Peep - Learning Together Programme

Family guidance for outdoor Peep sessions

We are delighted to return to offering face-to-face outdoor Peep sessions. There is strong evidence that outdoor environments can limit transmission of Covid.

To ensure everyone's safety, current guidance has been used in planning our groups. We would ask that you follow safety measures throughout your session.

Peep Leaders will:

  • Follow the household guidance for all of our face to face groups.
  • Use cones to mark safe 1m distancing within the outdoor space.
  • Risk assess and ensure the area is litter free before the group.
  • Participate in routine asymptomatic testing, using lateral flow devices (LFD) for home testing twice weekly.
  • Set up a hand sanitation station ahead of session – hand Sanitiser, antibacterial wipes, tissues & nappy sacks. 
  • Encourage participants to sanitise hands on arrival, during the session, after coughing, sneezing, wiping nose and touching nose/mouth then again at the end of the session.
  • Wear a face covering any time that 1m distancing isn't possible. Although children under 5 years do not need to social distance, adults attending the group must wear face coverings when a 1 meter distance isn't possible.
  • Where available, offer resources for the session that will be washed after use, then stored in a zip sealed bag for 72 hours before reuse.
  • In the event of extreme weather, e.g. heavy rain, high winds or weather warnings, your Peep leader will contact you at least an hour before the session to advise cancellation and will offer a virtual session.

We urge families to:

  • Sanitise hands on arrival, during the session, after coughing, sneezing, wiping nose and touching nose/mouth, then again at the end of the session.
  • Wear a face coverings any time that 1m distancing isn't possible. Although children under 5 years do not need to social distance adults attending the group must were face coverings when a 1meter distance isn't possible.
  • Dress for our Scottish weather. Wearing warm layers, waterproofs, suitable footwear, sun screen and head coverings to protect yourself and your child from the elements.
  • Bring something cosy/waterproof to sit on, should you wish to sit on the ground – a carrier bag or bin liner provides a good waterproof base with a towel/blanket/sweater inside or on top for example. 
  • Refrain from bringing toys or snacks from home to Peep whilst we are unable to share resources.

Staying vigilant and responding to Covid 19 symptoms

We ask you to be vigilant for the symptoms of Covid-19:

  • New continuous cough
  • Fever/high temperature
  • Loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste (anosmia).

All staff, parents and carers are advised that anyone with these symptoms should not attend or should return home. They should also follow test and protect procedures.

We hope that you enjoy returning to Peep, reconnecting with other children and families, and spending special uninterrupted moments having fun, singing and learning together with your child.

If you have any questions or need more information, please do not hesitate to contact your Peep leader.

The Peep Team