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Updates September 2020 ​

Cleaning Protocol – Covid 19

  1. Cleaning to be carried out twice a day – before/after school and at lunchtimes.
  2. PPE should be worn during cleaning.
  3. Before/after school clean – thorough clean of all all occupied areas.
  4. Enhanced cleaning of of front office/ foyer areas, toilets and medical/ changing areas.
  5. Unoccupied areas cleaned weekly (Y2/3 classes, house, library, garden room, kitchen, small group rooms).
  6. Lunchtime clean – cleaning surfaces and touch points in all occupied rooms.
  7. A routine deep clean of the whole school to be carried out by an external company at agreed times, out of hours.
  8. Cleaning stations provided in every room, to be used as required.
  9. Items for cleaning stations will be stored with the cleaning products and stations replenished before school as needed by the cleaning team.
  10. Soap and hand sanitiser to be replenished every morning by the caretaker.
  11. Waste must be double bagged.
  12. Bins must be lidded.
  13. COSHH risk assessment updated to include all newly introduced cleaning products
  14. Training provided to all staff members required to use cleaning products (in consultation with the schools cleaning provider)
  15. Manufacturers COSHH Safety Data Sheet provided to users of chemical outlining safe use, storage, emergency arrangements and PPE to be used.
  16. Strict instruction to staff / cleaning provider to keep any cleaning / sanitisation products stored / secure and out of reach of children at all times
  17. Work with in house or external cleaning provider to ensure safe systems and protocols for use and storage are in place.
  18. Body Fluids protocol updated to include COVID-19 risks:
  • Where clearing up of body fluids is required, the staff member must full appropriate PPE. This will include disposable gloves, disposable apron and fluid resistant surgical facemask and eye protection or face shield
  • PPE and waste disposal protocols to be followed (double bag waste)
  • Handwashing protocols to be followed
  1. Protocol in place to respond to emergency cleaning requirements and increased cleaning requests
  2.  If a child or member of staff is isolated on the school site with symptoms (isolation room in group room next to Crystal), or a case is confirmed, see the Government Guidance below for enhanced cleaning:

Guidance: Updated 15 July 2020

COVID-19: cleaning in non-healthcare settings

What you need to know

  •  cleaning an area with normal household disinfectant after someone with suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) has left will reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people
  •  wear disposable or washing-up gloves and aprons for cleaning. These should be double-bagged, then stored securely for 72 hours then thrown away in the regular rubbish after cleaning is finished
  •  using a disposable cloth, first clean hard surfaces with warm soapy water. Then disinfect these surfaces with the cleaning products you normally use. Pay particular attention to frequently touched areas and surfaces, such as bathrooms, grab-rails in corridors and stairwells and door handles
  •  If an area has been heavily contaminated, such as with visible bodily fluids, from a person with coronavirus (COVID-19), use protection for the eyes, mouth and nose, as well as wearing gloves and an apron
  •  wash hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds, and after removing gloves, aprons and other protection used while cleaning


Experience of new coronaviruses (SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV) has been used to inform this guidance. The risk of infection depends on many factors, including:

  • the type of surfaces contaminated
  • the amount of virus shed from the individual
  • the time the individual spent in the setting
  • the time since the individual was last in the setting

The infection risk from coronavirus (COVID-19) following contamination of the environment decreases over time. It is not yet clear at what point there is no risk. However, studies of other viruses in the same family suggest that, in most circumstances, the risk is likely to be reduced significantly after 72 hours.

Principles of cleaning after the case has left the setting or area

Principles of cleaning after an individual with symptoms of, or confirmed COVID-19, the case has left the setting or area

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

The minimum PPE to be worn for cleaning an area after a person with symptoms of, or confirmed COVID-19 has left the setting possible is disposable gloves and an apron. Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds after all PPE has been removed.

If a risk assessment of the setting indicates that a higher level of virus may be present (for example, where someone unwell has spent the night such as in a hotel room or boarding school dormitory) then additional PPE to protect the cleaner’s eyes, mouth and nose may be necessary. The local Public Health England (PHE) Health Protection Team can advise on this.

Cleaning and disinfection

Public areas where a symptomatic person has passed through and spent minimal time but which are not visibly contaminated with body fluids, such as corridors, can be cleaned thoroughly as normal.

