Covid-19 Pandemic Policy -
Health & Safety -
Health & Safety risk assessments have been put in place following government guidance. Any student or member of staff who displays symptoms of Covid-19 virus must not come on site. They should self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days and any household members should self-isolate if they start displaying symptoms. A Coronavirus test should be taken by anyone who is showing symptoms and it should be taken within the first 5 days of your symptoms appearing.
New Requirements -
During this current period the health and safety of all students and staff is paramount. Students are staff alike are expected to adapt their natural or habitual reactions (such as refraining from hugging, touching faces, shaking hands, going to the toilet in pairs etc.) New health and safety requirements have become commonplace such as appropriate social distancing, regular hand washing, no group gatherings and regular cleaning of work areas. Also in place is temperature checks on arrival and hand sanitising is carried out all throughout the day.
Frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned regularly throughout the day and extra precautions have been put in place at the end of every day.
First Aid will be provided on site by trained staff. First Aiders will have access to PPE which will be worn when administering first aid and they will continue to adapt procedures as guidance from regulatory authorities is received to protect themselves and the person who requires treatment. First Aiders will carry equipment on them.
Hygiene and Hand-Washing -
Students and staff are required to wash their hands with running water and soap for 20 seconds and dry them thoroughly, or use hand sanitisers on arrival and departure from the site.
Students and staff are required to wash and dry their hands or use sanitisers more often than usual whilst on site to reduce the spread of infection.
Coughing or spitting towards another student or member of staff will not be tolerated. Any deliberate or malicious attempt to transmit the virus will be treated with the greatest seriousness, this may result in the student no longer being allowed on site.
Any member of staff who begins to display symptoms, or lives with someone who begins to display symptoms, will be required to immediately self-isolate and testing will be arranged as part of the national testing programme. Staff must inform us immediately once they receive the outcome of the test.
Any student who begin to display symptoms, or lives with someone who begins to display symptoms, must not attend and will be asked to immediately self-isolate. Testing will be recommended as part of the national testing programme. Parents/Carers must inform us immediately once they receive the outcome of the test.
If a test is negative, an individual can return and the household can end their self-isolation.
If a test is positive, all students and staff will be sent home immediately and told to self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days. Others in the household of those students and staff in this wider group (those not showing symptoms) do not need to self-isolate unless those students or staff begin to show symptoms.
Tolerance will be given to those young people who are not able to initially follow procedures to protect. Students who accidentally fail to meet these requirements on occasion. However, deliberate, malicious or repeated transgression will not be tolerated and may result in sanctions in line with our behaviour policy. This is to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff.
Face masks will be expected to be worn throughout the day as most areas staff and students will not be able to keep 1 metres apart.