Re-opening for summer camps: Health and safety guidelines

At Discover Coding, the health and safety of our students and instructors is always our top priority — which is why we are excited to offer in-person summer camps that follow new guidelines.

The Alberta government allowed for day camps to re-open as part of stage one of the province’s relaunch strategy, with specific guidelines in place to ensure the health and safety of all children, instructors and their families.

Our 2020 summer camps will operate under the following health guidelines:

Student and instructor health checks

  • Students and instructors must stay home if they feel ill or exhibit any symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, difficulty breathing, etc.)
  • Parents must check their child’s health and complete the required screening questionnaire each morning
  • In the event a child does not satisfy these health checks, the child must stay at home for the safety of everyone at camp
  • Instructors ask students to check their health each morning and actively symptom screen students
  • Every instructor checks their health prior to coming to work each day

Masks and facial coverings

  • All instructors must wear masks
  • Students are encouraged to wear masks (this is highly recommended)

Physical distancing of individual children and class groups

  • Class sizes are kept at 5-9 students and 1-2 instructors
  • Students are stationed at computers 2 metres apart
  • Each student stays at their own computer station for the week
  • All activities are adapted to have physical distancing between students
  • Students eat lunch outside, if the weather permits

Drop-off and pick-up etiquette

  • Each student should have one designated parent to drop-off and pick-up (where possible)
  • The number of people in entry areas is limited
  • Students are to pack up and be ready to go prior to 4 p.m.
  • Parents are to go directly to the classroom and leave immediately after

Enhanced hand-washing protocols

  • Students must wash their hands prior to entering class
  • Students and instructors are encouraged to wash their hands frequently and follow respiratory hygiene
  • Hand washing is required before and after any snack break and after bathroom breaks
  • Students are to bring their own hand sanitizer

Frequent cleaning of equipment and surfaces

  • High-touch and used surfaces, computers, technology, equipment and washrooms are cleaned regularly and thoroughly
  • Students are responsible for wiping their station with provided disinfectant wipes

We are committed to following Alberta Health Services guidelines to provide students with a fun and safe learning environment. We look forward to seeing you this summer, in person or virtually!

To learn more about our programs or to register, check out our program guide.

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