Covid19 Guidelines and Compliance

23 May 2020
Covid19 Compliance

CityKidz has followed all the guidelines and steps communicated by the Department of Education and the relevant Health Authority. We spared no expense to make sure our environment is COVID-19 compliant.


  • Learners will enter through the Pick-up Zone entrance.
  • Learners will be scanned by staff members on duty. This will include checking if the learner has any visible symptoms of Covid - 19, taking of the learner’s temperature, cleaning of hands with sanitiser and checking that the learner’s face mask is properly fitted.
  • School will begin at 07:30. (Screening and register will be taken from 7h30 - 8h00)
  • Parents / drivers will only be allowed to drop children off, without getting out of the vehicle, parents / drivers must be wearing a mask.
  • Parents / drivers/ visitors may not enter the school grounds/buildings to minimize the number of people on the school property.
  • Social distancing measures must be followed. Distances will be marked with paint, tape or chalk (from the Pick -up zone and around the school). 
  • Learners will follow the directions to their classroom in an orderly manner - maintaining at least a 1.5 m distance.
  • Staff will be on duty to maintain order. 
  • School will start at 08:00 and end at 13:30.
  • Learners must be dropped off in time and learners MUST BE FETCHED AT 13:30 - no learner will be allowed to wait for transport after school.
  • NO STAFF are available from 13h30.
  • There is NO Pickup Zone facility available during this time. 
  • There will be NO aftercare for the foreseeable future.
  • Parents need to understand that they and their children will not be allowed to gather in groups at any time or place, whether inside the school grounds or on the verges / pavements outside the school. Social distancing MUST always apply.


  • Learners must wear a clean uniform each day.
  • Learners may bring their own lunch e.g. “grab-and-go” packed lunch and a water bottle to school in a disposable container or order from the tuckshop.
  • Learners must bring their own stationery and books. No-one may lend or borrow any items.
  • Learners will be briefed on all protocols to follow at school. 
  • Learners will be briefed about the emotional effects of COVID-19.
  • Learners will have access to sanitizers which are erected in strategic places around the school.
  • Learners will have access to bottles of sanitizers in every class. 
  • Appropriate signage and posters will be displayed throughout the school.
  • Teachers will teach and encourage positive self-talk. Refer any child that needs specialised services. The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) offers free remote counselling (SADAG helpline 0800567567 or send a SMS to 31393).

ACTION TO BE TAKEN when a learner appears ill or displays symptoms associated with COVID-19:

  • The learner will be isolated and kept separate from other learners and staff until they can be assessed by a health professional.
  • The learner will be provided with a face mask if they don’t already have one on.
  • The learner will be treated with courtesy, kindness and understanding.
  • At no stage will these concerns be highlighted, so as to avoid any form of stigmatization.
  • The parents or guardians of the learner will be informed immediately.
  • The school will contact the NICD toll- free emergency hotline for COVID-19 (0800 029 999) or the provincial officials whose details are listed in DBE Circular 1 0f 2020.
  • The school will be advised on any further actions to be taken.