Since the start of the global pandemic, we have worked hard to ensure the safety of our pupils and staff members. Regular communication with parents has enabled us to navigate this difficult season as a community.
Throughout, we have closely followed government guidance, enabling us to sustain a safe learning environment for our children.
While it is no longer a requirement for employers to explicitly consider COVID-19 in their risk assessments (please see workplace guidance), as a precaution, we will continue to review our COVID-19 Risk Assessment for the time being. Our COVID-19 Risk Assessment is treated as a working document so that we can monitor the effectiveness of our controls.
Our measures of control are as follows:
Ensuring good hygiene for everyone
Maintaining appropriate cleaning regimes
Keeping occupied spaces well ventilated
Following public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19
Additionally, we have an Outbreak Management Plan, which outlines how we will operate to help manage a COVID-19 outbreak within our setting or local area.
April 2022 Update
In accordance with COVID:19 Response: Living with COVID:19, there is now no legal requirement for people to self-isolate following a positive test. Neither is there a legal requirement for close contacts to either self-isolate or to test daily.
Adults and children who have symptoms of a respiratory infection, including COVID-19, should follow the UKHSA guidance. Children who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can go back to school and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature and are well enough to attend.