SOP: Post-Lockdown COVID-19 Safety Guidance for Early Childhood Centres
Ensuring a COVID-19-safe-environment for Early Intervention Centres, Childcare Centres and Kindergartens
This COVID-19 hygiene and safety guidance is written to guide early childhood centres to take precautionary measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 disease in the community when the centres reopen for operation as instructed by relevant government authorities. This guideline is written for the context in early childhood centres such as early intervention centres, childcare centres, kindergartens. However, it may also apply to other centres that provide services to children, and schools. This guideline was written by the National Early Childhood Intervention Council, Malaysia, which comprises 26 non-governmental organisations involved in early childhood intervention. This is a ‘living’ document and will be revised as we understand more about the epidemic. It will also be made available in Malay and Chinese.
It is important that early childhood centres take hygiene and safe physical distancing measures seriously as the whole of Malaysia, and worldwide, is fighting a long battle - estimated to be at least another year or two. As members of the community, everyone plays an important role to continue good hygiene practices and safe physical distancing to keep the COVID-19 in control, with or without an enforced Movement Control Order (MCO) or some form of lockdown.
The preventive measures recommended in this document are likely to require adjustments to the school and class schedule, for example shorter school hours and learning time to accommodate time for cleaning and staggering use of common areas.
Full document can be downloaded here (ENG), (CHINESE), (Tamil), (BM)