At Les Elfes we are very concerned about the safety of our students, and now more than ever.
The global health situation has affected the lives of all of us and has negatively affected the possibility of movement between regions and countries.
Despite this, after 2 years of covid measures, the Swiss confederation has decided to decrease the required restrictions.
In compliance with the Government’s decisions to decrease COVID measures as of 16th February 2022, you will find below the actions taken by Les Elfes International
- All Les Elfes staff are fully vaccinated.
- We guarantee the presence of a nurse on our campus.
Our staff, nurse and housekeepers have been trained for extra measures to be taken since the coronavirus scenario took place.
- Disinfectant dispensers are always placed in the chalet and available for use.
- Masks are compulsory for adults and children in public transport.
- In order to avoid any risk during the stay with us, on the arrival day, we require proof of a negative Covid Self-test or Antigenic tests to all non-vaccinated campers. If this is not provided, we will proceed with a Covid Self-test upon arrival to the non-vaccinated campers.
- If needed, Les Elfes can organize a PCR or an antigenic test before the participant’s departure with a local pharmacy to be paid by parents.
Please follow the link to the Federal Office of Public Health to have access to all the latest news regarding COVID-19.
SPECIAL CANCELLATION POLICY
Considering the current worldwide situation, we are offering special cancellation conditions. Les Elfes Int. SA offers 100% refund until 24h before the arrival
- The camper or his/her immediate family member is ill with COVID-19 during the 14 days before the arrival. Proof requested
- If Switzerland or the country of origin requires quarantine upon arrival
If visa is not issued because of COVID-19 restrictions
- If the borders are closed in Switzerland or in the country of origin
The reference to any of the above points needs to be proven by an appropriate
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Would you have any other enquiries, please find below the answers to the questions that you may have:
- How does Les Elfes identify someone who has Covid?
If a child is displaying symptoms, then we shall carry out a Covid test.
- What is the first step when you find a participant has Covid?
The participant will go into quarantine, the length of which will vary depending on when the first symptoms were detected, is between 7 and 10 days from the first symptoms. For example, if a child has a cough or fever on the 1st of the month, and we then test the child on the 2nd, and we receive results on the 3rd, then usually the child will have to quarantine until midnight of the 10th, again, this is not concrete but generally the case.
Depending on what the SWISS Medical and Health authorities decide, other kids may be tested, and further action is taken. As soon as there is an incidence, Les Elfes reports the same to the Swiss authorities.
- While he is quarantined, what about the other campers sharing the same room and whom he has been with?
Again, the authorities decide, and this is why our personal protection plan is key, if kids are wearing masks, and we social distance as much as possible, the authorities may not require us to test the other kids on campus, unless they have symptoms. But the decision of action vests with them.
- Where will the ill participant be kept, and who is responsible for his care?
The ill participant will be kept in a room dedicated to potential quarantine. There is no problem in the child quarantining on campus in his or her own room with others on-site, we just have to be diligent.
The Les ELFES Staff are responsible for the care during the quarantine. Les Elfes will arrange with the authorities to obtain Covid recovery certificates (so the children can fly, and importantly be recognized as immune for at least 6 months) and transfers back to the airport, parents would have to take care of any UM if needed.
- Who will take care of the persons who were in contact with the ill participant until the result of the test comes back?
Les Elfes staff, again the nature of what the others in touch with the positive case are permitted to do, will be up to the Swiss authorities.
- Will Les Elfes charge me for any extra care if my child has to quarantine? Will my insurance company cover the change of flight?
Les Elfes shall not charge for children extended stay at the camp. For the flight tickets, check with your provider, but with Les Elfes accident insurance, our insurance company will cover up to 2000,–CHF for the missed flight.
- If a child is in quarantine and has to stay longer than his initial departure date, what is the procedure?
Les Elfes staff shall take full care of the child. If he or she needs to fly home after quarantine, then Les Elfes shall organize the transfers to the airport (not the flight, the parent will have to arrange) and if necessary accompany the child on the necessary flight back to the parent’s expenses.
- If my child whilst at the camp is declared a person of close contact with someone who tested positive before the camp what is the procedure?
This will be discussed with the medical authorities both back in the child’s home country and in Switzerland. Several outcomes are possible, and we shall follow the necessary guidelines.