Health and Safety
Physical distancing in schools
COVID-19 testing in schools
Positive cases of COVID-19 in schools
Students and staff must practice good hand hygiene to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Hand hygiene includes:
Traditional hand washing (with soap and warm water, lathering for a minimum of 20 seconds), which is the preferred method.
The COVID-19 virus spreads from person to person in droplets produced by coughs and sneezes. Therefore, it is important that:
Students and staff cover their mouths or noses with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and dispose of the tissue appropriately.
A supply of tissues be available in each room when feasible. If no tissue is available, using the inside of the elbow (or shirtsleeve) to cover the mouth or nose is preferable to using the hands.
Always perform hand hygiene after sneezing, coughing and handling dirty tissues or other soiled material.
Windows are open to improve ventilation when possible.