Information

Updated:  01.08.22

 

PREVENTION

  • We will continue to have an Outbreak Management Plan which sets out how we will respond in different scenarios, including business continuity planning and implementation of additional control measures in response to an outbreak.
  • We will continue to implement standard measures to reduce the risk of infections circulating in settings including hygiene practices, ventilation, and cleaning.  The Government has asked that we promote the Childhood Immunisation Schedule.
  • Staff will continue to engage with all training offered to ensure that our knowledge and awareness of Covid control and mitigation of risk infection is fully informed.  
  • Staff will attend training and make use of highly recommend e-Bug resources to help teach our children about microbes, infection, prevention and control, antibiotics and vaccination.  More information is on the GHLL website   
 
CONTROL:  
  • From 1st April, children and young people and staff who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they feel well enough.  Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.
  • We may also consider seeking specialist advice from the South West Health Protection Team if we are concerned and have seen:

-          a higher than previously experienced and/or rapidly increasing number of staff or student absences due to acute respiratory infection or diarrhoea and vomiting, e.g. if there is a doubling of absences across the setting or in a year group in a short space of time.

-          evidence of severe disease due to an infection, for example if a pupil, student, child or staff member is admitted to hospital for an overnight stay or longer.

-          more than one infection circulating in the same group of students and staff for example chicken pox and scarlet fever.

OUTBREAK MANAGEMENT PLAN

  • We will continue to have an Outbreak Management Plan which sets out how we will respond in different scenarios, including business continuity planning and implementation of additional control measures in response to an outbreak.  This can be found on the Home Page of the school website.  

 

From 1 April, the Government removed the health and safety requirement for every employer to explicitly consider COVID-19 in their risk assessments.  The Government ‘Working Safely’ guidance has now been replaced by new public health guidance.  Schools should continue to consider the needs of employees at greater risk from COVID-19, including those whose immune system means they are at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19.

 

The Government’s aim is for COVID-19 to be managed like any other respiratory illness.  

 

For the Government's Living with Covid Plan, please see here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-living-with-covid-19/covid-19-response-living-with-covid-19

 

For NHS information on COVID, please see here: