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Beecroft Primary School

Covid Notice

In the event of an outbreak of Covid the contingency plan is set out below.

Covid Health And Safety Procedures In School

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Keep Your Distance

The overarching principle to apply is reducing the number of contacts between children and staff. This can be achieved through keeping groups separate (in ‘bubbles’) and through maintaining distance between individuals.

If members of staff need to move around different 'bubbles' they should ensure they maintain 2m social distancing wherever possible. Administration of emergency first aid is an exception to this.

Staff And Pupil Arrival, Departure And Zones

  • Use the parents’ drop-off and pick-up protocols that minimise adult to adult contact.
  • Only one parent should drop off and/or pick up pupils.
  • TAs supervise pupils arriving and leaving at the allocated doors.
  • Staff to use entry points within their zones – you do not need to sign in or out on the touch pad in the main entrance.
  • Kitchen staff enter through the side kitchen door

Zone 4: Pram Gate Entrance To School - Year 6, Year 5, Year 3

Y6: Entry through the pram gate entrance between 8.30 – 8.50 to normal classroom. Leave from the same entry point. Only one parent can collect.

Y5: Entry and exit through the pram gate. Only one parent can collect.

Y3: Entry and exit through the pram gate. Leave from upper playground. Only one parent can collect.

Zone 3: Year 1, Year 2, Year 4

Entry through the bottom pram ramp gate to the playground between 8.30 – 8.50. Pupils go straight into the classrooms.

Year 4: Middle doors in playground and to upstairs classrooms. Year 4 leave from main playground. Only one parent can collect.

Year 1 and 2 leave from the lower playground via fire doors: Parents observe social distancing in the lower playground at 3.00. Only one parent can collect.

Reception: Zone 2: Hall side door front of school to the right path.

Parents observe social distancing and pupils will be brought straight into the Reception classrooms by staff 8.30 – 8.50. Leave from the hall with their siblings.

Nursery: Usual nursery entrance and times.

Parents observe social distancing along the marked path.

Front Entrance: Zone 1


If a child is late they must wait outside Zone 1 (school office) and be admitted by the hall door whatever time they arrive. They must not be sent to the entrance to sign in.

Parental Contact

Parents cannot come into the school by the front office. Any contact MUST be by email or phone or letter to the class teacher. Staff will not be available to meet with parents at any time during the school day.


To be completed as usual – morning and afternoon.

Mrs Bailey will put your register on your desk before morning and afternoon registration and collect it after it has been taken. The IPads will be kept and charged centrally upstairs.

If the IPad does not work for some reason complete the paper register.

Office staff will visit each classroom to complete the daily attendance folder for key pupils and return it the office. The office will then ring absent pupils.


Assemblies will be held in the hall. Pupils will sit on the floor spaced out. All windows and doors opened for ventilation.

Monday – Year 5 and 6 – 9.10am

Monday – Year 3 and 4 - 9.20am

Monday – Year 1 and 2 – 9.30am


Staff and pupil toilets will be regularly cleaned throughout the day. Wiping of toilets (staff toilets only) after their use is important.

Adult toilets

Zone 1: Entrance toilet (Office staff, JT, NB and SC)

Zone 2: 2 toilets for staff in the area (Nursery & Reception)

Zone 3: 1 staff disabled toilet (KS1 and Year 4)

Zone 4: new staff toilet (Y3, Y5 and Y6)

Kitchen toilet: kitchen staff and cleaning staff

Staff must wipe down and clean all touched areas with the products supplied in the room.

Pupil toilets

Pupils need to go to the toilet individually – not in groups or pairs. Signage outside the toilets indicates how many pupils can use the toilet space at one time.

Cleaner repeatedly cleans the pupil toilets throughout the day.

Staffroom Is Not In Use

The school staffroom WILL NOT be in use as evidence suggests that this is one of the high Covid transmission areas and that staff spread the virus more than children. Staff will not mix with those in other areas as far as possible.

Keep your mobile and valuables in a waist ‘bum bag’ or equivalent or leave valuables at home.

Cleanliness And Hygiene

Constant teacher reminders to pupils throughout the day. Repeated signage around school about rules that must be followed.

Staff to clean their hands on arrival at the setting, before and after eating, before leaving and after sneezing or coughing.

Hand washing and wiping down with disinfectant - be extra vigilant.