All surfaces that the symptomatic person has come into contact with should be cleaned and disinfected, including all potentially contaminated and frequently touched areas such as bathrooms, door handles, telephones, grab rails in corridors and stairwells

Use disposable cloths or paper roll and disposable mop heads, to clean all hard surfaces, floors, chairs, door handles and sanitary fittings – think one site, one wipe, in one direction.

Use one of the options below:

  • a combined detergent disinfectant solution at a dilution of 1,000 parts per million available chlorine (ppm av.cl.)


  • a household detergent followed by disinfection (1000 ppm av.cl.). Follow manufacturer’s instructions for dilution, application and contact times for all detergents and disinfectants


  • if an alternative disinfectant is used within the organisation ensure that it is effective against enveloped viruses

Avoid mixing cleaning products together as this can create toxic fumes. Avoid creating splashes and spray when cleaning.

Any cloths and mop heads used must be disposed of and should be put into waste bags as outlined below.

When items cannot be cleaned using detergents or laundered, for example, upholstered furniture and mattresses, steam cleaning should be used.


Wash items in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the warmest water setting and dry items completely. Dirty laundry that has been in contact with an unwell person can be washed with other people’s items. To minimise the possibility of dispersing virus through the air, do not shake dirty laundry prior to washing.

Clean and disinfect anything used for transporting laundry with your usual products, in line with the cleaning guidance above.


Personal waste from individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 and waste from cleaning of areas where they have been (including PPE, disposable cloths and used tissues):

  1. Should be put in a plastic rubbish bag and tied when full
  2. The plastic bag should then be placed in a second bin bag and tied
  3. This should be put in a suitable and secure place and marked for storage until the individual’s test results are known

This waste should be stored safely and kept away from children. It should not be placed in communal waste areas until negative test results are known, or the waste has been stored for at least 72 hours.

If the individual tests negative, this can be put indisposed of immediately with the normal waste.

If COVID-19 is confirmed this waste should be stored for at least 72 hours before disposal with normal waste.

If during an emergency you need to remove the waste before 72 hours, it must be treated as Category B infectious waste. You must:

  • keep it separate from your other waste
  • arrange for collection by a specialist contractor as hazardous waste

There will be a charge for this service.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

Infection Outbreak Protocol – Covid 19

In case of an outbreak (please see definitions below), contact the local Public health team and PHE London Coronavirus Response Cell (LCRC) as below:

Contact Local PH team on pauline.starkey@lbbd.gov.uk

They will

  • Respond to your enquiries
  • Give advice if there are suspected coronavirus cases (i.e. before test result back)
  • Gives ongoing support to settings managing outbreaks

Contact PHE (LCRC) on 0300 303 0450

They will

  • Give initial advice when there is a person with confirmed coronavirus in a high-risk setting
  •  Want organisations to notify them of all confirmed (test positive) cases in high risk local settings (Notifications to be made via LCRC@phe.gov.uk or call 03003030450)
  • If PHE confirm that there is an outbreak in any setting, they will still:
  • Support setting to complete a risk assessment
  • Run through infection prevention and control check list
  •  Support with communications, if needed
  • Alert local authority public health team who will provide ongoing support.
  • Establish a multi-agency incident management team (if required)

The LA will undertake an outbreak risk assessment to help mitigate the risks.   (Please note this is different from the Individual RA and Schools RA already undertaken) Undertake a Risk Assessment

Where settings are observing guidance on COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC) which will reduce risk of transmission, closure of the whole setting will not generally be necessary.

COVID-19 Education Setting Cluster and Outbreak Definitions.

Cluster definition:

Two or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 among students or staff in a school within 14 days


Increase in the background rate of absence due to suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 (does not include absence rate due to individuals shielding or self-isolating as contacts of cases).

Outbreak definition:

Two or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 among students or staff who are direct close contacts, proximity contacts or in the same cohort* in the school within 14 days.

*a cohort might be in a class, year bubblegroup or other defined bubblegroup within the school.  This definition aims to distinguish between transmission occurring in the community verses transmission occurring within the education setting.

If there is a confirmed case of coronavirus (a child, young person or a staff member) in a setting, they should be sent home and advised to self-isolate for 7 days. Their fellow household members should self-isolate for 14 days.

