By Nour El-Miligi
We can imagine how fun it must have been for you to be spending more time with your cute kids, playing around indoors and doing all that coloring together. But if your little ones are super active and are getting sick of being cooped up indoors, we have delightful news for you; nurseries in Egypt are allowed to open doors again on the 1st of July! They will, of course, be following a series of strict precautionary measures to ensure children’s safety.
Through a phone interview with Minister of Social Solidarity, Nevine El-Kabbaj, on the TV show “Hatha Al Sabah”, a set of rules and regulations were addressed. Nurseries are to be working only four days a week, from Sundays to Wednesdays until 3 o’clock. Moreover, surfaces, furniture, and the surrounding environment are to be frequently sanitized while the staff should be wearing face masks and gloves the entire working day.
As for kids, face masks would do more harm than good and that’s why they’re not asked to be wearing any. Staff will be subjected to training about guidance regulations regarding how to deal with the situation amid the coronavirus outbreak, alongside kids who will be trained as well on how to keep themselves sanitized and protected.
Nurseries are to expect sudden inspections to be carried out ensuring that precautionary instructions are being followed and a hotline will be set up to report any emergency cases. The situation will be monitored for a while and if there are suspicions about any threats to children’s safety, the decision will be reviewed.