Children’s handwashing must be supervised and TAUGHT

  • clean their hands on arrival at the setting, at break time, before and after eating, before leaving and after sneezing or coughing
  • cleaning hands more often than usual - wash hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with running water and soap and dry them thoroughly. Younger children taught to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice in their head as a time indicator.
  • are encouraged not to touch their mouth, eyes and nose
  • use a tissue or elbow to cough or sneeze and use bins for tissue waste (‘catch it, bin it, kill it’)

Sinks for handwashing

Nursery / Reception – classroom and toilets

Key Stage 1 – classroom and toilets

3LS – sink in shared area outside classroom

3JS – sink in Y2/3 toilets

Year 4 – classroom sinks

Year 5 – toilets outside classroom

Year 6 – ASC room sink and outside Year 3LS (large class)

Supplies of soap, paper towels and sanitiser are checked throughout the day and bins emptied.

Toilets to be checked for cleanliness after lunch and cleanliness checklist initialled by:

Foundation stage: Mr. Sadler

KS1: Mrs Hoyle

Year 4: Miss Joyce

Outside Year 5: Miss Keeling

Hand Sanitiser, Wipes And Gloves

There is a supply in each room and shared area.

  • It must not be removed and taken to use elsewhere.
  • Tell Mrs Jackson if you notice that stocks are running low. Checked daily.

Masks and Visors

PPE is provided by school. Supplies are provided for each room. Masks are mandatory when moving around school for all staff. A visor may be worn in addition to a mask but cannot replace the mask.

** Headteacher is aware of medical exceptions.

Prevent the sharing of stationery and other equipment where possible / cleaning of equipment

Classroom based resources, such as books and games, can be used and shared within the bubble; these should be cleaned regularly, along with all frequently touched surfaces.

Laptops and IPads must be cleaned after use.

Sports equipment must be cleaned after use.

“Resources that are shared between classes or bubbles, such as sports, art and science equipment should be cleaned meticulously between bubbles.”

We encourage pupils to bring their own pen, pencil and ruler to school – usual school policy.

Tea, Coffee and Lunches

Each zone will have its own kettle. Please bring your own tea bags, coffee & milk. Please ensure that all cups and spoons are taken home and washed at the end of the day. We are not using the dishwasher.

Staff lunches: Your own in your bag. (No cooking or use of the fridge as we are not using the staff room). The microwave and fridge in the ASC room are not to be used.

Pupil Lunches

Universal free school meals and free school meals will need collecting from the kitchen – grab bags. All other children will bring a packed lunch and drink of water.

TAs to collect grab bags:

Nursery – Mrs Lacey Jones

Reception – class TA

KS1 – class TA

Y3 – Mrs Craven

Y4 – Miss Joyce

Y5 – Mrs Craven

Y6 – Mrs Al-Tabbaa

Nursery and Reception pupils eat their lunch in the hall.

Other pupils eat their lunches in the zone if raining or outside in the fresh air (allocated play zones). Use the newly constructed pagodas for outside eating.

Pupils must not share food from each other’s packed lunch boxes.

All litter is taken home.

Break Times and Lunchtimes


KS1: 10.30-10.45 YR - Small playground, Y1 and Y2 big playground

KS2: 11.00-11.15 Big playground.

Lunchtime (Lunch outside or classroom)

KS1 11.45 -12.30: YR- Small playground, Y1 and Y2 big playground

KS2 12.30-1.15: Y3, Y4 and Y6 Big playground. Year 5 adventure playground. Additional intervention group – small playground.

TAs will supervise the pupils at break and lunch times. They will have allocated time for their own lunch and break around these times.

Dinners in the hall for Reception and Nursery.

Outdoor play equipment is not in use.

** See playground rota.

Tables And Surfaces At Break And Lunch Times

Tables must be left completely clear of pupil’s equipment. They will be cleaned with anti-bacterial spray during this time.

Air Conditioning And Ventilation

Good ventilation is essential at all times in classrooms. Natural ventilation via windows should be used - room windows should be open.

Air purifier machines must be turned on in classrooms.

Air conditioning cannot be used if the air circulation is shared between two rooms.

Telephone Communication Between Zones

Staff are not to walk between zones. Communication is to be by telephone when necessary.

Telephone extension numbers for the black school phones are contained in the folder.

Miss Brown is teaching all day Monday to Thursday and Miss Turner is teaching all morning Monday to Thursday so telephone queries will unable to be answered directly during these times.

Please ring the office for any queries, questions, messages from parents or to report child illness.

