Information on security measures related to COVID-19 Science Camp

In light of developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we would like to inform you of the measures taken by our camp to keep staff and participants safe.

Measurement guide 2021 edition

On June 21, 2021, the Quebec Ministry of Education informed the ACQ that day camps will be authorized in summer 2021, in accordance with the measures prescribed by the ACQ and the CNESST.

  • Wearing the procedural mask is mandatory for employees when physical distancing cannot be respected (indoor and outdoor).
  • No face covering for young people.
  • Note that since June 17, the 1 m measurement between participants in the same bubble group has been abolished. However, a physical distance of 1 m must be maintained between the different bubble groups.
  • The distance of 2 meters between children and all staff (even the group leader) must be respected at all times.
  • A distance of 2 meters must be maintained between employees, participants and suppliers who are not part of the same bubble.
  • Two groups can form a stable duo while keeping a distance of 2 meters at all times between the groups. The duo should be the same for the summer or the week (stable over time).
  • In day care, the same instructions apply. There is therefore a possibility of bringing together participants from different groups while maintaining the physical distance of 2 meters at all times for all.

However, we are constantly evaluating the situation and we are working in collaboration with the Association des camps du Québec (ACQ) in order to put in place best practices and, if necessary, we will also refer to the public health authorities in order to rigorously follow the recommended protocols.

Rest assured that should necessary changes to our existing healthcare procedures be required, we will be quick to implement them. In this sense, the ACQ has already sent us a series of additional preventive modalities and procedures to be put in place before, during and after camp stays. All the stages of the course of the participants and groups of participants were considered.

Looking forward to welcoming you, we hope you found this information useful. Do not hesitate to contact us campscientifique2021@profaqua.ca if you have any further questions or would like more details on the nature of the preventive measures and actions put in place.

The four main directives of the General Directorate of Public Health (DGSP) and the ACQ:

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The activities carried out must ensure a space of 1 meter between participants 16 years of age and under and 2 meters between staff and participants who do not reside under the same roof.

 

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2. Outdoor activities

Favor outdoor sites for the programming of activities and limit the use of indoor premises in inclement weather, respecting the maximum number of participants per room to respect physical distancing.

 

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3. Limitation of physical contact

Minimize direct and indirect contacts between individuals, in particular by scheduling activities and games that limit the sharing of non-disinfected material between participants (balls, balls, pencils, brushes, scissors, helmets, disguises, etc.).

 

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4. Hygiene measures

Strictly apply and enforce sanitary rules including cleaning and disinfection of premises and equipment, furnishings and sanitary facilities and individual hygiene routines, including hand washing of participants and staff.

 

Instructor / child ratios for the day camp in terms of deconfinement:

Our team will make every effort to accommodate in a safe and pleasant manner a maximum number of children according to the health guidelines in force.

In order to ensure compliance with the standards established by public health, the monitor / child ratio will be reduced to correspond to the following numbers:

  • For 4-5 year olds: 1 instructor for 8 children
  • For 6-year-olds: 1 instructor for 10 children or 1 assistant instructor and 1 instructor for 20 children
  • For 7 to 8 year olds: 1 instructor for 12 children or 1 assistant instructor and 1 instructor for 24 children
  • For 9 to 12 year olds: 1 instructor for 15 children or 1 assistant instructor and 1 instructor for 24 children

 

Update from the Directorate General of Public Health (DGSP) and the ACQ: July 12, 2021

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