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Covid Safety Measures at Parties

As lockdown restrictions are easing, it means our children's parties in Cornwall and Devon are able to resume. From 12th April, we are allowed to host supervised children's activities indoors for up to 15 people (this number includes the entertainer, the birthday child, plus all of the adults and children in attendance).

Even though restrictions are easing, we are still very much aware how important the message Hands Face Space is, particularly with groups of people being in one room, so we have devised the following safety measures we have in place to keep everyone as safe as we can.

  • No more than 10 children in attendance for indoor parties. Any outdoor parties can be up to 15 children- supervised for the full party by the entertainer.

  • Indoor parties cannot be held at someone's home and must be booked at a village hall or alternative venue to ensure the most amount of space available.

  • Your entertainer will ensure to clean their hands on arrival, and sanitise hands during and at the end of the party.

  • Your entertainer will follow the 2 metre rule (where possible) from party guests (e.g. no hugs, minimal contact) and will mark off an area for them to reinforce this. They will also remind children to stay away from and not touch others throughout the party;

  • Your entertainer will bring sanitiser spray and a clean cloth to ensure that any surfaces used by them are cleaned thoroughly before and after use- the party organiser, not the entertainer, is responsible for cleaning the toilets, dinner table, door handles and other surfaces at the party venue.

  • Where possible, occupied room windows should be open, the door to the outside should remain open too if possible. This helps with air flow.

  • Your entertainer will sit all children down facing forward, at a minimum of 1 metre apart, at the start of the party to outline the child-friendly rules for health to follow at the party;

  • Your entertainer will remind/encourage children to wash hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds at the following times: on arrival; before and after eating any party food; at the end of the party;

  • Children must use the toilets/bathrooms one at a time to avoid crowding;

  • To reduce the spread of germs when someone coughs or sneezes, children are asked to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue (or sleeve (not your hands) if there is no tissue) and throw the tissue in a bin immediately, then wash hands;

  • Games and activities will be adapted to avoid passing around objects amongst children and prevent contact between party guests.

  • No face painting, however, glitter tattoos will be allowed on arms and hands. For this, the entertainer will wear a mask.

  • Prizes will be handed directly to the winner of a game by the entertainer- children can no longer look through box to choose their prize.

  • Any balloon models made will be named and given directly to the child at the end of the party to avoid sharing;

  • Music will be played at a quieter level to make sure everyone does not need to use raised voices to communicate;

  • To minimise contact between people, we insist that only one parent drops off and picks up their child/children;

  • The party organiser, not the entertainer, will be responsible for ensuring contact details of party guests are collected and held to meet NHS Test & Trace guidelines.

  • Apart from the birthday child's adults, parents/guardians of the guests are kindly asked not to stay at the party to limit the amount of people present. If this is not possible, adults must stay at least 2 metres away from all attendees.

  • Your entertainer will be very happy to have photos with the birthday child and their guests, one at a time, but will avoid having a group photo. We will follow the guidelines which state that adults in particular, should avoid close face to face contact and minimise time spent within 1 metre of others.

  • In the case of a local/nationwide lock down, there are 3 options that we offer:

    • You can cancel your booking, however, we will return your deposit;

    • You are able to postpone the party, to be held on an alternative date (subject to availability);

    • You can have a 20-minute Virtual Party (using Zoom) and invite all of your original guests to join at no additional charge on top of your booking.

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