All staff and students who are attending an education or childcare setting will have access to a test if they display symptoms of coronavirus and are strongly encouraged to get tested in this scenario.

Employee refusal to arrange a test will need to be discussed with the manager and the employee.

Where the child, young person or staff member tests negative, they can return to their setting and the fellow household members can end their self-isolation. Stay at home guidance is available here. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

Where the child, young person or staff member tests positive, the rest of their class or bubblegroup within their childcare or education setting should be sent home and advised to self-isolate for 14 days.

The other household members of that wider class or bubble do not need to self-isolate unless the child, young person or staff member they live within that bubble subsequently develops symptoms.

If a child with symptoms is awaiting collection, they should be moved, if possible, to a room where they can be isolated behind a closed door, depending on the age and needs of the child, with appropriate adult supervision if required. Ideally, a window should be opened for ventilation. If it is not possible to isolate them, move them to an area which is at least 2 metres away from other people.

If they need to go to the bathroom while waiting to be collected, they should use a separate bathroom if possible. The bathroom must be cleaned and disinfected using standard cleaning products before being used by anyone else.

PPE must be worn by staff caring for the child while they await collection if a distance of 2 metres cannot be maintained (such as for a very young child or a child with complex needs). More information on PPE use can be found in the safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) guidance.

Any members of staff who have helped someone with symptoms and any pupils who have been in close contact with them do not need to go home to self-isolate unless they develop symptoms themselves (in which case, they should arrange a test) or if the symptomatic person subsequently tests positive or they have been requested to do so by NHS Test and Trace.

Everyone must wash their hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with soap and running water or use hand sanitiser after any contact with someone who is unwell. The area around the person with symptoms must be cleaned with normal household bleach after they have left to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people. See the COVID-19: cleaning of non-healthcare settings guidance.

As part of the NHS Test and Trace programme, if other cases are detected within the cohort or in the wider setting, Local Public Health Team has put Outbreak Action Cards and SOPs in various settings on LBBD’s website https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19 . Please follow these.

The NHS Test and Trace programme will play an important role in helping to minimise the spread of coronavirus in the future. It will also include more traditional methods of contact tracing if a child, young person or parent test positive.

Schools must ensure they understand the NHS Test and Trace process and how to contact their local Public Health England health protection team.

Schools must ensure that staff members and parents/carers understand that they will need to be ready and willing to:

•  book a test if they are displaying symptoms. Staff and pupils must not come into the school if they have symptoms and must be sent home to self-isolate if they develop them in school. All children can be tested, including children under 5, but children aged 11 and under will need to be helped by their parents/carers if using a home testing kit

•  provide details of anyone they have been in close contact with if they were to test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or if asked by NHS Test and Trace

•  self-isolate if they have been in close contact with someone who develops coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or someone who tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus testing is now available to everyone in England and Wales with symptoms (a new, continuous cough; high temperature; or a loss of or change in your normal sense of smell or taste)

The following categories experiencing symptoms of coronavirus are encouraged to get tested

•           All children and adults England (any age)

•           In children under 5 the preferred route is via clinical advice and testing

•           5-11-year olds can only have the test administered by a parent/guardian

•           12-17-year olds can self-administer a test or have their parent/guardian do so on their behalf.

How to book a test

•           People can register for a test at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus, after checking their symptoms.

•           Those who do not have any access to the internet, or who have difficulty with the digital portals, can ring a new 119 service to book their test. People with hearing or speech difficulties can call 18001 119.

•           Tests for essential workers are prioritised over the tests available for the wider public through the NHS.

•           If you are an essential worker, or live with an essential worker you can apply via the testing for essential workers link

When to apply for a test

•           Apply within the first 3 days of having symptoms. The test is best taken within 5 days of symptoms starting.

Schools should ask parents and staff to inform them immediately of the results of a test to take appropriate actions as highlighted in section 1 above.

•           If a local area sees a spike in infection rates that is resulting in localised community spread, appropriate authorities will decide which measures to implement to help contain the spread. The Department for Education will be involved in decisions at a local and national level affecting a geographical area, and will support appropriate authorities and individual settings to follow the health advice.

•           For individuals or bubbles of self-isolating pupils, remote education plans will be put in place. These should meet the same expectations as those for any pupils who cannot yet attend school at all due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

•           Google Classroom will be used across Y1-6

•           Paper packs will be made available for EYFS children.

