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system of controls at Manorfield

We will be carefully following updates DfE guidelines regarding the system of controls at this current time. 

These will include:

System of controls


1) Minimising contact with individuals who are required to self-isolate by ensuring they do not attend the school.

It is essential if a child or anyone in their household shows symptoms of covid or has a positive result, the child does not attend school. 


2) Wearing of face coverings are used by staff in corridors, communal areas and in situations where they cannot remain 2m+ from other adults. 


3) Reminding everyone in school to clean their hands thoroughly and more often than usual. There are identified points throughout the day where children will be asked to wash their hands/antibacterial hand gel. These include:

-on arrival to school

-before break

-after break

-before lunch

-after lunch

-before going home

-when they have sneezed or coughed


 4) Ensuring good respiratory hygiene for everyone by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach. Having tissues and a lidded bin available in every classroom.


5) Maintaining enhanced cleaning, including cleaning frequently touched surfaces more often, using standard products such as detergents.


6)Minimising contact across the site and maintaining social distancing wherever possible.

We will be using year group bubbles. However, the intention is still to keep classes as separate as possible inside the building. The only time there would be mixing is outside (where risk of transmission is significantly lower)  for example at break and lunchtime. If there were to be a positive case only the relevant class would have to self-isolate and any child that had had skin to skin contact with the child who had tested positive whilst playing outside; both classes would not need to self-isolate. 


If a child is involved in a booster session (after the Easter break) there maybe children from the parallel class in the same group. 


7) Seating in class - children in KS2 will sit in rows facing the front. Children in KS1 will sit in rows initially and then table groups (after Easter) with at least two tables between children on either side.


If we are notified of a positive case we will:

-Promote and engage with the NHS Test and Trace process.

-Manage and report confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) amongst the

school community.

-Aim to contain any outbreak by following local health protection team advice.