Opening Protocol for Child Care Centres (Starting May 2022)

Child Care Centres under the Department of Community Development, JAPEM will be opened immediately until a date to be announced later with a limit of 80 per cent capacity at one time.

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports through the department informed the operation is based on the main conditions and preparedness of the centres according to the guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures, SOPs set by JAPEM, Ministry of Health and the Prime Minister's Office. Permission to operate must also comply with other conditions such as conducting ART 3 times weekly on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday at home for staff, parents and children. Only children aged 3 months and above are allowed to be sent to the Child Care Centres, while group activities are allowed.

Meanwhile Child Care Centres' owners must ensure that the premises have adequate ventilation with the installation of HepaFilters and only individuals with negative ART results are allowed to be at the premises. Individuals showing COVID-19 symptoms and of high risk are not allowed to enter.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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