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Kits will be supplied in boxes of 10. The number of boxes available to each school or FE provider will be proportionate to their size.
Schools and FE providers will need a Unique Organisation Number (UON) to place orders for test kits. UON will be received by email on or before 16 September. After this date, please call the Test and Trace helpdesk on 119 if the UON has not been received."
8 JULY 2020 - RISK ASSESSMENT FOR FULL OPENING SEPTEMBER 2020
Department for Education (and general Government) guidance regarding the Corona Virus is updated frequently, which affects some documents here. The risk assessment templates for schools opening wider, are two such documents. Please refer to section 3.0 (both Primary and Secondary) which details clinically vulnerable groups and shielding, in conjunction with a return to school or the wish to remain working from home. pasting
In light of the Government updates, please ensure that you review your current ways of working regarding staff and children who are affected by shielding, and / or are in extremely vulnerable / vulnerable categories. Any questions or concerns can be directed to either the LA Safety, Health and Wellbeing Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Schools Organisational Support Education Officers at EducationOfficersResolution@suffolk.gov.uk .
17 June 2020: Guiding Principles for staff returning to work - SCHOOLS' CHOICE:
Please find below a guiding principles document to support senior school leaders and headteachers in making staffing decisions alongside the wider opening of schools. Your named HR consultant or the HR duty line (0345 606 6046 option 3) will be happy to discuss this chart with you and answer any further questions you might have.
15 June 2020: Individual staff member risk assessment (returning to work):
In the documents below, you will find one called 'Individual Staff Risk Assessment - C19 - RTW'. This is a template for leaders to assess the safety of their returning staff, especially if they are in any of the vulnerable groups. It also should take into account where staff live in the same household as someone in a vulnerable group and are returning to work. Please ensure you use this template as a guide to determine the safety of your staff and of course the safety of your students and pupils.
9 June 2020: PHE Poster / Flowchart - What to do if someone has symptoms:
Public Health England have produced the flowchart below for schools to follow. If a staff member develops symptoms the school should request a priority test for keyworkers using the portal. If a pupil develops symptoms their parent should keep them at home and request a test using NHS.UK or by dialling 119 (or for children under 5 dial 111). As you will see from the flowchart, it is at the point that a staff member/pupil tests as positive for COVID that the school should contact PHE (details on the poster) to carry out a risk assessment and determine if any contacts in the school / setting need to self-isolate for 14 days. In any case, before considering partial closure or closure we would ask that schools contact us on 01473 263942.
8 June 2020: First Aid qualification update from the HSE:
The HSE’s website has been updated to: “The first aid training industry in England is confident that enough courses will now be available for all required requalification training to take place. The HSE has therefore agreed a final deadline for requalification for these qualifications of 30 September 2020”.
Follow this link for the full item: https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/first-aid-certificate-coronavirus.htm - there is a piece about the extensions towards the bottom of the page.
8 June 2020: Secondary and Primary Schools' risk assessments and Principles documents - Wider opening of schools
Please find below a risk assessment template for the wider opening of schools. There is also a Principles document, both in Word and PDF for schools to use, which can help with all the queries and concerns surrounding this. Currently you are not required to send this back to the LA but there will be a survey within the next week or so to gauge the use of the documents and to enable us to support you further. Any questions about the risk assessment please contact email@example.com .
8 June 2020: New CLEAPSS guidance during COVID-19:
CLEAPSS Primary have just issued a superb guidance document titled 'Organising and managing hands on activities in science, D&T and art, in a partially reopened primary school. It confirms that the use of equipment IS able to occur, but that planning, delivery, set up and clear up will take longer. If you are a maintained school you will be able to obtain this guidance as part of the county subscription, so head over to the CLEAPSS website at http://primary.cleapss.org.uk/ and search for P104, dated May 2020. If you have problems with obtaining it (maintained schools) email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll give you a hand.
2 June 2020 - Building Compliance through C19:
A new document from Vertas to assist with building compliance through the current situation - very helpful advice! Please see below where you can download this guidance. It's also on the Premises Management pages within this site.
20 May 2020 - RISK ASSESSMENT / CHECKLIST TEMPLATE FOR WIDER OPENING (JUNE ONWARDS)
Please find below a template called 'Risk Assessment Checklist - Wider Opening Planning for Schools' for which can be used by any educational setting. It is designed to assist you make your decisions about the wider opening of your school, at the appropriate point in time for you. It goes hand in hand with the Suffolk Principles and Planning Support document sent from CYP. You will also be sent a survey to follow up on your risk assessment, but currently you won't be asked to submit the risk assessment to the LA.
Corona Virus / COVID-19 Guidance for Educational Settings:
It is vital that all schools receive the correct and timely information which is being publicised by Public Health England in conjunction with other national and reputable organisations. Definitive advice for educational settings can be found HERE which is the Gov.UK website.
An NHS poster on handwashing:
Gov.UK information on handwashing:
Public Health England’s resource pack:
Specific Key Stage resources by Public Health England – a range of fun lesson plans on hand washing and respiratory hygiene: