Tower Road Christian Preschool pre opening information
Most of you will be aware that we did not need to open at Alert Level 3 as parents were happy not to send their children, and we understand your concerns.
During this time we have been busy preparing for level 2 to arrive so we can reopen our premises for our tamariki and staff, and we look forward to welcoming you in person very soon.
We also wanted to provide some reassurance that our service is as safe a place as we can make it for tamariki to be (and safe for our staff too).
We are closely following the public health measures that have been put in place. These were set by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education to minimise spread in the unlikely event that someone in our community is confirmed with COVID-19.
This means our health and safety plan is updated, our cleaning programme fully aligns with Health guidance, hands are being washed frequently and tamariki have their own food containers and where possible we are increasing the distance between tamariki such as eating at the table. We are also closely monitoring staff and tamariki for any signs of illness.
Just to remind you also that COVID-19 is not an illness that impacts heavily on tamariki and young people. An article by Dr Gary Payinda in the NZ Herald highlights this:
- The young are less likely to get infected, less likely to get seriously ill, and less likely to spread the infection to others
- When kids are affected, the illness is almost always mild. Luckily, unlike flu or many other infectious diseases, tamariki with Covid-19 are not super-spreaders
- Covid's not measles or chickenpox, it doesn't hang in the air for hours waiting to infect passersby. It travels on invisible drops of spit. You don't have to cross the street to avoid anyone. Just avoid getting in their 'moist breath' zone
- Making hand hygiene a habit is important
You will also be interested to know there have been no confirmed instances of a person with COVID-19 who did not go on to develop symptoms, and thereby being capable of spreading the virus. (In other words, there are no confirmed unknown carriers) For more information on how COVID-19 is spread go to the Ministry of Health website.
This Monday 11th the Prime Minister will announce if or when we move to level 2. In anticipation we are planning to be open on Monday 18th May. We will contact you early next week to confirm your plans for your children's attendance.