Safety Protocol at IIC

Welcome back to our Schools in Santo Domingo and Sosúa!

IIC Safety Protocol for on-site classes

The well-being of our teachers, employees and our clients is our top priority. That is why we have taken protective and hygienic measures based on the health guidelines of the WHO and the Dominican Department of Public Health. Our goal is to guarantee for all of us a safe and pleasant learning atmosphere at our schools. Please follow the rules.

Stay Home when feeling sick

This is our overall policy for clients and staff alike: If you feel sick, stay home and take your time to recover. If a student comes to the school with symptoms of sickness, the school’s staff and/or the teacher have the right to exclude the student from class. PLEASE act responsible and prevent others from getting sick themselves.

Hygiene

At both our locations, you will have access to several bathrooms where you can frequently wash your hands with soap and water. In addition, there are disinfectants for hands placed on several spots in the school building. Please follow the established sneeze & cough etiquette and hygiene rules.

Keep distance

In all areas of the school (indoor and outdoor) a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between all people on site has to be maintained. Seating arrangements in the classrooms, clear markings on the floor and the spacious areas of our outdoor classrooms, gardens and terraces help us to ensure compliance with the distance rules.

Protective masks

When entering or leaving the school’s ground or when moving in and around our buildings, you have to wear a protective mask at all times. We are sorry, but we cannot serve clients who come to our facilities without wearing a mask. If you come to class and forgot your mask, we will provide you with one at a cost of RD$ 250.- per piece.

Group sizes

Groups are limited to a maximum number of students depending on the size of the classroom. It varies between 3 to max. 8 students per group, all seated in a min. distance of 1.5 meters between each other. Spanish group classes stay limited to a max. amount of 7 students with an average of 3 to 4 students per class.

Cleaning

We ensure the highest possible hygiene through a thorough daily cleaning with special disinfection-inhibiting products. In addition, we disinfect frequent contact points such as door handles, light switches or hand rails several times a day.

Catering

We will continue to provide water and coffee for free throughout the day. Please bring your own water bottle for refill at our water dispenser. Coffee will only be served in disposable cups.

Facilities

Please feel welcome to enjoy our terraces and gardens. Chairs and sunbeds are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis. Until further notice, our community kitchen and cafeteria have to stay closed. Breakfast will not be served.

Lodging & Airport transfer (Phase 2 – to be announced)

Hotel bookings can be arranged through us from July on, depending on the individual opening dates of our partner hotels. Airport pick-up can be arranged as well. Homestay lodging is not available until further notice. Also, lodging in our Students Residences is not available until further notice. More details about safety measures in our own lodging will follow on time for the second re-opening phase.

Meanwhile, our IIC studios and apartments will also be used for classroom teaching, providing several private aulas and bathrooms in addition to our school’s facility. Mobile boards and WIFI available on the whole school premise enable us to flexibly move classes to distant free spaces.

Activities & Excursions

There are no extracurricular social activities or excursions organized by the school until further notice. We will gladly provide you with recommendations and referrals to safe places to go to on your own.

Protection of risk groups

We kindly ask people who belong to risk groups to refrain from classroom instruction and to enjoy our online classes instead. The same applies to people with symptoms that may indicate COVID-19.

Opening hours / Office hours

As for now and until further notice, our school buildings will be open to the public at the following limited opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 3pm (9:00-15:00 h). Other meeting days/times can be arranged by appointment.

By WhatsApp and email we can be reached full days during our regular office hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm (8:30-17:00 h). Whatsapp +1.849.630.1052 | Email: info@iic-spanish.com

Person in Charge: Director of IIC School                                                                 Status: 30 June 2020/IIC

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