Coronavirus – News
Published on 3 March 2020
The pop e poppa group takes the coronavirus situation very seriously. Our main goal remains to guarantee a high quality of care.
The pop e poppa institutions apply all the precautionary measures and instructions of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH, and monitor and update them on an ongoing basis:
- Wash hands thoroughly and frequently with soap and water or disinfect (sufficient stocks are available and will be replenished on 9 March)
- Avoid shaking hands
- Application of hand disinfectants in the entrance area of all day care centres. A poster invites parents and visitors to make it compulsory to disinfect their hands when entering and leaving the childcare facility.
- Coughing and sneezing in handkerchiefs or, if this is not possible, in the crook of the elbow. The handkerchief must be disposed of in a closed container after each use.
- Children wash their hands – with the help of their parents – when entering the living area.
- The towels near the sink are made of paper or disposable towel.
- No participation in public events.
Of course, all quality and hygiene standards will continue to be carefully applied, such as cooking and washing of fruits and vegetables, cleaning and disinfecting our institutions etc
- pop e poppa requires parents and persons dealing with our institutions (e.g. providers) to follow the instructions of the FOPH. In the event of a suspected infection, they must inform the management and will not be allowed access to the facility. A declarationmust be signed by all persons who have dealings with the institution, including visits.
- In view of the greater responsibilities resulting from their professional activity, pop e poppa collaborators are formally requested not to visit the risk areas listed by the FOPH (currently: China, including Hong Kong and Macao, Iran, Philippines, Italy: link). If they have been in a risk zone in the last 2 weeks and/or if they have to go there urgently (urgent family reasons, etc.), they are obliged to inform their management and the COO concerned, who will take the necessary measures in consultation with the cantonal health authorities. A breach of this obligation to inform is a serious misconduct and can have corresponding consequences.
- Parents should contact their Kita managers directly if they have any questions or refer to the list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) at www.popepoppa.ch (french and german)
- If an employee shows symptoms (fever, cough), he or she will contact his or her doctor immediately and will be obliged to inform the management, which will take the necessary measures in consultation with the cantonal authorities.
- In the event of a coronavirus diagnosis at the family home, parents, employees, external workers, etc. must immediately inform the management so that they can take measures in favour of the children or employees. These measures will be taken in consultation with the cantonal authorities .
- Continuous information of parents, employees and partners about preventive measures will be set up by a crisis unit in case such a case occurs in an institution