up & drop off||When allocating drop off and collection times to parents, avoid scheduling these during peak hours for public transport, this will be particularly important as more people return to work and school. Tell parents and young people their allocated drop off and collection times and the process for doing so, including protocols for minimising adult to adult contact. Avoid the need for parents and carers to wait, but where they have to, consider whether physical distancing markings could be used and make clear they cannot gather at entrance gates or doors|
Additional staff training and advice
All staff are included in company wide conference calls, to discuss changes. Our management teams are in contact individually with staff to discuss both welbeing as well as making sure any relevant new training is completed.
Travel: No staff will be using public transport to travel to schools. If a member of staff is unable to drive or walk to their school, then they can ride a bike.
Ride 2 work Scheme: We at LSC believe in healthy living and we want to implement this with our staff. Therefore, we are getting involved with the Ride 2 Work Scheme. We want to reduce environmental pollution and encourage healthier lifestyles. https://www.bike2workscheme.co.uk/employer
Limit travel: All our coaches will limit their travel and we will decrease the number of schools they attend each week.