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Covid-19

The situation around Coronavirus (Covid -19) is rapidly and frequently changing. For more information and guidance, please find below links to information that you may find useful: 

For Government Guidelines: Government Guidance on Coronavirus - Covid-19

From Hertfordshire County Council: Returning to School

From the Department for Education and Public Health England:

WASH HANDS > COVER FACE > MAKE SPACE

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.

There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • washing your hands often - with soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if hand washing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport

  • covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it

  • people who feel unwell should stay at home and should not attend work or any education or childcare setting

  • pupils, students, staff and visitors should wash their hands:

    • before leaving home

    • on arrival at school

    • after using the toilet

    • after breaks and sporting activities

    • before food preparation

    • before eating any food, including snacks

    • before leaving school

  • use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available

  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

  • avoid close contact with people who are unwell

  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

  • if you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment

  • see further information on the Public Health England Blog and the NHS UK website

PHE has a suite of materials that contains public health advice about how you can help stop the spread of viruses, like those that cause COVID-19, by practicing good respiratory and hand hygiene. To access, download and share this information you will need to register for an account which only takes a couple of minutes.

This is an ever changing situation, but if you are experiencing any of these symptoms: NEW continuous cough OR High temperature (37.8 degrees or higher), please follow the guidelines as  outlined by the NHS here

 

Safety in All of our schools

Safety for all in all of our schools is paramount and a great deal of effort has gone into creating safe environments, including (but not limited to):

- New one way system marked out in communal corridor areas

- Markings on floor to allow for 2m social distancing

- Washing facilities and a large number of mobile hand sanitising stations located around the building with clear signage

- New 'Be Aware' signage around the building 

- Staff on hand for guidance throughout student time onsite  

These safety measures are under continuous review and we will be guided by government advice.