School Health Policy and Information Announcement To The Coronavirus Disease

February 23, 2020

The school health policy and information announcement
to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease
(Updated 19 August 2021)

 

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The School continues to implement procedures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission on both our campuses.

1.) We undertake regular deep cleaning of both school campuses before any school reopening and will continue to do so for all areas of the school campuses on an ongoing regular basis during this time.

2.) All students, parents, teachers and staff will continue to be temperature checked upon entry to the school on both campuses with sanitizing gel distributed. This procedure will continue for the foreseeable future.

3.) All members of the school community must continue to wear face coverings at all times they are on campus.

4.) We will continue to closely monitor the temperatures and health of all the boarding community by doing regular temperature checks, as well as the day students arrive at school.

5.) In addition, we use lateral flow COVID-19 testing kits for our boarding students and staff on a regular basis when they are on site in the boarding houses.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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What measures has the school taken to protect my child against COVID-19?

The school continues to implement a number of preventative measures to try and ensure the safety and well-being of all our students. Please see above for further details of our COVID-19 ongoing preventative measures.
The school continues to follow the official advice regarding COVID-19 from the MOE, ISAT and the MOPH and the Headmaster will provide updates to parents and guardians on a regular basis as and when needed.

Can I request that my child does not participate in school activities?

All children will attend classes as normal and are expected to take part in all scheduled school activities. This includes break time, PE, Swimming, and specialist classes.

Is it safe for my child to use the swimming pool?

Both our swimming pools are maintained to international standards and are chlorinated regularly. They are cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. The use of chlorine as a disinfectant is an internationally recognised practice to ensure that pools are safe to use.

Is it mandatory to wear masks during this time?

YES – all students, staff, parents and visitors must wear a mask at all times when on both EY and WP campus.

What do I tell my child about COVID-19 as they are worried?

  • Study the facts of the virus before speaking to your child. We highly recommend you visit the WHO site and become fully informed.
  • Speak calmly and answer questions in a reassuring manner.
  • Remind them to be vigilant about hand washing regularly, use hand gels, cover their mouth and nose with their arm when they sneeze or cough.
  • Discuss with them why they may see children wearing masks, gently correct any misinformation they may have.
  • Allow them to express their feelings  and remind them that all students treat each other with respect and to not jump to any conclusions on another child’s health.