For the Latest Information of the COVID-19 Precautions, please check “Knock Knock Infectious Disease Prevention Terms of Operation as of May 2022 / ENGLISH“
The following precaution guidelines were announced in December 2021.
In Setagaya Ward in Tokyo, the number of new cases of COVID-19 infection is significantly decreasing after the middle of September 2021. Based on that trend, Knock Knock English and Preschool announce updated precautions. Please read through the following details. (We are mitigating/changing the precautions announced in “Knock Knock Infectious Disease Prevention Terms of Operation as of September 2021 / ENGLISH“.)
In case that the number of people infected considerably increases, the number of infected young children increases, classes close or schools begin revising schedules, we might need to make the precaution stricter.
We also keep observing the new variant “Omicron” closely to prevent the spread and we kindly ask for your continuous cooperation.
- Precautions for All Schools
- Infectious Disease Control Guidelines for Knock Knock Preschool
- Infectious Disease Control Guidelines for Knock Knock English
Precautions for All Schools
– All Staff: Required to wear non-woven masks
All school staff are required to wear non-woven masks.
– Guardians: Required to wear masks
All guardians are required to wear masks.
– While Commuting (with guardians or by school buses): Required to wear masks
All students are required to wear masks while commuting.
– All Staff and Students: Required to check temperature and wash hands
The temperature of all staff and students are measured and they are required to wash their hands upon entering all schools.
Classrooms are regularly disinfected several times a day in places that are frequently touched by students and teachers, including but not limited to toys, books, and handrails. The inside of the shuttle buses is also disinfected in between every student that uses it.
In order to keep the teaching spaces ventilated with fresh air, doors or windows are kept open during hours of use.
– Vaccination of Staff
For our students’ interests, we actively encourage to pursue the process of third vaccination to all staff members.
Infectious Disease Control Guidelines for Knock Knock Preschool
– Regarding Mask Usage by Students
Policies regarding the guidelines of mask usage differ between our courses.
– Masks are not obligatory（ Regular Class ・ After Kinder Class）
Students in our Regular Class are not forced to wear masks, following the guidelines set for preschools in Setagaya Ward.
However, we encourage students to wear masks as much as possible.
If your child wears a mask from home, we make sure they are able to breathe comfortably at school. Additionally, if it is too uncomfortable for a child to wear a mask continuously, they are not forced to wear it. Furthermore, each child’s mask is separated individually as to prevent the spread of germs.
– Measures at Lunch and Snack Time
We use tables with plenty of space between students. In addition, partitions are used to further prevent the spread of germs between students.
– Usage of Paper Towels
After washing their hands, single-use paper towels are used in order to prevent the spread of germs.
– About Enrollment Recess Options
If you are concerned about the spread of infection due to proximity to others, an adjournment system is offered. In this system, a month’s recess is permitted and the tuition from that month can be carried over to the next month. Please note that this system is for one month and can only be used one time in the school year. For more information, please refer to the Terms and Conditions of the school.
If you are absent without using the Adjournment System, you will need to pay the childcare fee. For support outside the system provided by Knock Knock, please consult with your local ward office.
Infectious Disease Control Guidelines for Knock Knock English
-Regarding Mask Usage by Students
We ask that all students at face-to-face classes wear masks during the duration of class. If you are unable to wear a mask due to health reasons, we request that you take an online class.
– Resumption of In-person Group Lessons
As part of measured enacted to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, we moved group lessons to online. Now, as we mitigate precautions, we have resumed in-person group lessons.
– Arrangement of Tables and Installation of Partitions
We use tables with plenty of space between students. In addition, depending on the space between students, partitions are used to prevent the proximity between students and the risk of spread of germs.
– Snack Time
We provide snacks during break time of the group lessons. We disinfect tables and ask students to wash their hands before and after snack time.