Moving Between Zones e.g. Art

All persons should wash their hands or use hand sanitiser before leaving the zone or changing work areas.

Cleaners - There needs to be constant and frequent cleaning of rooms and shared areas that are used by different groups.

Planning Lessons

Nursery and Reception need to use the outside area where possible throughout the day.

Use of the outdoors in the afternoon – think about how to utilise the school grounds in your zone. School pond, sketching, mapping, investigating shadows …

No contact sports – see sports regulations.

Photocopying And Lessons

Work needs to be carefully planned so the photocopier is used carefully without crowding.

Wipe the photocopier touchscreen once used.

Lessons need to be taught from the whiteboard. Questions on the board for pupils in maths.

Make use of the IWB.

Think carefully about how the pupils are arranged in the classroom during different activities throughout the day so that staff can move around safely. Pupils are allocated designated desks/spaces where possible/practicable.

Home-Learning Zone

Lessons must be ready to go on the home learning zone in case there is a further outbreak and a bubble has to collapse.


First aid and accident book are to be completed as normal. Accidents slips must completed and sent home. These are to be found in the zone folder.

In the event of a more serious accident or injury contact Miss Turner immediately.

Pupil Illness at school

What happens if someone becomes unwell at an educational or childcare setting?

If anyone in an education or childcare setting becomes unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste of smell (anosmia), they must be sent home and advised to follow the COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection guidance.

If a child is awaiting collection, they should be moved, if possible, to a room where they can be isolated behind a closed door, depending on the age of the child and with appropriate adult supervision if required. Ideally, a window should be opened for ventilation. If it is not possible to isolate them, move them to an area which is at least 2 metres away from other people. The ASC room is the designated room for pupils showing symptoms when waiting for collection by parents.

If they need to go to the bathroom while waiting to be collected, they should use a separate bathroom if possible. The bathroom should be cleaned and disinfected using standard cleaning products before being used by anyone else.

PPE should be worn by staff caring for the child while they await collection if a distance of 2 metres cannot be maintained - such as for a very young child.

Everyone must wash their hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with soap and running water or use hand sanitiser after any contact with someone who is unwell. The area around the person with symptoms must be cleaned with normal household bleach after they have left to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.


Staff illness at school

If a member of staff displays symptoms, they should go home immediately and follow the government’s self-isolation guidance.

“If anyone in the school becomes unwell with a new and persistent cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), they must be sent home and advised to follow ‘stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection’, which sets out that they should self-isolate for at least 10 days and should arrange to have a test to see if they have coronavirus (COVID-19).

If they have tested positive whilst not experiencing symptoms but develop symptoms during the isolation period, they should restart the 10 day isolation period from the day they develop symptoms.

Other members of their household (including any siblings) should self-isolate for 10 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms.”

Please ring Miss Turner to advise her.

Lateral Flow Tests

Staff who attend school are offered lateral flow tests to complete twice weekly at home – at intervals of 3 or 4 days apart. The guidance for administering these tests is provided as a part of the test kit. Guidance for reporting the test results is contained in the test kit – staff are directed to the relevant government website. Should a member of staff test positive a PCR test must be obtained and the headteacher contacted immediately.

Staff Absence

Follow the normal procedures and contact Miss Turner. See school policy.


Do not use the little office – remain in your zone.


Staff and pupils need to wear ‘uniform’ now that school has officially reopened. It is recommended that you wash the clothes that you have worn when you return home.


Cause for concern forms are contained in the zone folder. Please complete the form as usual following the normal procedures – recording verbatim what the pupil says.

Ring the leader in school – Miss Turner or Miss Brown immediately.

Administering Medicine

The school does not administer medicines for short term ailments e.g. antibiotics. Parents must ask for a three times a day dose in these circumstances or come into school to give it themselves. Any medications not presented properly will not be accepted by school staff. Pupils should not bring in their own medicine; this should be brought into school by the parent. The class teacher or TA must administer any approved medication within the zone.


Check that pupils with asthma have their inhalers. Many pupils took them home with them when we closed. If not please ask the office to phone parents to remind them that they must be sent to school daily.

The asthma register listing who needs inhalers is contained in your pink asthma folder in the yellow asthma box in the classroom.

If the pupil needs their inhaler during the day please complete the usual letter that is sent home to parents informing them of the dosage at the end of the session. Also complete the record of inhaler administration.