COVID-19 Information - Protective measures
Most importantly, do not come into school if anyone in your household has Covid-19 symptoms.
Protective Measures we are taking
- Asking that anyone who is displaying coronavirus symptoms, or who lives with someone who does, should not attend school. That includes children and staff.
- Keeping children in their classes with staffing as consistent as possible, and minimising contact with other classes around school.
- Cleaning our hands more often than usual. We have developed routines to ensure children understand when and how to wash their hands, making sure they wash them thoroughly for at least 20 seconds using running water and soap and dry them thoroughly, or use alcohol hand rub or sanitiser ensuring that all parts of the hands are covered. If your child has an allergy to alcohol hand gel and/or you do not wish them to use it, please contact the office asap.
- Each classroom will also have E45 Cream for the treatment of dry skin which many children display after a period of intense handwashing. They will be encouraged to use it should their hands begin to dry/crack or become flaky as a result of increased handwashing practice. If your child has an allergy to E45 Cream and/or you do not wish them to use it, please contact the office asap.
- Ensuring our children understand good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach and ensuring a good supply of tissues and bins throughout the setting.
- Implementing an enhanced cleaning schedule, ensuring surfaces touched by children and staff are cleaned regularly and throughout the day, including table tops, door handles and play equipment.
- Asking parents and carers to physically distance from each other and from staff when dropping off and collecting their children and to limit drop off and collection to one parent or carer per household.
- Asking parents not to congregate at school at drop off/pick up times. Staggered start/finish times have been introduced to help avoid bottlenecks and crowding.