Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

COVID-19

Visitors to School (by pre-arranged appointment wherever possible)

Upon arrival at school a member of the office team will sign you in to the building and take contact details for track and trace purposes.  You will be asked to sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the building.  We expect all visitors to wear face coverings when moving through communal areas. The Headteacher will decide whether face coverings should be worn at other times, for example when contractors are working at times when pupils and staff are not on site.  If you wear a face covering and remove it, please store it in a sealed bag.  Please ensure you sanitise your hands before and after touching your face covering.

The following social distancing protocols are in place in school and must be adhered to by all visitors:

Further information about Covid-19, including the school risk assessment can be found on the links below.

Risk assessment for full opening from September 2020

Daily procedures for reducing risks associated with Covid-19

Coronavirus full opening plan

Coronavirus contingency plan

 

Announcements

Please report all absences to the school office before 8:30 am. We have a 24 hour absence line 01943 873180 where you can leave a message to let us know what the reason for absence is. You must not send any child in to school if anyone in the household is displaying the symptoms of Covid-19. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.
Things we can all do to help us all stay safe: • Carry on being very vigilant and keep checking for symptoms. • If in doubt – be cautious, keep your child off and get them tested. An extra day at home for one child is much better than 14 days of isolation for a whole class. • Arrange for just one adult to drop off or pick up children. • Continue to use the full 15-minute windows (8.45-9.00am and 3.10-3.25pm) for drop off/pick up. Avoid arriving earlier than this so that we do not have groups of people queuing on the pavements. • Keeping moving and leave the school site quickly. • Reduce congestion near school entrances or classroom doors by encouraging older children to enter and leave school independently. We thank you for your help with this.