We are now just two weeks away from the school gates reopening, but what measures have schools been advised to adopt to ensure a safe environment for their staff and students.
- Year groups / classes to be split into their own groups (bubbles) These groups to then have their own set classrooms for the day, and their own break times. This will help limit the risk of cross contamination
- Not all students to return to school on the same day, the return to be done in phases (one year group or bubble at a time)
- Classrooms to be set up with desks adhering to social distancing
- Hand sanitiser to be readily available for all pupils and staff to use throughout the day
- Singing to be banned to avoid risk of germs spreading
- Cleaning to become more frequent. It is important to wipe down all surfaces in between use, along with the cleaning of equipment used
Up until now some schools have remained open for key workers and the decision to send children back up to the parents, however as from the autumn term it will be mandatory that all children attend.
If you have any parents that you know are anxious about their child’s return ensure you are in contact with them, and go through all of the measures you’re taking to help put their mind at ease.
For more detail on the full reopening of schools, you can check the government website: