As the schools are reopening, it is critical to take precautions both in and out of the classroom to keep COVID-19 from spreading. During the pandemic, one of the crucial lessons learned was the importance of teachers in ensuring that learning continues. However, now teachers have to incorporate hygiene and health education as part of their curriculum. With the reopening of schools, much will depend on teachers to ensure that the kids continue their education healthily and safely.
You must get all your information from reputable organizations like WHO, UNICEF, and your country-specific health authorities. Being educated is winning half the battle.
Keep physical separation of students.
Ensure that everyone maintains a gap of at least 1 m between one another. Increase the distance between students’ desks. The students’ desks should be covered with antimicrobial pvc film to prevent the risk of spread of infection. The releases or breaks will also have to be managed to avoid the intermingling of students.
Maintain hand hygiene in health
Ensure that the students understand all the steps that need to be taken to protect themselves and others from COVID 19. One of the simplest cost-effective and successful ways to prevent germs from spreading is regular hand washing. Teachers must encourage their students to wash their hands or sanitize them at frequent intervals like when exiting or entering the classroom, touching the books, learning materials, surfaces, and after blowing their noses.
Regular wearing of a mask
If the school encourages kids to wear masks, make sure that they understand that the mask needs to be worn all the time when in school. Students must know the different types of masks, like a supreme anti-bacterial mask, and which ones provide the best protection. It should also educate kids about the right way to dispose of the war mask to prevent any spread of infection.
The school must make every effort to ensure that wearing a mask does not obstruct the learning process. No child should ever be restricted from an education because they did not wear a show due to the absence of availability or resources.
The school also needs to consider how a student with disabilities like altered issues or hearing loss may miss out on the learning opportunities due to the weakened speed signal caused by wearing masks. Under such conditions, regular covers should be replaced with modified masks like clear marks or face shields.
Ensure that the students and teachers of the school are educated regarding the mandates of the government and the rules and regulations from WHO and UNICEF. If the hygiene rules are properly followed, it will limit the spread of infection and keep both students and teachers safe. Understanding the facts will safeguard everyone. The school should also be on the lookout for any false information and notify the authorities so that the false rumors can be curbed and the spread of stigma and fear can be kept to a minimum.