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Thrybergh Fullerton Covid Risk Assessment

Government guidance:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/999689/Schools_guidance_Step_4_update_FINAL.pdf

Date reviewed (review recommended once a month or when guidance and practices change):  27.8.21

 

Reviewed by: R. Allard

Arrangements that change from 1 September 2021:

  • No class bubbles needed (refer to risk assessment below for when this could potentially be needed).
  • Whole school assemblies can be introduced again.
  • Visitors can attend school (no face mask required - refer to risk assessment below for when this could potentially be needed.)
  • Face masks are now not mandatory for staff in central areas (refer to risk assessment below for when this could potentially be needed).
  • Lunchtime can return to dining halls with mixed year groups.
  • No requirement to social distance (refer to risk assessment below for when this could potentially be needed).
  • The school is no longer responsible for test track and trace for the school community.

Arrangements that need to continue in September 2021:

  • Lateral flow tests must be used by staff twice weekly until the end of September 2021, after which this will be reviewed. All staff MUST have a lateral flow test on the morning of the INSET day 1/9/21.
  • Children and staff who have symptoms of Covid should not attend school but should have a PCR test.
  • Children no longer need to self-isolate if they are a close contact of someone with a positive case of Covid
  • Thorough and robust cleaning regime remains in place.
  • Rooms must continue to be well ventilated.
  • Pupils and adults must continue to wash hands regularly.
  • Number of people on the school site in close proximity to continue to be reduced. Parents and Cares to continue to drop off and collect children at the classroom door or school gates where applicable. Parents to be invited into school for planned events where numbers can be managed – assemblies, class workshops etc.
  • Children who are unable to attend school due to covid but are well enough to access education should engage in remote education.
  • Children not attending due to Covid who are eligible for FSM should still receive their entitlement.
  • All children expected to attend school unless advise not to do so due to Covid. All absences to be dealt with under the school’s attendance policy.
  • Children who should be attending school but aren’t due to concerns about Covid 19 should be discussed with LA attendance leads and EHE lead to agree best course of action.

 

Outbreak Management Plan (risk assessment for when there is a local outbreak of several cases over 10 days or a local area outbreak and a return to some preventative measures are required for the efficient continuation of education for all pupils:

 

For most education and childcare settings, whichever of these thresholds is reached first:

• 5 children, pupils, students or staff, who are likely to have mixed closely, test positive for COVID-19 within a 10-day period; or

• 10% of children, pupils, students or staff who are likely to have mixed closely test positive for COVID-19 within a 10-day period

 

Close Contacts - For schools, this could include: a form group or subject class, a friendship group mixing at breaktimes, a sports team, a group in an after-school activity.

 

All settings should seek public health advice if a pupil, student, child or staff member is admitted to hospital with COVID-19. They can do this by phoning the DfE helpline (0800 046 8687, option 1), or in line with other local arrangements. Hospitalisation could indicate increased severity of illness or a new variant of concern. Settings may be offered public health support in managing risk assessments and communicating with staff and parents.

 

Shielding is currently paused. In the event of a major outbreak or VoC that poses a significant risk to individuals on the shielded patient list (SPL), ministers can agree to reintroduce shielding. Shielding would be considered in addition to other measures to address the residual risk to people on the SPL, once the wider interventions are taken into account.

 

 

Protective measures for when there is an outbreak in the local area or school

School response

In the event of an outbreak, have we considered how to manage transmission rates within school?

Yes – see below.

 

Do we have procedures in place to deal with any pupil or staff displaying symptoms at school?

Do we have additional rooms designated for pupils with suspected COVID-19 whilst collection is arranged?

All staff and pupils will have a temperature check if they begin to show symptoms or feel unwell. If their temperature is above 37.8, staff will be sent home and children with this temperature will not enter school: parents will take them home. During the school day, if staff or pupils display Covid-19 symptoms they will be moved to a designated room while parents are telephoned, and a PCR test is recommended. We have ensured that we have a supply of gloves and masks for staff dealing with this potential issue.

 

 

During a period of outbreak, have staff been encouraged and supported to amend classroom practice, wherever possible, to maintain social distancing?

 

During an outbreak, the following social distance measures return:

 

  • Staff reminded to limit contact to 15 minutes and keep to 1 metre where possible
  • Class bubbles return
  • Staff do not need to wear face coverings in the classroom but need to wear them in central areas.
  • All staff meetings are virtual.
  • All Collective Worship events are virtual. Parents and carers will not be permitted in the school building again.
  • Dinner service is managed within classrooms, so year groups do not mix.
  • Playtimes are staggered for bubbles.
  • Have we identified pinch points and managed accordingly?
  • Ensured that staff rooms and offices have been reviewed and appropriate configurations of furniture and workstations have been put in place to allow for social distancing
  • Outdoor spaces to be considered for use wherever possible

 

During a period of outbreak, have we ensured classrooms and spaces in school are well ventilated?

Yes. Where this is limited, we are limiting time spent in there during an outbreak.

Door to be opened whenever weather permits and on colder days, door open when children are not inside.

During a period of outbreak, have we ensured face coverings are used in communal areas by staff?

All adults to return to use of face coverings in school/ communal areas.

All visitors to wear face coverings.

During a period of outbreak, have we ensured additional cleaning procedures are in place?

 Antibacterial spray or wipes provided in each classroom, staff toilet, office space or work/staffroom areas.

 

Additional cleaning regime in place.

 

During a period of outbreak, have we considered whether it is necessary to cancel school visits and events?

Each event to be risk assessed separately to decide whether the activity poses a risk.

 

Any activities off site will more than likely be cancelled inc. school swimming and competitions.

 

Any residential visits booked over the outbreak period to be cancelled.

 

Events in school with live audiences to be postponed or delivered virtually.

 

During a period of outbreak, have we ensured staff test use lateral flow tests regularly?

Staff use lateral flow tests twice a week until the end of September 2021, after which this will be reviewed.

 

During a period of outbreak, staff continue to use lateral flow tests at least twice a week.

 

Shielding is reintroduced by national government – do we have plans to support staff who need to shield?

Members of staff advised to shield should share their letter with EHT or HoS.

 

Wherever possible, shielding member of staff should be enabled to work from home – risk assessment to be carried out.

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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