COVID 19 Response Plan

This policy was formulated in order to ensure all activities undertaken by Warriorcamp are in-line with Government guidelines. Warriorcamp commits to stay informed of changes in Covid-19 guidelines as per Government and HSE advice.

Warriorcamp has a responsibility to do all that is reasonably practicable to ensure the safety, health and well-being of all involved in our services – children, staff and parents. This plan has been formulated to ensure that we can exercise that duty of care in relation to the threat posed by Covid-19.

Camp commencement & precautionary checks:

All parents are required to complete a camp commencement declaration. This is to ensure that parents are aware of the symptoms of Coivd-19 as well as the scenarios in which a person including children must isolate and not present to camp.

Symptoms of Coivd-19 include:

Scenarios in which a child must not present to camp:

Drop Off and Collection Arrangements:

Drop off and collection arrangements may be subject to change in the interest of Health and Safety and in line with government and HSE regulations.

A staggered system for drop-off and collection is in place at Warriorcamp. This is to minimise the congregation of parents and children during this period.

The times of drop off pick up are as follows

Parents will be informed of the appropriate times designated for their child and are asked to ensure that they can stick to the times laid out as closely as is possible. Once a time has been designated this cannot be altered as this would result in the mixing of children between protective pods.

On every day of camp, all children will have a temperature check performed before being admitted to camp. Should a child have a temperature greater than 38 degrees Celsius, they shall be asked to segregate at a designated isolation point. A staff member wearing appropriate PPE will re-check the child’s temperature three times. Should the child’s temperature be above 38 degrees on any one of these re-checks, parents will be  telephoned to return and collect their child immediately.

Parent Access for Drop Off and Collection

Pods or Bubbles

All children will be assigned to a specific pods for the duration of their Warriorcamp. Should parents wish to have children in same pods as friends, they must inform us of this before commencement.

Pods will be limited to 15 persons.

Once a camp has commenced a child cannot change pods for any reason.

In the case of an outbreak of Covid-19 at Warriorcamp, information on pods is available for public health staff in order to risk assess and advise on precautions to be taken.

Social Distancing


No mixing of pods is allowed at any point during camp


Children within a pod may play as normal. Non-contact activities are planned to minimise direct contact transmission.


All supervisors will remain socially distanced at all times.


All activities planned for Warriorcamp will take place outdoors. Arrangements are in place for poor weather with open air shelters in place. Pods can maintain separation through the use of multiple shelter areas

No indoor activities will take place until government guidelines indicate that it is safe to do so.

Toilets are limited to one person occupant at a time and are cleaned at regular intervals.


Shared Equipment

Each pod has its own set of regularly used equipment.

Where equipment is shared across pods the equipment is cleaned/sanitised immediately after the group has finished using it.

Personal Belongings

Personal belongings taken to Warriorcamp should be kept to a minimum. A list of recommended items is detailed below.

Bags will only contain the following items:


Our online payment system via our website is in place to eliminate face to face transactions.

Parents/Guardians are asked to co-operate in helping to keep Warriorcamp as safe as possible by minimising unnecessary adult interaction in Warriorcamp.

All contact and communication to Warriorcamp staff should be made via telephone 085 747 5333 or email [email protected]


All staff members complete a return to work form before camp commencement (Appendix 1) and all staff have been inducted on Covid-19 precautions in the workplace (Appendix 2).

Daily temperature checks of staff are taken.

Staff maintain a physical distance of 2 metres from all colleagues. Where 2m cannot be maintained face coverings are worn.

Staff meetings will be held remotely, in small groups or in large spaces to facilitate physical distancing.

Staff lunch and toilet arrangements are staggered to minimise congregation. Lunch areas have been designated to ensure maximum capacity allows social distancing

Travel to Work

Where possible staff will travel to work using separate vehicles.

Where transport is shared (car-pooling), staff are advised to plan their journeys with the same group of colleagues at all times. In addition where car pooling is necessary staff are provided with PPE for this purpose and staff are advised to keep some car windows open to allow improved ventilation.

Public transport is used only as a last resort.

The Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Staff members are not required to wear PPE. However, for a limited number of staff, PPE will need to be used occasionally or constantly due to the nature of certain work activities or work areas. This might include roles such as:

Appropriate PPE will be available for dealing with suspected COVID-19 cases, intimate care needs and for first aid. Where staff provide healthcare to children with medical needs, they will apply standard precautions as per usual.


There is no need for the children to wear disposable gloves. They are considered inappropriate under the guidelines.

Staff members do not need to wear disposable gloves unless they are looking after a pupil’s intimate care needs or administering First Aid.

There will be an emphasis on hand hygiene rather than on the wearing of disposable gloves.

Hygiene and Cleaning

Sanitiser stations are designated throughout the camp e.g. at each entrance, lunch areas

Hand hygiene will be promoted and encouraged, and parents/guardians are asked to support Warriorcamp in reinforcing this message.

Frequently touched surfaces – door handles, handrails, chairs/arm rests, communal eating areas, sink and toilet facilities – are cleaned regularly throughout the day.

Illness and Dealing with a Suspected Case of COVID-19

Parents/guardians must keep children at home if they display any Covid-19 Symptoms.  Staff must not attend camp if they display any symptoms.

Please keep up to date with HSE advice on

Children who should not attend Warriorcamp

If your child is in one of the following categories, they should not attend Warriorcamp:

Impact of a Suspected or Confirmed Case of Covid-19 in a Class

If Warriorcamp is notified that a person in your child’s class has a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19

Procedures for Dealing with a Suspected Case of COVID-19

The designated isolation area for Warrior Camp is Area X, at the drop off collection area.

If a pupil /Staff member displays symptoms of Covid-19 while in the building, the procedures below will be implemented.


If a pupil displays symptoms of Covid-19 while in the building, the following are the procedures will be implemented:

The HSE will inform any staff/parents who have come into close contact with a diagnosed case via the contact tracing process. The HSE will contact all relevant persons where a diagnosis of COVID-19 is made. The instructions of the HSE should be followed.


If a staff member displays symptoms of Covid-19 while at camp, the following are the procedures will be implemented:

The HSE will inform any staff/parents who have come into close contact with a diagnosed case via the contact tracing process. The HSE will contact all relevant persons where a diagnosis of COVID-19 is made. The instructions of the HSE should be followed and staff and child confidentiality is essential at all times.

It is important to remember that any of us can get sick or unwell, and if we do, we need understanding and support from those around us.