•           In the event of a local outbreak, the PH health protection team or local authority may advise a school or number of schools to close temporarily to help control transmission.. This may involve a return to remaining open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers, and providing remote education for all other pupils.

Advice for Parents

Uniform does not need to be cleaned any more often than usual, nor do they need to be cleaned using methods which are different from normal

The amount of equipment their children bring into school each day, is limited to essentials such as lunch boxes, hats, coats, books and bags

Only one parent should attend the setting when dropping off or collecting a child.

If parents of pupils with significant risk factors are concerned, we recommend schools discuss their concerns and provide reassurance of the measures they are putting in place to reduce the risk in school.

The school will be using class bubbles.

Those positive with Covid-19 or symptoms - phone or email notification to be urgently made to the school and affected persons to stay away from site until required isolation periods have passed.

Parents should follow the guidance below.

COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection guidance

Communication Protocol – Covid 19

Internal School Communication

  1. No morning briefings. Headteacher will email all staff every morning as through lockdown.
  2. No staff meetings. Phases will be assigned CPD remotely each week to enable social distancing.
  3. Any training/ CPD will be online and therefore can be accessed remotely.
  4. All bubbles will be issued with a mobile phone to be kept charged and in a safe place in the bubble. Bubble leaders should take it with them at playtimes and for outdoor learning. MDAs to carry it at lunchtimes. This is for emergency use only – the office mobile number will be stored on there. If help is needed, for example if a child is sick, contact the office to let them know.
  5. Phone/ email communication used where available eg SLT to office, kitchen to office etc. Face to face conversations should be limited and social distancing maintained when they do take place.
  6. All office transactions to be made through the access window near the front entrance to avoid compromising social distancing in the office.
  7. Photocopying for bubbles etc to be completed using the copier in the bean bag room (next to HLTA base) rather than the office copier.
  8. Admin tasks should be left with instructions in the staff room by the start of the day for the allocated admin LSA. Teachers will need to ensure tasks are given well in advance (eg day before they are needed). Completed tasks should be left outside the bubble for the bubble leader to collect.
  9. All face to face communications should be conducted in a socially distanced way. Staff should avoid unnecessary communication.

Parental Communication

  1. Parents have been advised that if their child needs to be accompanied to the education or childcare setting, only one parent should attend.
  2. Parents have been advised their allocated drop off and collection times and the process for doing so, including protocols for minimising adult to adult contact (for example, which entrance to use).
  3. Parents have been informed that they cannot gather at entrance gates or doors, or enter the site.
  4. Unless they have a pre-arranged appointment, which should be conducted safely, parents should phone or email queries, information etc to the office. The office can then promptly communicate with the bubble leader (text message).
  5. Those positive with Covid-19 or symptoms must phone or email an urgent notification to the school and affected persons must stay away from site until required isolation periods have passed.
  6. Information for parents will be posted onto website, messaged via Ping and Group Call and posted to families who cannot access the internet.
  7. School contact details are on the website.

Front Office Protocol – Covid 19

  1. There will be clear signage in the front office, including pictorial, regarding safety

measures e.g. social distancing, hygiene and hand cleaning. 

  1. Screens will be in place to separate staff. 
  2. Demarcation to maintain safe distancing of 2 metres. 
  3. Controlled entry through the front office. Hand sanitiser and temperature check. No more than two people in the foyer at one time. 
  4. Non-touch temperature scanners to be used to check temperatures of children, staff, parents and visitors as they enter the building. 
  5. Parents and children have been advised of their allocated drop off and collection times and the process for doing so, including protocols for minimising adult to adult contact. 
  6. Parents should phone or email queries, information etc to the office. The office to then promptly communicate with the ‘bubble’ leader (text message). 
  7. Staff and children are to use the side window if they need to communicate or give anything to the front office.  
  8. Parents will need to collect their child immediately if they show symptoms in school. 
  9. Ensure contact details for parents are kept up to date on the school records. 
  10. For persons arriving wearing face covering the Guidance published May 2020 states 

           that - ‘Used PPE and any disposable face coverings that staff, children, young  people or other learners arrive wearing should be placed in a refuse bag and can be disposed of as normal domestic waste unless the wearer has symptoms of  coronovirus...’ 

