COVID-19: return to regular classes at day camps this summer

COVID-19: retour aux groupes réguliers dans les camps de jour cet été

Less than 24 hours after the announcement by Quebec of a financial aid of$ 11 Million to support day camps this summer, public health authorities change course and allow finally the return to regular classes this summer.

“Given the evolution of the pandemic and also knowledge related to the transmission of the COVID-19, we believe that it is possible to return to the ratios of supervision regular”, one can read in a message transmitted by the ministry of Health and Social Services to the Association québécoise du loisir municipal a little earlier on Wednesday.

“This flexibility should also provide more latitude to municipalities in the context of a shortage of animators,” says-t-on.

The official announcement should be made by press release in the coming hours, said. The distance of two meters between the children, however, should always be maintained.

In normal times, the day camps can accommodate up to 15 children per group, under the supervision of a monitor.

Because of the pandemic, the government Legault announced on may 21 that the groups would be reduced to a maximum of 10 children per monitor, which would have required the hiring of hundreds of additional monitors.

Several municipalities had also announced in recent days that the number of places available in their summer day camps would be reduced this summer, as a result of these constraints.

Quebec also announced Tuesday the granting of financial assistance of $ 11 million in the camps private to enable them to assume various expenses related to the implementation of health measures this summer, including the hiring of additional staff.

More details to come…

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