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Social interactions

Social interactions are an important part of the physical and emotional wellbeing of children.

Last updated: July 8, 2021

Social interactions and getting together with others are important to our children's well-being. 

Play dates, sleepovers and socializing

Children are less likely than adults to catch, spread or get sick from COVID-19. Play dates and sleepovers are allowed, however, there are steps you can take to make them safer:

  • Do not send your child to a sleepover or playdate if they or any of the other children are sick. 
  • Before and after playdates, have all children clean their hands properly. 
  • Remind children to cough and sneeze into their elbows or tissue and to keep their hands away from their eyes, nose and mouth.
Toys can be cleaned with soap and water and then disinfected with a store-bought product or bleach solution. Visit BCCDC’s cleaning and disinfecting page for more information. 

Sand, water and playdough can be safely used for play provided that children wash their hands before and after play. 
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