Daycare Centres Operating Illegally Outside Of The COVID-19 Guidelines

Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 23, 2020 (ZIZ News): It has been two weeks since the reopening of schools and early childhood establishments in the federation. But before they were able to reopen they had to ensure that the Covid-19 protocols stipulated by the government were in place.

In a telephone interview with ZIZ news, Divisional Commander for District A, Superintendent Cromwell Henry revealed that there were still some early childhood establishments that were operating outside of the Covid-19 guidelines.

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He said some of the issues observed by the task force at the early childhood unit included a lack of social distancing in classrooms.

Superintendent Henry added that the task force will allow the owners to fix minor issues but in other cases where there are major violations the establishment will not be allowed to operate until they rectify the issues.

He said that early childhood establishments should not be allowed to operate unless they are issued a certificate by the early childhood unit task force.

Superintendent Henry noted that parents can also play a role in ensuring these establishments follow the guidelines by bringing violations observed to the owners and if they are not rectified they can then make a report to the early childhood unit.

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