COVID-19 Risk Assessment

Messy Monkey Makers Covid-19 Risk Assessment

Date: 16th September 2020 

Review Date: 29th October 2020 or after any changes to current guidance or legislation

Assessment completed by Kerry Marsay (Business Owner)

HazardWho might be harmed?ControlsFurther action needed to control the riskAction OwnerWhen is the action needed by
1. People not maintaining the government guidelines of social distancingParents
Guardians
Carers 
Children
Other members of the public and hall users.
Use of a one-way system into and out of the building using floor markings/signage,
Regulate entry so that the premises do not become overcrowded,
Hall numbers calculated on the size of the hall and the social distancing area available,
Play areas set to 2m+ apart and no interaction with any other adults or children during the class,
One toilet designated by the hall for use of one family bubble at a time,
Social Distancing WILL NOT BE required in an emergency e.g. medical emergency or fire evacuation.
Put in place arrangements to monitor and supervise to make sure social distancing rules are followed,
Provide signage to communicate what they need to do to maintain social distancing.
Kerry MarsayPrior to classes starting & ongoing
2. Getting or spreading coronavirus by not cleaning surfaces, equipment.Parents
Guardians
Carers
Children
Other members of the public and hall users.
Frequent cleaning of touch points within the hall using anti-bacterial products,
Cleaning and disinfecting of resources used in the class between each session,
Reduce the need for people to move around as far as possible to reduce the potential spread of any contamination through touched surfaces,
Cleaning regimes in place to clean between each user, 
The cleaning and disinfecting of the surface areas, floor, tables before leaving,
The hall staff will clean the designated toilet and reception area once Messy Monkey Makers has finished.
Continued replenishment of cleaning products to ensure sufficient quantities are available during each session.Kerry Marsay,
Popley Fields
Prior to class starting, after each class and ongoing
3. Transmission between parents and children through the use of equipment and resources.Parents
Guardians
Carers
Children 
Individual play areas set to the 2m+ regulations and no interaction with any other attendees,
Provide individual equipment or resources and these will be cleaned and disinfected between sessions,
Reduce the need for people to move around as far as possible to reduce the potential spread of any contamination.
Put in place arrangements to monitor and supervise,
Provide signage to communicate what they need to do to maintain social distancing.
Kerry MarsayOngoing
4. COVID-19 waste being exposed to environment.Parents
Guardians
Carers
Children
Other members of the public and hall users.
All waste to be disposed of into lidded bins within the hall (Lidded bins supplied by venue),
To promote the catch it, bin it, kill it approach,
Lids to remain on bins at all times.
Tied up bin bags to be removed from hall and disposed of out in the main car park bin area which is then disposed of by local council.Kerry Marsay,
Popley Fields
During and after each class
5. Respiratory Etiquette and Ventilation.
Transmission of COVID-19
Parents
Guardians
Carers
Children
All adults to wear a face covering when entering the premises, and during the classes,
Maximise natural air ventilation by keeping doors and windows open.
If a face covering is not worn due to health reasons, evidence of this will be required prior to the class commencing and the ‘family group’ will be placed next to the nearest ventilation point.Kerry Marsay,
Popley Fields
Prior to classes starting and ongoing
6. Getting or spreading coronavirus by not washing hands or not washing them adequatelyParents
Guardians
Carers
Children
Water, soap and drying facilities at 3 x wash stations – attendees will be given the opportunity to regularly wash their hands,
Hand sanitiser provided at the entry/exit point of the hall for the occasions when people can’t wash their hands and to be used when entering/egressing the hall.
Signs up to remind people to wash their hands,
Replenish hand washing/sanitising facilities to ensure that they remain well stocked.
Kerry Marsay,
Popley Fields
Prior to classes starting and ongoing
7. Symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival to class, or during the class.Parents
Guardians
Carers
Children
Other members of the public and hall users.
Clinically and extremely vulnerable individuals are asked not to attend,
Anyone with symptoms within an attendee’s household does not attend,
Temperature of all parents and children attending class to be taken upon arrival (non-contact thermometer to be used),  
Move the person to a safe contained area, obtain contact details and inform the hall,
Track and trace details to be obtained on signing up to the class.
Those with a high temperature (or persistent/continuous cough) will be asked to leave,
Inform all attendees and ask to leave.
Kerry MarsayPrior to classes starting and ongoing