We have implemented a number of measures in kindergartens to limit infection. The green, red and yellow traffic light system shows which infection control measures apply to the different levels at the kindergarten. The infection situation in Norway determines which level applies. If the infection situation changes, the kindergarten staff will change their procedures.
It is safe for children to go to kindergarten
We will continue to safeguard children’s needs for physical care and ensure that they all feel safe, have a sense of belonging and enjoy kindergarten. We will focus in the time ahead on ensuring expedient infection control. The following are particularly important:
• No one must go to kindergarten if they are ill.
• Hand-washing and ensuring that children learn good hand-washing techniques.
• Ensuring good cleaning procedures in the kindergarten.
What will the daily routine at kindergarten be like?
The kindergarten will function as normal, but the kindergarten staff will avoid shaking hands and hugging other adults.
Whole kindergarten groups can be together, and all children can attend the kindergarten fulltime. The outdoor area will be divided into zones to keep the different groups apart. One permanent member of staff will be assigned to each group. The kindergarten staff will avoid shaking hands and hugging other adults.
The children will be divided into small groups. The kindergarten may have shorter opening hours, and it may be necessary for parents to bring their children to the kindergarten at different times. We will keep a good distance from groups that we don’t cooperate with. The outdoor area will be divided into zones to keep the different groups apart, and the children will spend a lot of time outdoors. The kindergarten staff will avoid shaking hands and hugging other adults.
Do not bring any toys from home
Children must not bring their own toys from home. You can bring a cuddly toy that helps your child to fall asleep. However, it is more important than ever that this toy is not shared with other children at the kindergarten.
Contact the kindergarten if you have any questions.