  1. All visitors required to use hand sanitiser. 
  2. Sanitisation/hand washing protocols to be observed when handling deliveries. 
  3. Use of gloves to open and check deliveries. 
  4. Contractors and delivery companies should have safe systems of work, risk assessment and Covid-19 secure arrangements 
  5. Enhanced cleaning regime in place at reception in line with COVID-19 cleaning of non-healthcare settings guidance.

Midday Assistants Protocol – Covid 19 

  1. Children to remain in allocated ‘bubbles’ 
  1. Social distancing guidelines to be enforced 
  1. Supervised hand washing/sanitisation before eating. 
  2. 1 MDA will be assigned to each ‘bubble’.  

In The Dining Hall: 

  1. One-way system: children will enter the dining hall via the playground and leave via the corridor. 
  2. No queues. Children are seated immediately at their table, appropriately distanced. 
  3. There will be three sittings. Each ‘bubble’ will be assigned to set tables (there is room for four ‘bubbles’ in the dining hall). 
  4. Bubbles will sit together whether they are home packed lunch or school dinners. 
  5. Food will be brought to children at the tables.  
  6. Full school meal provision. Cutlery to be dispensed by MDA (gloves to be worn).
  7. Children to take beakers of water from a tray and MDAs to pour water for them. 
  8. Middays to clean down tables and seats between sittings. 
  1. Waste to be double bagged and removed between sittings. 
  1. Increased cleaning of hard surfaces.


  1. Strictly follow the set time and play zone timetable.
  1. ‘Bubbles’ have been allocated to a zone for each day. 
  1. Zones will be cordoned and entrances/exits assigned. 
  1. Access to zones needs to avoid contact with other ‘bubbles’. 
  1. Social distancing guidelines are to be applied within each ‘bubble’ and zone. 
  1. Prevent/reduce use of outdoor play equipment wherever possible (the virus lasts longe on metal surfaces) 
  2. Minimise sharing of items. Items to be washed/sanitised before sharing/re-use by another person. 
  3. Encourage games which can be played without contact. 
  4. EYFS – no soft play items in the quad.
  5. MDA to supervise children going to the toilet and sanitising their hands in last 15 minutes of the lunch hour.
  1. Rigorous cleaning of equipment after use.

Parents Protocol – Covid 19

  1. Clear signage at the gates and entry approaches will remind parents of safety measures e.g. social distancing, hygiene and hand cleaning. 
  2. Only one parent can drop off and collect children. They will not be able to gather at entrance gates or enter the school site.  
  3. There will be 2 metre demarcation on school entry approaches. There will be staggered school start times for year group ‘bubbles’ 
    • Nursery - 8:30 at the Heathway entrance/12:00 at the front office 
    • Reception - 8:40 at the Heathway entrance 
    • Year 1 – 8.50 at the Heathway entrance
    • Year 2 – 9.00 at the Heathway entrance 
    • Year 3 – 8:30 at the Wood Lane entrance 
    • Year 4 – 8:40 at the Wood Lane entrance 
    • Year 5 – 8:50 at the Wood Lane entrance 
    • Year 6 – 9.00 at the Wood Lane entrance 
    • ARP - bus children to staff entrance, other ARP children via the front office. 
  1. Any child who shows any coronavirus symptoms will be sent home/collected by parents immediately.  
  2. Parents have been informed that they are to urgently notify the school of any affected family members and they are to stay away from the school site until required isolation is over. 
  3. Parents will be advised of the testing arrangements available to them. 
  4. Parents have been advised of the guidance around children who should be shielded and those who could return to school. 
  5. Parents are to telephone/email the office for appointments or to pass on information to teachers to reduce visits to reception.  
  6. Parents will be required to make an appointment to see a member of staff in an
    1. appropriate place. 
  7. Staggered finish times: Bubbles are to be dismissed one at a time. 
    • Nursery - 11:30 at the Heathway entrance/3:00 at the Heathway entrance
    • Reception – 3.10 at the Heathway entrance 
    • Year 1 – 3.20 at the Heathway entrance
    • Year 2 – 3.30 at the Heathway entrance 
    • Year 3 – 3.00 at the Wood Lane entrance 
    • Year 4 – 3.10 at the Wood Lane entrance 
    • Year 5 – 3.20 at the Wood Lane entrance 
    • Year 6 – 3.30 at the Wood Lane entrance 
    • ARP - bus children from staff entrance, other ARP children via the front office. 
  1. Updates to guidance for parents will be posted on the school website or posted. 
  2. Parent conduct policy has been reviewed to include Covid-19 related antisocial behaviour. 

