Covid-19 Visitors Policy
Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020
St Ciaran’s is asking for the support and understanding of our visitors in helping us minimise the risk of COVID-19.
Our core obligation is to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of pupils, first and foremost, but also, and as importantly, of staff and volunteers, parents and carers, guests and visitors, contractors and delivery services.
We are therefore implementing the following regulations to help ensure that we maintain a COVID-secure environment for all:
- If you or anyone in your household is displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or is currently residing in a locally ‘locked down’ area, then you must not visit the School.
- Access will be restricted and movement to required area will only take place when students are in lessons in order to manage the risk of transmission and minimise cross-contamination. The one-way system should be adhered to.
- All visitors must sign in on arrival and give their phone number to enable visitors to be tracked and traced should the need arise. Please be aware that we may need to pass on your details to the PHA for ‘track and trace’ should there be a COVID-19 case. Under GDPR regulations your details will be kept safe and secure.
- All visitors must also sign a disclaimer stating that they haven’t visited any countries not included on the travel corridor list within the last 14 days and that they (or anyone in their household) are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19.
- All visitors must follow current guidance relating to social distancing. Visitors may not enter classrooms or communal areas which are used exclusively by separate year group ‘bubbles’.
- Visitors must wear a face covering whilst on site, and sanitise their hands on arrival. Hygiene precautions should be followed at all times.
- We will record the areas which you visit, together with the names of any people you speak to while on site. This is to support the track and trace system as far as we are able.
- So as to reduce the risk of transmission, meetings should be as brief as possible, addressing only the agreed agenda.
For the avoidance of potential embarrassment, we would also like to advise you that the School is currently operating a ‘no handshake’ policy for all members of its community.
We apologise for not being able to give you our usual warm welcome, but we must take the current situation very seriously and look after the welfare of our pupils and staff.
**This policy should be read in conjunction with the Child Protection Policy