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Protection guide ALPE – COVID-19

Information and general rules COVID-19 for all parents whose students participate in ALPE English classes.

Validation date: 21.02.2022 (may be modified during the school year)

Health Plan :

At its meeting on Wednesday 16 February, the Federal Council lifted most of the existing sanitary measures.

Access to the main public places will be without masks and without certificates.

However, masks must still be worn in health facilities.

Special instructions for Carouge Centre, Carouge – Résidence Les Pervenches and Liotard Fondation Reposa:

It is imperative that students of all ages wear masks when moving around the buildings and corridors until they reach the classroom. Parents are not allowed to enter the premises and must wait for their child outside.

Additional special instructions:

Plan-les-Ouates – La Julienne: The entrance/exit of the building is through the courtyard at the back and not through the entrance of the café at the front.
Onex – Maison Onésienne: The entrance/exit of the building is through the main door on the parking side.

Meeting point with the teacher:

IMPORTANT: The parents are not allowed within the building and must await their children outside.
  • The professor welcomes and escorts the students, to the meeting point, outside of the building, and is wearing a face mask.
  • The person dropping off the student shall be wearing a face mask, shall be on time, and must retrieve his children when the lesson ends.
  • If the student is not able to go back home on his own, the caretaker must stay with him/her until the professor takes charge.
  • The parents are not allowed inside the buildings and shall wait for their children outside. A distance of 1.5 meters must be observed with others.

Hygiene rules:

Note: All ALPE teachers are vaccinated and have a valid COVID certificate.
  1. Ventilation and cleaning:
    Cleaning will be done with a usual detergent for areas touched and used regularly (tables, chair backs, door handles).
    The classroom will be ventilated as much as possible.
    Movement will be staggered in groups to limit the number of children in the corridors, toilets at the same time.
  2. Video conferencing:
    In case of absolute necessity, due to COVID, lessons given in class may be taught by videoconference (Zoom) in which case instructions will be communicated to you by e-mail.

Since March 2020, schools in Switzerland have been closed to the public for the whole of the 3rd term due to the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic. However, we continued to teach English to the students in order to prepare them as well as possible for the Cambridge exams which took place from the end of June to the beginning of July.

We offered alternative online courses via video conferencing using the Zoom application. This allowed students to continue the course while working from home. The application can be downloaded for free from the website.

For the start of the 2021-2022 school year, we will comply with the latest requirements of the cantonal authorities.

The Management ALPE
Association de Langues Pour Enfants – English courses