Stay safe & alert at School

Date: 19 Jun 2020

This weeks Blog

Stay safe and alert at school

This week schools welcomed back more students, non-essential shops and businesses have opened but this does not mean we should relax and become complacent to the precautionary guidance of Covid19.  The Department of Education guidance still states we need to continue following recommendations of hygiene and protection; such as frequent hand washing, cover the mouth and nose with disposable tissues when you cough or sneeze, catch it, bin it, kill it , is an NHS resource you can use for display. 

Teach young people about how to prevent the spread of infection, try the free PHE educational resource, e-Bug, which is fun and accessible for classroom and home use. Try engaging the parents who are home teaching to use the resource too.

The activities and lesson plans of the e-Bug resource have been designed to compliment the National Curriculum. All topics have been mapped so that you can find resources easily and link them to the subject you teach. The student pages compliment the teacher resources by providing online games, revision pages and lots more to continue the learning experience at home.

As a food technologist I relate applying the Covid19 hygiene routine to be like preventing food poisoning in the kitchen. Before handling food we always ensure clean hands. If we touch anything that is likely to cause contamination, like raw meat, we rewash our hands. All surfaces and utensils are cleaned before and after use with a disinfectant. We stay away from the food preparation areas if we are ill. We don’t like people coughing or sneezing all over the food. So by being precautionary and preventing the spread of Covid, we need to adjust our cleaning and hygiene habits and have effective measures in controlling the spread of this awful virus.

It’s always nice to hear the different practices carried out in schools, so please share your experiences and thoughts with us on the Healthy Schools website.