Safety measures for Covid-19 @ Schools in Secunderabad

Parents are in a dilemma about sending kids to school as the spread of the virus is still a concern for all. As children really can’t play by the social distancing rules, the biggest question that arises is, what safety measures for COVID 19, schools are really considering?

Walkertown Academy a School in Secunderabad, faces the same issue because of young children who study in the institution and it can be hard to manage the situation. However, with the right management and resources, even this monumental task of making a school a safe space for young children is possible.

In order to maintain a safe environment at schools in Secunderabad, the state government has taken steps from their side. For most of 2020, all the schools were shut down and education was shifted to online modes.

Now that situation begins to stabilize, the state government has moved forward to reopen schools and colleges from 1st February as announced, strictly following the COVID-19 protocols.

So, what are the COVID-19 safety measures to be taken in schools?

Safety Measure to be Implemented by School Authorities

Providing a clean environment to the children is the first responsibility of the school authorities. In order to do so, the authorities must get the common areas like washrooms, classrooms, etc. sanitized regularly. Cleaning staff must be available at the institution at all times.

Providing Clean and Hygienic Environment for Children

Providing a clean environment to the children is the first responsibility of the school authorities. In order to do so, the authorities must get the common areas like washrooms, classrooms, etc. sanitized regularly. Cleaning staff must be available at the institution at all times.

Be flexible about school policies to accommodate for present situations

The times are uncertain and young children are exposed to a lot of threats. In such situations, school management must become flexible when it comes to their day-to-day activities and put the welfare and health of children first.

Providing arrangements for Social Distancing

Maintaining social distancing can be a tough job for authorities when it comes to young children because of the playful nature of children. For this, the authorities must focus on creating classroom settings that follow social distancing norms and avoid public events like morning assemblies.

Device an actionable contingency plan

Parents reading to a child is always great. It helps them picturize, imagine, and be creative. Reading habits need to be inculcated in children, it will help them in learning new things on a daily basis. Also, it helps them improve vocabulary, language, and communication. One of the best practices is to make the kids read out loud.

Provide medical facilities and guidance within the school

Providing medical facilities to children is the responsibility of the school. This responsibility increases manifolds in times like this. Not only the schools are responsible to provide medical facilities but also the guidance.

The medical staff along with the teachers and other staff members are responsible to guide children and help them to follow the protocols. The teachers must keep reminding the students about the safety measure from time to time and also provide the support they need.

Role of Parents and Guardians

Young children are not aware and cannot understand the reason behind security measures and are facing a lot of difficulties to get used to the current scenario. Children may feel constricted.

Adding to that, not able to interact with other children can make them lonely.

Walkertown Academy provides the best facilities from our side to provide support to our children.

In such situations, it’s the responsibility of the parents/ guardians to educate them and guide them.

Parents and guardians should: –

  • Educate their young ones about the current situation.
  • Encourage the children to wear masks and educate them on the proper usage of masks.
  • Teach good hygiene habits to children.
  • Teaching the children about the safe use of sanitizers and hygiene products.
  • Teach the young ones about the social distancing norms.
  • Encourage them not to borrow from other students.
  • Not send the child to school if they show the symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Help children to cope up with the mental and physical effects of situations.

Role of Students

Students who are attending the school are very susceptible and should follow the guidelines and measures laid down by school authorities and their parents.

Walkertown Academy follows all the rules laid down by the state government and provides every facility that our young students need.

We at Walkertown, recommend the parents follow all the safety measures and teach the young children about hygienic habits. After all, a global pandemic like COVID-19 affects every member of the community and therefore it’s everyone’s responsibility to take all the necessary safety measures.

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