Classroom Protocol – Covid 19 

  1. Staff will need to be at the gates every morning to welcome children, line them up,  distanced, and lead them to their allocated classroom. 
  2. There will be 2 metre demarcation on school entry approaches (pictorial notices re social distancing will be displayed). 
  3. SLT and bubble leaders will supervise the queues at the relevant gates. 
  4. Children will have their temperature checked by designated staff before entering their assigned classroom and then wash their hands at the sanitiser station. 
  5. Children will need to enter and leave classes from the playground door where possible at the beginning and the end of the day. Y5 to enter and exit via the dining hall linkway door to the playground.
  1. Corridor coat pegs are not to be used – coats to be kept on chairs. 
  2. Children are to stay in their allocated classroom ‘bubbles’. Children are not expected to socially distance within their bubble. Adults are expected to socially distance as they are allowed to move between bubbles.
  3. Tables are to be spaced as far apart as possible, 2 children to a table, facing the front of the class. 2 metre distancing at the front of the classroom for adult distancing.
  4. Movement within classrooms is to be minimised.
  5. Keep classrooms well ventilated – doors and windows to remain open. 
  6. Each bubble will have a weekly timetable for designated zones and staggered times for break, lunch and afternoon activities. Equipment used to be cleaned after use.
  7. Children will have individual stationery packs. Books and other resources will be stored in individual trays on their tables.
  8. Children will attend school in PE kit on PE days.
  9. Children can take home and bring back a reading book. Books to be stored for 72 hours before reissue when they are changed. 
  10. No marking of books, verbal feedback, self-marking only. EY observations to be completed as usual.
  11. IPads will be allocated to individuals. Remote learning using Google Classroom will continue as part of in-school teaching. Recovery Curriculum in place.
  12. PE equipment, music instruments, art materials, DT equipment not to be shared and cleaned after use. 
  13. Classroom assemblies every day to include school reflection.
  14. The library will be closed initially whilst routines are established.
  15. The gym will be timetabled for PE sessions and can be used for small group support at other times.
  16. EYFS verandah to be cordoned off for each bubble – any equipment that can’t be cleaned easily is to be removed.  
  1. There will be cleaning stations in all bubble rooms, the hall, staffroom and office areas. 
  2. Sanitiser to be use for cleaning EYFS toys, equipment after use, ready for the next day. 
  3. Additional and unnecessary furniture, soft play items with intricate parts will be removed to maintain safe distance in Nursery and Reception rooms. 
  4. Minimise sharing/touching of items. Items to be sanitised before sharing (including PCs)/re-use by another person. 
  5. Teachers to make sure they wash their hands and surfaces before and after handling pupils’ books. 
  6. Tissues will be available to clear up spills and to catch sneezes in line with Catch it/Bin it/Kill it advice. 
  1. There will be increased cleaning frequencies of hard surfaces/emptying of bins (before school and during lunch). 
  2. Hand washing protocol to be increased to before and after use of toilet facilities. Classes will be allocated toilets.  
  3. Normal personal hygiene and washing of clothes. 
  1. Any child that shows any coronavirus symptoms will be sent home/collected by parents immediately. Follow C19 Infection Protocol including isolation and testing guidance.

Social Distancing Protocol

  1. Social distancing is defined by the Government as 1m+.
  2. Children in school are not required to socially distance within their bubbles, but bubbles are required to remain separate.
  3. Adults in school are required to socially distance themselves from children and from each other, preferably 2m, where possible.
  4. Classrooms should be set up so children face the front of the classroom with enough space for adults to maintain their distance while teaching.
  5. Adults should limit their contact with each other, although communication is essential to meet children’s needs. Email, use of bubble phones etc are recommended as alternative methods of communication.
  6. The staff room is large enough for several staff at a time to be socially distancing.
  7. Adults are responsible for their own social distancing and should respect others’ right to socially distance.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. B. Turner

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