Covid – 19 Information Page

As a result of the huge efforts everyone has made to adhere to strict social distancing measures, the transmission rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) has decreased. The Government therefore anticipate, with further progress, that we may be able, from the week commencing 1 June, to welcome you back to College. We will only do this provided that the Government confirms that the 5 key tests set by government justify the changes at the time, including that the rate of infection is decreasing, and the enabling programmes set out in the roadmap are operating effectively.

Assuming that the 5 key tests set by the Government are met and you are able to do so, we will be welcoming you back into College the week commencing the 1st June 2020. Below, you will find a detailed explanation of the measures I am putting in place to ensure your safety and these have been led by the Department for Education and based on their advice.

REOPENING

  1. Harrison College will organise classrooms and other learning environments maintaining space between seats and desks where possible
  2. We will consider how young people arrive and reduce any unnecessary travel public transport by requesting that parents/carers offer transport or by utilising private hire companies.
  3. Refresh the timetable:
  • decide which lessons or activities will be delivered
  • stagger break times (including lunch)
  • stagger drop-off and collection times
  • Supplement remote education with some face to face support for students
  • plan parents’ drop-off and pick-up protocols that minimise adult to adult contact
  1. Harrison College will be de-contaminated and santised by Harrison Facilities Management. This was carried out and a certificate of completion can be viewed on request.

CLEANING AND HYGEINE

  1. Harrison College will follow the COVID-19: cleaning of non-healthcare settings guidance
  2. Ensure that sufficient handwashing facilities are available and provide hand sanitiser in classrooms and other learning environments
  3. Clean surfaces that young people are touching, such as toys, books, desks, chairs, doors, sinks, toilets, light switches, bannisters, more regularly than normal
  4. Ensure that all adults and young people:
  • frequently wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and dry thoroughly. Review the guidance on hand cleaning
  • Clean their hands on arrival at the setting, before and after eating, and after sneezing or coughing
  • Are encouraged not to touch their mouth, eyes and nose
  • Use a tissue or elbow to cough or sneeze and use bins for tissue waste (‘catch it, bin it, kill it’)
  • Ensure that bins for tissues are emptied throughout the day
  • Where possible, all spaces should be well ventilated using natural ventilation (opening windows) or ventilation units
  • Prop doors open, where safe to do so (bearing in mind fire safety and safeguarding), to limit use of door handles and aid ventilation
  1. Reduce the use of shared resources:
  • By limiting the amount of shared resources that are taken home and limit exchange of take-home resources between young people and staff. Students will use their allocated laptops and this will be labelled with their name along with the battery charger. Laptops will be cleaned at the star to of each day in College.
  • By seeking to prevent the sharing of stationery and other equipment where possible. Shared materials and surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected more frequently
  • Students will sit at an allocated desk, 2m apart from another young person. Folders and stationery will be allocated to each student and cleaned at the end of each day and will only be used by the same student each day.

 

Coronavirus Information

We are following the guidance from Pubic Health England and the Department for Education and further advice and guidance can be found on their website by clicking the link below:

https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-schools-and-other-educational-settings

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