Contingency plans for COVID-19
Reviewed- Monday 15th November 2021- no changes
Please read in conjunction with latest DFE advice: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1011704/20210817_Contingency_Fram ework_FINAL.pdf
Low Community Transmission. No or very few (under 5) School Cases.
Cases of Covid locally are low and/ or stable.
Hospitalisation/ Deaths due to Covid nationally are low.
No Covid measures are necessary beyond:
Reminding children of good hand-hygiene. · Continue with regular cleaning schedule as we have now
Ensuring good ventilation encouraged where practical.
Ensuring Children / Staff to stay at home if they have Covid Symptoms (and to book a PCR test).
Staff will continue to test themselves using Lateral flow tests twice a week.
Rapidly Rising Community Transmission
Increasing number of COVID cases across school
Cases of Covid are rising rapidly in the community
SCC report increasing cases/ Public Health England (UK health security agency) issue warnings of expected local/ national infection wave.
Ventilation of classrooms increased
Masks in communal areas
Staff-room capacity is reduced. Year group assemblies are replaced with virtual assemblies. Clinically Vulnerable staff meet with Line-Managers to review their individual risk assessment & discuss additional protection
A positive case
A single child or adult tests positive for Covid in a class. There are fewer than 5 cases in the year group. No other year groups are affected.
The child/adult self-isolates for 10 days. Remote learning (AR/TTS/Bug Club) and a home learning pack will be provided if requested and they are well enough to complete it. The parents of the child/ close contacts of the adult are contacted directly by NHS Track and Trace to establish likely contacts. Likely contacts will be contacted by NHS Track & Trace and advised to book at PCR Test. If identified as a close contact- all children or any staff who are double vaccinated do not need to miss school or self-isolate whilst they wait for the result of the PCR test unless they have Covid Symptoms.
5 children or staff within a year group test positive within 10 days of each other. OR 10% of children or staff who have mixed closely have tested positive within a 10 day period
There have been 5 cases of Covid across a year group within 10 days, which could mean that Covid is spreading within that group of children.
As above for each positive case.
The school will discuss the outbreak with PHE and agree strengthening protective measures for 10 school days, including: Adapting, limiting or postponing indoor sporting events, trips, open days. Assemblies in classrooms not in year groups. Reducing the amount of classes staff work across and children mix with. Consider reintroducing class room based lunches. Strongly encourage primary aged children to LFD test at home twice a week. There may be a need to send a class bubble home at this stage- advice will be sought with DFE and local Public Health. If this is the case, remote learning to be provided within 24 hours
Phased Recovery Plan for September 2021 Onwards*
*To be used alongside the latest government COVID guidance and school’s risk assessment. Any plans in this document are subject to change based on reviews of each phase, and any changes to COVID/H&S guidance or risk assessments. This largely covers the practical changes taking place due to changes in national guidance, rather than curriculum recovery.
Phase 1: September to October
Phase 2: October to Christmas (Planned but may be revised based on data available nearer the time.)
Phase 3: January onwards (Planned but may be revised based on data available nearer the time.)
Drop-off and collection
Regular LFD testing