With the updated Provincial COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines, our Medical Health Officer from Fraser Health has indicated that the following activities can return to pre-pandemic practices:
In addition to food provided by established food services (caterers, school cafeterias, etc.) schools can now allow food-related activities such as:
- Staff potlucks
- In class treats
- Classroom related food activity (baking muffins, etc.)
- Any other activity where food is prepared by volunteers for members of a specific group (e.g. PAC hot dog lunch for students).
Food Safety practices should continue to be followed, which includes:
- Hand washing before and after preparing food
- Using tongs or serving utensils to dispense food; avoid using hands
- Ensuring that food is transported to protect from contamination
- Avoid crowding while dispensing food.
Grad, dances and year-end celebrations
If only staff, students and necessary volunteers are in attendance, there is not a specific capacity limit (expected to change April 8, 2022). Follow Surrey Schools’ Communicable Disease Plan for general control measures.
Events with spectators
Should not exceed 50% capacity and proof of vaccination should not be implemented. This is expected to change April 8, 2022.
Local overnight trips and camps
Follow BCCDC information on Camps. International travel for professional development or school sporting events is not permitted at this time.
Volunteers and visitors in classrooms
There are no restrictions for volunteers and visitors to classrooms. Schools can return to routine sign in/sign out practices. Schools do not need to keep a list of the date, names and contact information of visitors for communicable disease prevention purposes.Leave a reply