COVID-19- How we are keeping you safe

The health and safety of our families and session leaders is paramount to us here at First Senses, this has been the case since day one and more so now in our current climate.

We have developed specific COVID-19 safe practices to ensure the safety of everyone who comes to join one of our sessions in this COVID-19 environment. A summary of these is set out below.

Please note, these aspects will be implemented by each First Senses Class Leader on the current advice and restrictions in place at the specific time.

Class Numbers

All of our class numbers will be adjusted to fall in line with the current government guidelines on social distancing. Each venue therefore will have different restrictions but numbers will remain smaller for our sessions to ensure the safety of everyone.

It is also expected that social distancing guidelines will frequently change this will be reflected in maximum class numbers.

Visitors to class

During this time we ask that only one adult will accompany their family to our events. This is to ensure we can meet the current government requirements for social distancing.

If more than one adult does arrive at the session you will need to remain outside during this session.

Face Mask Requirements

During our sessions it is a current requirement that masks are worn at our indoor events. At our outdoor events it is not requirement for adults to wear masks. It is your choice at our outdoor events if you choose to wear a mask.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

In South Australia we as Session Leaders are not vaccine mandated but all current staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination is available on request.

If mandated by a public health order, we will be requiring attendees to provide evidence of their vaccination status in the form of a digital immunisation certificate, printed immunisation certificate or immunisation record, either before or when they arrive at class.  This evidence will be required to ensure that we comply with the legal requirements on businesses to check and record the vaccination status of people attending their venue. 

Attendees who cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccination due to their age (i.e. currently too young to be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination), or those with a valid medical exemption, will be welcome to attend a session.  In the case of a medical exemption, attendees will be asked to provide evidence of the valid medical exemption either before or when they arrive at a session. 

Please note, these provisions apply when there is a public health order in force and as such requirements may vary between class locations, and from time-to-time, as situations change.

Arriving at our sessions?

In order to adhere to social distancing measures there will be new processes developed for families to follow when arriving and leaving our sessions. The purpose of these changes is so that opportunities for families to gather in groups are minimised, especially in foyers/entrances and outside venues.

Signing into sessions?

We use a manual register at our sessions to ensure we are able to keep a record of those who have attended our session. Prior to signing in or the start of the session hand sanitiser is available to be used.

Maintaining social distance during our sessions?

With mobile toddlers and babies it might be hard at times to maintain social distancing from others, we just ask families for their help and cooperation to try and ensure that distance is remained.

In the terms of social distancing between adults, we respectfully ask that all adults are mindful of social distancing requirements and adhere to these throughout the session.

Session layout

Adaptions have been made to the layout of our sessions. We have ensured that activities have been spread out and adhere to social distancing measures.


Maintaining airflow…

During these COVID-19 guidelines we have decided to run most of our sessions outdoors where appropriate to manage airflow and to try and minimise the risk of spreading of infection.

During our indoor events we will ensure (if possible) to open a window/door to allow for more ventilation in a room.

The session leader will try to limit or reduce recirculated air-conditioning where possible.


When changing nappies we ask that you please use the provided changing areas at the venue.

Please can we place soiled nappies into a bag and disposed of accordingly whether this be at the venue’s provided bins or taken home with you.

Please can the changing station be wiped down and ensure hands are washed afterwards.

Vomiting or milk spit ups

It is very common for babies to bring up some milk after a feed.  If your baby spits up, please can you let the session leader know so they can undertake necessary cleaning of the area, and remove any soiled equipment for cleaning.

Similarly, if your baby or toddler vomits during a session please can you let your session leader know as soon as possible so they can ensure prompt cleaning and isolation of the area to reduce the risk of cross contamination.

Administering First Aid

Standard precautions will be adopted when providing first aid, e.g. gloves need to be worn when dealing with blood or body fluids/substances. 

Always wash hands with soap and water or use a hand sanitiser before and after providing first aid.

Additional PPE (e.g. face masks) is not required to provide standard first aid on children or staff who appear to be well.

Wellness Principles

Families who are unwell are not to attend a session hosted by First Senses.

In addition families must not attend in the following circumstances:

  • Experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
  • Fever
  • coughing
  • sore throat
  • fatigue
  • shortness of breath

If they have been or have been potentially exposed to a person diagnosed with COVID-19 or is suspected to have COVID-19 (even if the suspected person has not been tested yet)

If customers have undertaken or are planning to undertake any travel, they must consider and adhere to any current imposed restrictions and guidelines around social distancing and self-isolation which may apply to them when they return home.

Cleaning being undertaken by our session leaders

To minimise the risk of cross contamination thorough cleaning is undertaken of equipment and toys used during our sessions.

If you have any questions in respect of the information above please do not hesitate to contact us.