Family Centre COVID-19 Safety Information

Family Centre COVID-19 Safety Information

As the Government of Bermuda’s mask mandate changes come into effect on April 1st, 2022, we have amended Family Centre’s client, guest, and staff protocols in further alignment with the announced changes.

Here are key highlights:

  1. Though the Government has removed indoor mask wearing in most venues, we will continue the indoor mask wearing requirement through the end of April 2022. This will be reviewed again near month-end when we will assess the current situation, on Island.
  2. We will no longer take and record temperatures. However, programme delivery may require this additional protocol as a health and safety precaution.
  3. Family Centre staff are required to antigen test twice weekly for your safety.

 

For some persons, these and future protocols might be experienced as stressful while others might appreciate the capacity for more freedom of personal choice. As an organization, we join with other entities who strongly encourage mask wearing and other safety measures for the most vulnerable and at risk persons, and for those whose personal choice is to continue wearing a mask in all venues.

Our goal is to remain vigilant and to be guided by government guidelines and all Covid-19 protocols. We look forward to moving beyond the pandemic, albeit with caution, as we continue this journey together.

Before visiting Family Centre, please become familiar with our COVID-19 Safety protocols.

 

Client/Guest Protocol (as of May 1, 2022)

Clients/Guests are required to follow these protocols:

  1. Ring the doorbell for entry into the Family Centre building.
  2. Indoor mask wearing is generally required in the Family Centre building.
  3. Clients and guests may unmask indoors with the staff member they are meeting, other than for eating and drinking, when standing or sitting at a minimum of six (6) feet apart from them, with windows open for fresh air circulation.
  4. Outdoor mask wearing is not required on Family Centre premises, but can be worn outdoors by personal choice.
  5. Use antibacterial soap to wash your hands or hand sanitizer immediately upon entering the building and frequently while in the building.
  6. Maintain physical distance (2 metres/6 ft) from the person you are meeting and other guests to the building unless they are part of the same household.
  7. Refrain from dropping young people off for an extended period before appointment time. Similarly, older youth, adult clients, and guests should not arrive to spend extended time in Reception.
  8. Be prepared to possibly wait in your vehicle or outside of the building in order to ensure we can maintain the appropriate physical distancing, until you are notified that you may enter the building for your appointment.
  9. Limit the number of persons arriving with you to the persons who are in your actual appointment.
  10. Promptly exit the building once the appointment is finished.

 

For your safety, Family Centre staff will ensure that:

  1. The staff person promptly meets you to eliminate extended waiting time in Reception.
  2. Air purifiers consistently run in Reception and both large meeting rooms to support healthy air quality.
  3. When possible, windows will be opened to allow fresh air ventilation.
  4. Family Centre staff maintain a twice-weekly antigen testing programme.

 

Maintenance, Contractor & Delivery Protocol (as of May 1, 2022)

Maintenance/Delivery Personnel and Contractors are required to follow these protocols:

  1. Ring the doorbell for entry into the Family Centre building.
  2. Indoor mask wearing is generally required in the FC building.
  3. Maintenance/Delivery personnel and Contractors may unmask indoors with the staff member they are meeting when standing or sitting at a minimum of six (6) feet apart from them, with windows open for fresh air circulation.
  4. Use antibacterial soap or hand sanitizer immediately upon entering the building and frequently if in the building for an extended period.
  5. Maintain physical distance (2 metres/6 ft) from the person you are meeting and other guests to the building unless they are in your household/group.

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