Measures taken in schools during the epidemic

Measures taken in schools during the epidemic

The “Guidelines for Precaution in Covid-19 Outbreaks in Schools” prepared in collaboration with the Ministry of National Education and Health were sent to the Provincial Department of National Education.

Officials from the National Ministry of Education and Health have teamed up to prepare “Guidelines for Preventing Covid-19 Outbreaks in Schools.”

The guide, sent to the provincial national education department, recommended that teachers, education workers, canteen workers and student service workers be fully vaccinated.

According to the guide, non-vaccinated teachers and school staff who need to meet with students will be asked to take the PCR test twice a week.

It is recommended that people living in the same home with students have the full dose of vaccine

The Ministry of National Education will provide adequate number of masks so that students, teachers and staff of all schools can use them as required.

Waste boxes of masks will be kept in schools, common areas, classrooms, teacher’s rooms and they will be emptied every day.

Data integration between the Ministry of National Education and the Ministry of Health will monitor the sick, communicative or risky situation of students and staff and provide necessary notifications to schools.

During the seminar week, teachers will be trained on infection control and school entry conditions, and the implementation of this program and the measures taken will be followed by an officer appointed by the school administration.

All students from schools affiliated to the Ministry of National Education will come to school with masks, but there will be exceptions for children who have developmental problems or have difficulty wearing masks.

This will ensure that the mask is in the right shape for children.

It will be ensured that the school has extra masks to replace the masks in case of moisture.

If possible, face shields will be provided to students who cannot wear masks, children who cannot wear masks due to developmental problems or medical reasons (registered in the doctor’s report).

In cases where very close contact is required, it would be recommended to use a face mask with a mask.

Regardless of their immunization status, teachers will always be wearing masks from the entrance to their school garden during their stay at school.

Teachers will be advised to change their masks in their classrooms when teaching in different classes.

People in the teacher’s room and other public areas should always wear masks, including those who have been vaccinated.

Care will be taken to ensure that food and drink are taken at separate times and as soon as possible.

Other officers;

He will always wear a mask at school and in every environment, regardless of vaccination status.

If the mask gets wet, new mask will be used.

During the epidemic, parents and visitors will not be allowed to enter schools with gardens as much as possible. In cases where school entry is compulsory, visitors will be assured that they are “risk free” when asking for the HEPP code and will be allowed to wear a mask from the outside.

Classroom ventilation

During lessons, classroom windows will be kept as open as possible and students will be provided with natural ventilation, taking precautions to avoid risks such as falling and injury.

During recess, all students will be allowed to go as open as possible, and classroom windows and doors will be fully open and ventilated for at least 10 minutes to create air flow.

The windows in the general closed area of ​​the school should be kept open or ventilated as much as possible.

For buildings with central ventilation systems; If possible, ventilation should be arranged in such a way that completely clean air circulates.

Ventilation system maintenance and filter replacement will be done in a timely manner.

Ventilation will be operated at the lowest possible speed.

Even if the ventilation system works, natural ventilation will be preferred where windows can be opened.

Application of the law of distance

It will prevent students, teachers and other staff from gathering in and around the school garden.

To avoid crowds, break times will be arranged at different times considering the physical fitness of the school and the student population.

Necessary arrangements will be made to maintain social distance in school entry, exit and break. Care will be taken to maintain social distance between the students in the school garden.

The planning will be done in such a way that the gathering of different classes of students in the closed area can be reduced. If school entry and exit times cannot be changed, lesson start times and lesson breaks will be planned in such a way as to reduce the gathering of different classes of students.

Students will be seated in the classroom in such a way that their faces are on the same side.

In determining the distance between the students, the school administration will take measures according to the social distance keeping in view the classroom number of the school and the number of students.

Necessary steps will be taken in coordination with the provincial and district health departments in areas where the rate of cases and the risk of infection have increased or the number of cases has suddenly increased.

Loud exercises such as singing, which can cause saliva and discharge, must be done in the open, especially at a distance of at least 2 meters between students.

Students will be encouraged to exercise at home or outside of school.

The feeding time will be spread out as differently as possible considering the physical capacity of the school. If possible, meals will be served outside the classroom, in open space or on high ceilings and in large, ventilated areas. Masks will only be removed during hydration or feeding.

The duration of the lesson should be planned in such a way that it does not exceed 40 minutes, considering the physical size of the class and the number of students.

Routine cleanliness of the school will be increased.

Children, teachers and other school staff will be provided with the facility to wash their hands with soap and water for hand hygiene and a suitable number of hand antiseptics will be installed in common areas.

At the beginning of school, parents will be given an “information form” so that they can share information in case of possible illness.

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