RISE Japanの新型コロナ対策/RISE Japan’s COVID measures ニュース(共通)


先般は、当スクール関係者のコロナウイルス感染者の連絡により、休校になりましたこと、大変ご迷惑をおかけしました。お子様をお預かりする施設(幼稚園・保育園・習い事)により短縮・分散・縮小など様々な対応がある中、RISEでは十分な期間を開け通常化することを選択致しました。

再開に際し、RISEとしてのコロナ対策については色々と検討し、過度の対応は子ども達にとってマイナスの影響があることを懸念しております。

例えば、「お友だちにさわらないでね」と1年間言われて育つことは発達面に心配が出ます。泣いている子どもには「大丈夫だよ」と言って私たちは抱っこします。一生を通して大切な社会感情面が最も育つ幼児期でもあり、必要なことは適宜行うことをご理解くださいますようお願い申し上げます。

感染リスクを軽視することなく、ご協力を得ながら適切と思われる対策はしっかりと行い、RISEに通っていらっしゃるお子さんにとって、大切な時間を過ごせるよう尽力してまいります。その上で、最終判断は皆様にお願いする形で進めてまいりますので、どうぞご理解、ご協力のほどよろしくお願い致します。

<保護者の皆様へのお願い>

  • 保護者のご判断による参加
    • 専門家からは「対策を講じても誰もが感染する可能性はある」「子どもの重症化はまれ」「持病がある、妊婦さん・乳児の兄弟がいる、高齢者と同居の方々はリスクが高まる」「自粛に伴う子どもへの弊害が懸念」などが指摘されています。
    • 通園意義や衛生観念はご家庭によって大きく異なると思います。集団活動のメリット・デメリットを踏まえて最終ご判断くださいますようお願いいたします。
  • 体調管理と保守的な対応
    • お子様だけでなく、保護者の皆様も風邪症状(のどの痛みだけ、咳だけ、発熱)など少しでも体調の変化がございましたら、登園を控え様子を見てください
    • 陽性または濃厚接触者と診断された場合は、速やかにご連絡をお願いします。
  • 検温のサポート
    • スクール到着時に体温をお知らせいただきます。(コドモンにて)忘れた場合についてはRISEでの検温となります。
    • 37.5℃以上ある場合は参加を見合わせて頂きます。登園前検温にて事前の確認をお忘れなくお願い致します。
  • 送迎時の受入れと引き渡しについて
    • 混雑、密集を避けて行います
    • クラス終了後の講師からの説明は当面の間控えさせていただきます。(必要な方はお声掛けください。)
  • 子どものマスク着用について
    • Pre以下の生徒さんについてはマスク不要と考えています(日本小児医会の見解「2歳未満はむしろ危険」を援用)
    • Kinder以上は保護者希望による着用とします。熱中症リスクもありますので、無理をなさらないでください(屋外など状況を見てはずすよう促す場合もあります)

<スクールの対応>

  • 講師・スタッフの体調管理
    • 検温実施。風邪症状(のどの痛み、咳、発熱)など体調異変を感じたら欠席。
    • オンライン会議などの活用
  • 基本的な感染予防策:①手洗い、②シールドマスク着用(外遊びの際は感染リスクを軽減する為、マスク着用)、③高頻度で接触する部位や備品の消毒、④定期換気
  • 三密回避策
    • 政府推奨の「三要素が重ならない」については、「定期換気」による密閉回避を主な対策とします。
    • 密集・密接は距離を取り、接触活動後は手洗いを促します。一方、完全なソーシャル・ディスタンス(2m維持など)は不可能であることをご理解ください。
    • スクール活動で必要な接触(おむつ交換、泣く子の抱っこなど)は行います。
    • 社会・感情面で必要な対応は行います(友達との接点、食事中のお話など)
    • 他のリスク(熱中症、防犯など)とのバランスを見ながら対応します。
  • その他の対応
    • 国・都からの要請等状況が変化した場合は、素早く適切な対応を行います。
    • スクール内で感染がわかった場合は速やかにご連絡いたします。
    • 第二波・三波の可能性もあり、長期的(1~2年以上)に持続可能な対応が必要と考えます。今回のウィルス感染力はあまりに強く、対策を尽くしても誰もが感染する可能性があります。RISEでは、感染者が差別されない社会を築くことが、子どもたちの未来に大変重要なことと認識しており、そうでありたいと思います。

 

We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the recent closure of our school due to a report of COVID infection in our school. While there are various measures that can be taken, such as shortening, decentralizing, or reducing the length of the program in childcare facilities (kindergarten, nursery school, or after-school activities), RISE chose to close the program for a sufficient period of time so  we can establish a sustainable approach to keep our school community safe while maintaining a sense of normality during these times.

