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The Cambridge Primary School

The Cambridge

Primary School

Covid-19 Information

Please find information below regarding the schools Covid-19 arrangements and communication.

This risk assessment is developed from the current government guidance and is reviewed as new guidance is published. The mental health and wellbeing of staff and children are placed alongside safety as well as the practicalities and limitations of the school. The government recognises that organisation of a school is effected by the children’s ability to distance from staff and from each other, the lay out of the school and the feasibility to keep distinct groups separate whilst offering a broad and balanced curriculum. Following this guidance, whilst also taking into the consideration the age, lay out and logistics of The Cambridge Primary School, the school will be considered one ‘super-bubble’ although learning will take place in smaller ‘bubble’ sizes of 30. There is no expectation of the children within a class bubble to social distance between them and, therefore, may play and work in close proximity of each other, staff are encouraged to keep a 2 metre distance from children and other adults and work for no longer than 15 minutes with an individual or groups at a closer proximity.  In addition to this, if needed, all staff can operate across different classes/bubbles in order to facilitate the delivery of the school timetable, such as PPA and individual pupil support plans. Staff will therefore cross class Bubbles in order to provide pastoral care, interventions and/or SEN support in line with statutory requirements.  This will be under the direction of the Headteacher.

Symptoms are described by NHS:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/

  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

 

System Controls https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools#section-2-school-operations

Prevention

  1. minimise contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend school
  2. clean hands thoroughly more often than usual
  3. ensure good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach
  4. introduce enhanced cleaning, including cleaning frequently touched surfaces often, using standard products such as detergents
  5. minimise contact between individuals and maintain social distancing wherever possible. Schools must properly consider this and put in place measures that suit their particular circumstances.
  6. where necessary, wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in specific circumstances, for example a medical mask instructed to be used for specific clinical reasons and evidence is shown for this.

 

Response to any infection - must be followed in every case where they are relevant.

1) engage with the NHS Test and Trace process

2) manage confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) amongst the school community

3) contain any outbreak by following local health protection team advice