New Guidelines and Protocols from September 2020
Aug 24, 2020 by Downsyndromecentre
Please remember these measures are in force for the protection of your health and safety.
Protocol on entering the Centre
Do not attend for an appointment if you
- Have symptoms of cough, fever, high temperature, sore throat
- breathlessness or flu like symptoms now or in the past 14 days
- Have been diagnosed with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection in the last 14 days
- Have been in close contact of a person who is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days (i.e. less than 2m for more than 15 minutes accumulative in 1 day)
- Have been advised by a doctor to self-isolate at this time
- Have been advised by a doctor to cocoon at this time
A sign indicating the above will be placed on the front door and if you enter you are confirming that you DO NOT fall under any of the above categories.
Please sanitise hands on entering building and adhere to hand washing guidelines when using bathrooms.
Temperature testing for all will be required on entry
We would ask that 2M social distancing is maintained whilst in the building at ALL times
There should be no congregating in reception, carpark or other areas in centre.
Only one person permitted at reception desk at any one time.
Family room is used purely as a short waiting area and not for social visits or feeding times, and we would ask that you adhere to social distancing regulations of 2m.
Please note that unfortunately the kitchen facilities will not be open for use, but please feel free to bring in your own take-away coffees, where Cabinteely has a selection of choice on offer.
We would ask all parents to provide and wear their own face masks on entering building, if you forget one on the day you will be able to purchase one at reception at a cost of €2
We would ask that siblings where avoidable are not brought to sessions.
All costs for sessions to be made by contactless payment , unless circumstances do not allow
Please note Appointment times may vary to allow time for cleaning and disinfecting between sessions. Due to the above we would ask you to arrive on time as we will not be in a position to extend session for late arrivals.
We would ask that only one adult attends appointment with a child.
During sessions parents will be requested to maintain a 2m distance from the therapist at all times, under current guidelines the Therapist is permitted closer proximity to the child as healthcare is an essential service. Therapists will maintain hygiene etiquette at all times and be wearing relevant PPE during each session.
We really appreciate your co-operation and thank you for your understanding during this period.