We would like to assure everyone that we are doing all the necessary measures to deal with COVID. We are staying proactive in our approach as we are concerned that overreacting could have a negative impact on the students.

For example, if a child is brought up for a year being told, “Don’t touch your friends,” there will be developmental concerns. When a child is crying, we hold them in our arms and tell them, “It’s okay”. Please understand that this is the time of childhood when children develop the social-emotional skills that will be vital for them throughout their lives, and so we want to do all the necessary practices that will nurture the student’s emotional and social wellbeing.

We do not take the risk of infection lightly, we would like to ask for everyone’s understanding to our approach and cooperation at this time, so that the time spent by your child at RISE will be a safe and happy one. However,  we understand that people will have differing outlooks about the pandemic and so ultimately we would like to leave the final decision to the parents to decide what would be best for you and your child’s safety in dealing with COVID.

<Request to all parents and guardians>

・Participation at the discretion of parents and guardians

Experts have pointed out that “everyone is at the risk of infection even if countermeasures are taken,” that “serious illness in children is rare,” that “people with pre-existing conditions, pregnant women, infant siblings, and those living with the elderly are at increased risk,” and that “there is concern about the harmful effects on children that will result from self-restraint.”

The significance of attending preschool and the concept of hygiene may vary greatly from family to family. Please make your final decision based on your own assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of group activities.

・Taking care of your health and a conservative approach

If you notice any change in the condition of not only your child, but you yourselves as well, such as a cold (sore throat, cough, fever, etc.), please refrain from coming to school and monitor the progress.

Please contact us immediately if you are tested positive or became close contact.

・Support for temperature checks

Please tell us your child’s temperature when arriving at school (using Codmon).

If you forget, we will check their temperature at RISE.

Please refrain from participating with temperatures of 37.5℃ or over.

Please do not forget to check your temperature in advance before coming to school.

・Acceptance and handover at pick-up and drop-off

We aim to avoid crowding and close contact spaces.

For the time being please refrain from receiving a feedback from the teacher after class. (Please let us know if you would like to talk.)

・Mask wearing by children

We believe that masks are not necessary for students under the age of Pre-Kindergarten (based on the Japanese Pediatric Association’s statement that “They lead to increased risk for children under 2 years old”).

For Kindergarten and above, masks will be worn at the request of parents. There is a risk of heat stroke, so please consider whether this is necessary. (We may ask the children to take off their masks outdoors).

<School Countermeasure>

・Health management by instructors and staff

Carry out temperature checks. Additionally, if any symptoms of a cold (sore throat, cough, fever, etc.), do not attend school.

Utilization of online meetings.

・Basic infection prevention

(1) Hand washing, (2) wearing a shield mask (wear a mask when playing outside to reduce the risk of infection), (3) disinfection of areas and equipment that we use frequently, and (4) regular ventilation.

・Countermeasures for the “Three C’s”

Given the government recommendation that the “three elements should not overlap”, the main measure is to avoid closed spaces is “regular ventilation”.

For crowded places and close contact, where we should keep a distance, hand washing will be encouraged after contact activities. On the other hand, please understand that perfect social distance (e.g. maintaining 2m) is impossible.

Necessary contact shall take place during school activities (changing diapers, holding a crying child, etc.) .

We will also provide for necessary social and emotional support (contact with friends, talking during meals, etc.)

We shall balance our approach with a consideration of other risks (heat stroke, crime prevention, etc.).

・Other support

If the situation changes, and we receive a request from the national or metropolitan government, we will respond quickly and appropriately.

If an infection comes to light in the school, we will contact you as soon as possible.

There is a possibility of a second or third wave, so we believe that a sustainable response may be necessary for the long term (1-2 years or more).

This virus is extremely infectious and we believe that anyone can be infected, even if all countermeasures are taken.

At RISE, we believe that building a society where infected people are not discriminated against is very important for the future of our children, and we sincerely hope we can help bring that about.

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