Keeping Everyone Safe at Whittlefield Primary & Nursery School
As we return to School, please note that visitors to school are permitted strictly by appointment only, and only when your visit is essential.
If you are visiting our School with an appointment, please make sure that:
• You sign in on arrival
• You sanitise and/or wash your hands when you arrive and as necessary during your visit
• You wear a face covering whilst in school
• You maintain a safe distance (at least 1 metre, and ideally two metres) from other people
• Sign out and sanitise your hands on leaving
We have comprehensive processes in place to keep everyone safe. Further details are available on request, but key points include:
➢ We have developed a clear protocol and provision in the event of a member of staff or pupil presenting with COVID-19 symptoms while at school. This includes clearly defined safe areas for isolation until an individual is collected/goes home.
➢ We have in place additional hand gel dispensers at all entry points to classrooms and corridors.
➢ We have significantly enhanced cleaning provision.
➢ Our children have been grouped in “class bubbles”, to help minimise any unnecessary contact and enable us to track any close contacts quickly if the need arises.
➢ We are enforcing social distancing: verbal reminders and posters are reiterating the messaging, classrooms and dining rooms have been laid out to minimise face to face contact, and physical reminders such as barriers and line markings are in place to minimise inadvertent contact.
➢ We have designated drop off and pick up locations to avoid mixing at the beginning and end of each day.
➢ We have strict controls in place to ensure parents/carers do not come into school unless it is essential, and by appointment only.
How You Can Help Us:
Limiting the spread of infection is everyone’s responsibility. You can help us to keep our community safe by:
➢ Washing your hands frequently, with soap and water;
➢ Using tissues (or the crook of your elbow) whenever you need to cough or sneeze, disposing safely of your used tissues and washing your hands immediately.
➢ Staying at least 2m apart from other people.
➢ Staying away from School if you have symptoms, have tested positive for Covid-19, or have been in close contact with a confirmed case, in line with Government guidance.
➢ Respecting and supporting all of the safety measures that we have put in place.
If you have any questions about health and safety, especially as it relates to the controls we have put in place to minimise the risk from Covid-19, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Helen Kershaw, Headteacher firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs Stephanie Vent, School Business Manager email@example.com