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Daycare centres re-open

Lyna Mohamad

Some 26 of 45 daycare centres registered with the Community Development Department (JAPEM) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) re-opened yesterday, according to a statement. As of January 15, 235 children were registered with these daycare centres.

JAPEM said the re-opening of these centres means working parents have a place for their young children while they are at work. The centres are required to adhere to standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Ministry of Health (MoH) and JAPEM.

Among the guidelines are: the children’s parents must be fully vaccinated and show green or yellow code on the BruHealth app; weekly antigen rapid test (ART) for children, parents and daycare staff; no entry for people showing flu-like symptoms; daycare centres must be well ventilated and equipped with air purifiers; and the use of face masks, shields, gloves and aprons for all staff.

Only children aged two and above are eligible for daycare centres.

They are required to wear face masks, practise social distancing, avoid physical contact, have their body temperature check and ensure cleanliness of the premises.

No group activities are allowed and the daycare centres are requested to break up the day into morning and afternoon sessions or specific days of the week.

Detailed guidelines are available at the MCYS website, or by calling Talian Anak 121.