School Safety Guiding Principles – a guide for learners, caregivers, educators and school staff.
There are a number of preconditions required for schools to be reopened safely in the COVID-19 disaster period. We have put together a simple guide for learners, caregivers, educators and school staff to make sense of what is needed for school safety and hygiene during this period.
You can read it here:
We based this guide off two documents:
- The Department of Basic Education’s STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE FOR THE PREVENTION, CONTAINMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF COVID-19 IN SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL COMMUNITIES, which is mandatory to adhere to,
- and the GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS ON MAINTAINING HYGIENE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
If you are a learner, parent, caregiver, educator or school staff member, explore the principles below. If you don’t think your school complies to these principles and is therefore unprepared be reopened safely, you can send an email to email@example.com , or call/Whatsapp 0674196841 or 0607540751 with details.
If you would like more detailed (but non-mandatory) guidelines on school safety, sanitation and hygiene during COVID-19, you can consult these guides from the World Health Organisation and the Colleges of Medicine South Africa:
WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION | CONSIDERATIONS FOR SCHOOL-RELATED PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19
THE COLLEGES OF MEDICINE OF SOUTH AFRICA | GUIDANCE DOCUMENT 4 REDUCING TRANSMISSION OF COVID-19 IN THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT: INFORMING PUBLIC HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS
We have also put together this infographic for learners to help them adapt to this ‘new normal’. It details what learners need to do during every part of the school day.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A LEARNER DURING COVID-19