To prepare your child for school, you should not only buy pens and notebooks but also arm them to fight against COVID-19. And it’s not as hard as it seems.
Antibacterial gels, sprays, and wipes, disposable or cloth masks and gloves, your wish and patience
If a child often only washes their hands, that’s fine, and you should continue to do that at school. But if there is no such habit, you need to get him used to it or give him antibacterial gel or antibacterial wipes. Explain that you must manipulate the hands continuously (e.g., every change). Try to make it clear to your child how important this is.
Present a fact to the child: Even with a constant hand touch, you should not touch your mouth, nose, and eyes. And if this itches unbearably, you need to wash your hands well with soap or process thoroughly, and only after that can you touch your face.
If you have chosen a dress for a student, wash it every day, you can only use water, preferably with soap. An ordinary mask can be worn for about an hour, after which it is no longer desirable to wear it. Depending on the number of hours your child spends in school, you should give him masks every day. For a six-hour school day, six face masks are required, respectively. Put reminders on the student’s phone every hour, so he doesn’t replace them.
Just because a child washes their hands doesn’t mean they can forget about gloves. Gloves are an extra safety guarantee so that you do not have coronavirus on your hands when you get home. It is also advisable to change gloves regularly if they are disposable and wash them if they are made of fabric.
Tell your child to handle all surfaces and things he touches. For example, a pencil case, a pen with which he writes, and a desk if the teacher does not. Please don’t skimp on gels and sprays because we’re talking about your family’s health.
Try to persuade the child to have less contact with his classmates and not to jostle with them during recess. Strictly forbid getting too close to them, even if everyone wears masks and gloves. They still have time to communicate, but now it is better to talk at a distance, and the greater the distance, the better for everyone.
There are things in the classroom that everyone uses (like a doorknob), and it’s best not to touch them. Under no circumstances should you touch such objects with your bare hands. However, if you cannot avoid this, it is advisable to dispose of disposable gloves after contact or disinfect cloth gloves. Explain this to your child.
Convince your child not to eat the same dishes or a packet of chips with his classmates, and if he has such a habit, you’d better give him a pack of nuts to take to school.