COVID-19 and Schools: Information for Parents
The school is currently operating as normal with some mitigations.
As a school, we have established our usual routines and expectations. This will help everyone to feel more settled and happier. A few mitigations will however remain in place for the time being.
- · Individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive must not attend school.· Parents/carers must advise the Headteacher straight away if their child has a confirmed case of Covid-19.· If a pupil tests positive, they will be required to isolate at home for 10 days, in line with current Public Health advice.· Close contacts, including classmates and siblings, will not need to self-isolate, however they may be asked to use LFD tests and take extra precautions to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.· Children will have regular reminders throughout each day regarding handwashing.· Children must cover their mouth if they sneeze or cough.· Children should wash their hands when they come on to school grounds and during breaktimes and lunchtimes. Outside wash stations are available for children and staff to use.· Classroom windows will remain open throughout the day to support enhanced ventilation.· A good cleaning regime in shared areas will be maintained throughout the day. · Staff are encouraged to test twice a week using LFD’s. · External visitors continue to be limited to appointment only.· The latest travel advice for Island residents and visitors can be found at https://covid19.gov.im/travel-borders/Additional mitigations may be introduced should the need arise.
Please refer to the Government website for the latest guidance and information: https://covid19.gov.im/general-guidance/