We follow the guidelines of the RIVM and the GGD. The most important rules for safe education have been clearly listed by RIVM and the national government:
Every school and every school building requires a different solution. That is why the adjustments differ per school. You can think of walking routes, different break times and not being able to visit or to have limited access to your child's school building as an adult. In many schools, the windows will be open more often, so that we can provide extra ventilation - it is nice if your child wears warm clothing for this. If the RIVM and the GGD prescribe other measures in the course of the school year, the schools will adapt to them.
When will your child stay at home?
For this, we have created a handy decision tree, which you can find here. If you follow the questions in the decision tree, you will see when your child should stay at home. The decision tree will always be updated when necessary. That is why it is best to consult the decision tree from the website instead of printing it. This way you always use the most current version.
When will our staff stay at home?
Our staff stays at home if necessary according to the guidelines of the RIVM. For example, if an employee has a cold or a family member with a fever, the employee stays at home. We take into account that this happens regularly in the current school year. An employee can also become infected with the coronavirus and stay at home for a longer period of time.
What does this mean for education?
We do everything we can to continue education at school and to provide a replacement. If education at school fails, we will have to temporarily switch to home education. We will let you know.
When do we inform you?
If one or more teachers or students in your child's class are infected with the coronavirus, we will let you know. Of course, we will also inform you if we have to switch to home education.
Does the whole class have to go home if 1 student or teacher is sick?
In the event of a corona infection, the school contacts the GGD and is advised by the GGD. In most cases, it will not be necessary to send classmates or colleagues home. Colleagues keep sufficient distance from each other. The risk of a child becoming infected is low. That is why primary school pupils do not have to keep a distance of 1.5 meters from each other and from the teacher. For the same reason, secondary school students do not have to keep 1.5 meters apart. According to the GGD, a child does not automatically have to go into home quarantine if it has been in contact with someone outside the family who has corona. The GGD examines the contacts of each corona patient. If the GGD believes that your child should nevertheless be quarantined, you will hear this personally from the GGD.
General corona measures
Primary schools apply applicable hygiene and distance measures. This includes regular and thorough washing of hands, regular cleaning of teaching aids and materials and more frequent airing of the premises.
Pick up and take
Parents bring their child to the schoolyard and do not bring or take them inside. After school, students go straight home or the out-of-school care facility. If necessary, the primary school can work with staggered delivery and collection times, so that adults can keep sufficient distance.
Absence of teacher
If the teacher has to stay at home as a precaution or because of a corona infection, the primary school tries to provide a replacement teacher. If this does not work, the school may have to switch to distance education. Pupils then receive home education.
Absence of student
If a pupil stays at home because of (possible) corona infection with himself or a family member, or if the pupil or a family member belongs to a medical risk group, this constitutes a lawful absence. Parents are asked to report this to the school.