The purpose of this page is to give you an overview of how the Afty will operate when the children return. Please note that information and guidelines change regularly, so everything is subject to change at short notice at the moment.
We will cover all of this information with the children upon their return and at the right times (obviously, with more age-appropriate language!) so they know the new procedures and rules; we will keep things simple and not overwhelm them with information. We know they may be apprehensive about returning, so we will do our best to help settle any nerves.
Getting to the Afty
Afty staff will collect children in P1 to P3 from their classrooms just before the bell. This means they will be escorted safely to the club hall without having to go with their teacher and class out into the playground where it can often be busy and noisy.
We trust children in P4 to P7 with the responsibility of walking to the club hall themselves once they have been dismissed by their teacher. We provide all the teachers with our weekly register, so they know when children attend throughout the week.
Children should come straight to the Afty, and not go outside into the playground first. We will speak with the children in P4 to P7 in class with their teachers to ensure everyone knows the procedure.
In line with the latest recommendations, children have to stay in groups of up to 33 when they are at the club (indoors and outdoors) where possible and not mix with children in other groups.
Children in P1 to P4 will be in Group 1, and children from P5 to P7 will be in Group 2. The club hall and school playground will be split in two so there are designated areas for each group. We will alternate the side of the playground that each group uses on a weekly basis so that the children have an equal opportunity to enjoy the different types of playground equipment and spaces.