COVID-19 Advice for Schools

COVID-19 Advice for Schools

Published on Wednesday 29th July 2020

Schools and other educational facilities are undertaking precautions in line with the latest government guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19 amongst staff, students, and visitors.

Schools and other educational facilities are undertaking precautions in line with the latest government guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19 amongst staff, students, and visitors.

 
Additionally, with all pupils returning full time from September, extra controls such as one-way systems around buildings and staggered break times, are being implemented to deal with the increase in footfall. 

 

How likely are children to get COVID-19?

Relatively few cases of COVID-19 are reported among children, however as this is a new virus, health professionals are still learning how coronavirus can affect the young, and whether they are more or less likely to get or pass it on (Unichef, March 2020).

 

How does coronavirus spread?

If an infected person coughs or sneezes, their droplets can land and contaminate surfaces and individuals nearby.
 
The COVID-19 virus may survive on surfaces for several hours, so individuals who have touch unclean, contaminated surfaces can become infected, by touching their face, including eyes, nose or mouth.

 

What COVID-19 preventions and controls are schools undertaking?

Schools are being instructed to follow and monitor changing government guidelines, but recommendations can include:
 
  • Sick students, teachers and other staff should not come to school.
  • Enforce regular hand washing with safe water and soap, alcohol rub or handsanitizer.
  • Daily disinfection and cleaning of school surfaces. 
  • Schools should provide water, sanitation and waste management facilities and follow cleaning and decontamination procedures.
  • Promote social distancing were appropriate (including limiting large groups of people coming together).
  • Assemblies will not be allowed.
  • One-way systems around buildings.
  • Face shields for teachers and support staff. 
 
It is important to note that the types of COVID preventions being implemented can vary depending on government guidelines and factors such as the type of school (e.g. primary, secondary, SEN, college, or university), size and age range of students.
 

What building work might be necessary? 

Government COVID-19 advise promotes the need for smaller class ‘bubbles. Therefore, temporary modular classrooms are potentially required prior to the September return date to accommodate smaller groups. Plus, different entrances and exits could be arranged to aid one-way systems. 
 
Ramps and steps may be required for such controls. Plus, wheelchair-accessible entrances for new disabled pupils starting in September. 
 

 

When dealing with large crowds of passengers, a versatile barrier system can make all the difference to aiding social distancing and ultimately, easing the spread of Covid-19.

Our barrier system can be erected in a matter of minutes to form two-metre distance queues in car parks, at school gates, canteen areas and entrances/exits.

How can Rapid Ramp help? 

We offer a supply and install service for fast access to school buildings.
Access options include:
 

CASE STUDIES

Abingdon and Witney College

MODULAR ACCESS TO THE DANCE STUDIO

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Location : Witney, Oxfordshire
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GRP Ramp, University of the Arts

Application : Education
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Lord Derby Academy

CALCULATING ACCESS TO THE MATHS HUB

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System : Standard Ramp System

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Uxendon Manor Primary School

SCHOOL EXPANSION PROJECT - RAMPS & STEPS FOR MODULAR CLASSROOMS

Application : Education
Location : Harrow, London
System : Standard Ramp System

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Wix & Wrabness Pre-school

REPLACING A WOODEN RAMP

Application : Education
Location : Manningtree, Essex
System : Standard Ramp System

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Woodthorpe School

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS TO THE PLAYGROUND

Application : Education
Location : Nottingham, Midlands
System : Standard Ramp System

Supply & Install

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