What cleaning and hygiene arrangements do you have in place to reduce risk?

From the evidence that we have we know that in childcare settings it is important to prevent the spread of coronavirus from direct transmission (for instance, when in close contact with those sneezing and coughing) and indirect transmission (via touching contaminated surfaces). We will employ a range of approaches and actions to do this. Through implementing a hierarchy of controls, we will create an inherently safer system, where the risk of transmission of infection is substantially reduced. These measures include:
• minimising contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend nursery
• cleaning hands more often than usual – wash hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with running water and soap and dry them thoroughly
• ensuring good respiratory hygiene – promote the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach
• cleaning frequently touched surfaces often using standard products, such as detergents and bleach
• minimising contact and mixing by altering, as much as possible, the environment (such as room layout) and timetables (such as mealtimes and outings)