Schools: Coronavirus:Written question - 47251

Q
(Gillingham and Rainham)
Asked on: 15 May 2020
Department for Education
Schools: Coronavirus
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what safety (a) guidance and (b) support will be issued to schools that will be reopening on 1 June 2020 during the covid-19 outbreak.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 26 May 2020

The Department’s latest guidance for schools to support their widening opening from 1 June 2020 is available here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-schools-and-other-educational-settings.

In all education, childcare and social care settings, a range of approaches and actions should be employed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Schools should follow the hierarchy of controls that, when implemented, creates an inherently safer system, where the risk of transmission of infection is substantially reduced. These include:

  • minimising contact with individuals who are unwell or who have coronavirus symptoms;
  • frequently cleaning hands;
  • ensuring good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach;
  • regular cleaning of settings; and
  • minimising contact and mixing.

Particular advice on implementing protective measures is available here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-implementing-protective-measures-in-education-and-childcare-settings/coronavirus-covid-19-implementing-protective-measures-in-education-and-childcare-settings.

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