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COVID

Please see the risk assessment which we use to ensure children, staff and families are protected as far as possible against the virus. 

In brief, our main measure are:

Ventilation - windows and doors open

Regular Cleaning - in between sessions and deep cleans daily by cleaning team

Hygiene - regular handwashing for children and staff

Education - Catch it, bin it, kill it - cough into sleeve, use tissues, wash hands

Socially distance - staff to observe social distancing from each other

Limited visitors: One parent on site

 

20 April 2022

Dear Parents and Carers, 

 

RE: government updates to Covid restrictions. 

On the 1 April the government updated its next steps for living with Covid-19 guidance, with the current status of population being much stronger protected against CV19 than at any other point in the pandemic. The living with CV19 means that we must manage the virus like other respiratory infections, and for that reason regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any educational setting, including SEND. To coincide with these changes to restrictions the NHS have published the following:

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms  

 

The main changes are summarised below: 

 

·Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home to avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school when they no longer have a high temperature and they feel well enough to attend. For children and young people aged 18 and younger with a positive case should stay at home and avoid other people for 3 days

·Adults with symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell should try and stay at home to avoid contact with people until they feel better to resume their normal activities and that they no longer have a high temperature. Adults with a positive Covid-19 test result should stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days

 
 

Children aged 12 to 15 are still able to access the vaccine outside of school at locations such as walk-in centres and pharmacies. Healthy 5 to 11 year olds are currently being offered the covid-19 vaccine and this will take place outside of school at walk-in centres, GP surgeries, pharmacies and parents of 5 to 11 year olds will receive a letter from the NHS with the details and further information.

 

Best wishes,

Stuart

 

Stuart McGregor CMIOSH, MIIRSM, MIIAI, AFAAM, AFOH, MIFSM, RSP, RRP

Head of Health and Safety

 

Registered Risk Practitioner

Registered Safety Practitioner

Juniper Ventures Limited

Juniper Health and Safety

The Old Town Hall, 29 Broadway, London, E15 4BQ

Direct Line: 020 33738556

Mobile: 07904041672

Email: stuart.mcgregor@juniperventures.co.uk

Website: www.juniperventures.co.uk

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