COVID-19: Information for Program Participants

Thanks for being part of the Pine community!

During these rapidly changing times, we’re continuing to update our policies and procedures to meet current federal, provincial and local health recommendations.

Please review the below Outdoor School Handbooks for the most updated information:

All children’s programs EXCEPT Oaks & Acorns:

Oaks & Acorns:


Covid-19 Online Screening Form

To reduce screening time in the field, you can complete a Covid-19 screening form at home on the day of program and bring proof of submission with you to the field! Remember – upon submitting the form, a confirmation email will be sent to the email you’ve provided. PLEASE BRING THIS CONFIRMATION EMAIL WITH YOU (ELECTRONIC OR PRINTED) TO PROGRAM FOR DROP OFF. Staff will confirm the date that the confirmation email was sent at drop-off (screening must be done the day of program). Any participants who arrive to program without a screening confirmation email will be screened on site upon arrival.


Please keep them home and email to let us know the reason for their absence.

Consult Toronto Public Health’s School Information for Parents & Caregivers for guidance on what to do if your child has Covid-19 symptoms and when to self-monitor, self-isolate or send your child to program.

– Updated October 5, 2020

Please refer to Toronto Public Health’s School Decision Guide to determine when your child can return to program.


***Returning to Program – Confirmation Form REQUIRED***

  • Caregivers must complete Toronto Public Health’s “Back to School Confirmation Form and email it to before returning to program.
  • No medical note is required to return to program.

– Updated October 5, 2020

A participant may continue to attend program if a household member has symptoms as long as the participant does not have symptoms and the household member has not tested positive. Exception: if the household member with symptoms has been in close contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19, all household members should stay home and self-isolate.

– Updated October 1, 2020

No, but please email us at to let us know of any absences, whether related to illness or not, since we’re keeping record and must follow up with any absent families.

– Updated October 1, 2020