Developing Full Potential through Play & Learning
Updated 22nd May 2020
Please see below for Play Learn Bloom's COVIDSafe Plan so that you can make informed decisions for the well-being of your family.
Please do not attend sessions if you or your child is unwell. We require you to cancel your appointment if:
1. If you or your children have fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat or flu-like symptoms.
2. If you have been in close contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case or
3. If you or close family member is in quarantine after returning from inter-state hot spots or overseas
Play Learn Bloom will also cancel clinic sessions if Natalie becomes unwell or if someone in her family does, or if her children’s school becomes quarantined.
If you are concerned I understand your need to self-isolate and there are no cancellation fees, please just let me know with as much notice as possible. Telehealth sessions may be able to be offered if clinically appropriate.
Adherence to social distancing:
4 square metres per person indoors: Our treatment room is more than 16sqm, allowing for 4 people to be in the clinic room at one time. This allows us to cater for a child, their parent and the therapist and one sibling without concern for the social distancing rule.
Social distancing will be maintained between adults within the clinic. We will maintain social distancing with the children as often as appropriate, however as we know children do not always understand this, and at times manual handling may be required in sessions. If lots of assistance is required, the parents may be asked to assist the child.
We will not be doing High-Fives, handshakes and hugs as greetings or encouragement
Client sessions will also be spaced by 15minutes to allow for minimal contact between clients and to allow for adequate cleaning.
Infection Control & Cleaning:
Please know that your health and safety is our highest priority. However, please acknowledge there is a risk in attending a clinic that multiple people visit. As we continue to uphold our high clinical and sanitation standards by following our infection control policy, know that we engage in the following practices at Play Learn Bloom:
Completion of the Australia Government Dept of Health Infection Control Training - COVID 19
Disinfecting and wiping down surfaces between appointments
Cleaning equipment and toys after use
Providing hand sanitizer and handwashing stations, we will be encouraging hand washing with soap and water on entry
Regularly cleaning high touch areas, such as door handles
Please note PPE will not be worn during sessions, but therapists will engage in increased handwashing/santizing before, during and after session.
We are committed to supporting public health authorities so if we have confirmed cases in our premises, we will be alerting public health authorities and taking responsible steps.
Client attendance records are kept as part of the clinics standard documentation procedure, those who attend with the child will be documented in the electronic record along with their attendance. This is kept on a secure elecronic database as outlined in our privacy statement. No client details will be released without expressed permission of the clients representative.
If you have any concerns, would like something wiped down, or would like to discuss how we are proactively dealing with the outbreak please just ask. Your health and well-being is our main priority.