We need everyone to help us minimise the spread of COVID-19 within and around our schools by understanding the expectations we have.
- Go to school if it is open, you have no COVID-19 symptoms and have not been in contact with a confirmed case.
- Wash hands often and thoroughly throughout the day.
- Maintain 2-metre social distancing where possible.
- In our Sandwell secondary schools, staff and students need to wear face coverings in situations where it is not possible to maintain 2m social distancing, unless exempt under government guidelines.
- In our Dudley secondary schools, staff and students need to wear face coverings in situations outside of classrooms where it is not possible to maintain 2m social distancing, unless exempt under government guidelines. For example, moving around corridors and communal areas.
- Make sure your child goes to school if it is open, they have no COVID-19 symptoms and have not been in contact with a confirmed case.
- Tell your school immediately if your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms of Covid-19:
– A high temperature
– A new, continuous cough
– A loss of change to sense of smell or taste
- Tell your school immediately if your child or a member of your household received a positive test.
- Inform your school immediately if your child has been in contact with someone with COVID-19.
- Follow government guidelines on self-isolating.
- Only visit the site in person if it is essential.
- If you need to visit the site, you must:
– Not have any symptoms of COVID-19.
– Not have been in contact with a confirmed case in the last 10 days.
– Wear a face covering at all times, unless exempt under government guidelines.
– Sign in on arrival.
– Follow all local procedures.
For our Schools:
- Do our best to mitigate risks to ensure safety.
- Continue to provide exceptional education for our learners, and support the emotional wellbeing of our learners, families, and staff.
- Follow Government and Public Health England advice to protect everyone’s safety and wellbeing.
- Work closely with the local authorities to ensure a consistent and measured approach to the support of children and families.
- Clearly communicate and consult with families, staff, and other key stakeholders to seek to ease their concerns.