Following the new variant, Omicron, and the introduction of Plan B across England; it is critical that safety and wellbeing is at the forefront of all of our thinking. The guidance and actions for schools; updated 9th December 2021 can be found here:
The 4 control measures for the return to school are to:
- Ensure good hygiene for everyone.
- Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes.
- Keep occupied spaces well ventilated.
- Follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19.
In putting the risk assessment together we have taken on board the Government guidance and advice.
As Covid-19 becomes a virus that we learn to live with, there is an imperative to reduce the disruption to children’s and young people’s education.
Schools should aim to deliver face-to-face, high quality education to all pupils, unless instructed otherwise by the Government.
This risk assessment should be treated as a ‘living’ document with regular review and updates, as appropriate. The actions for schools are in the document linked here:
Hygiene remains an important control measure and enhanced cleaning procedures must remain central to all activities.
Trustees of Ebor Academy Trust have to be satisfied that any risks are carefully considered and mitigated as far as possible.
The risk assessment for our school can be found in the link below for your information and for reassurance that we take the health and safety of our school community very seriously.