​ISB FAQ on Covid-19                                                        Updated on 2 August 2021

COVID-19 TEST

We ask that employees and students who have reached the age of 12 continue to perform 2 weekly tests. This do not apply to students and employees who:

The call for tests is expected to apply until September 30, 2021. We will call for student sign up mid August and test capacity will be adjusted at this point.

IF YOU HAVE TESTED POSITIVE

If you have tested positive by a quick-test you are asked to self-isolate immediately and book a follow-up PCR test on www.coronaprover.dk as soon as possible/the same day in order to prevent the virus from spreading and support potentially rapid needed action at ISB. A PCR test shows if you are infected with a particular virus variant. You can break the self-isolation when you have the first negative PCR result.

You can find more info on “positive test” here. (DK and English version in the same document).

IF YOU HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH A PERSON WHO IS INFECTED WITH COVID-19

You must self-isolate and book a PCR test on www.coronaprover.dk as soon as possible.

IMPORTANT: If you as the close contact has been fully vaccinated and 14 days have passed since the last injection, and you have no symptoms, you do not need to self-isolate. You are still required to get the two PCR tests four and six days after the last exposure.

You can find more info on “Close contacts” here

RETURNING/ARRIVING TO DENMARK

Please stay informed and updated at the official website and contact Camilla or Charlotte should you have specific questions.

New students (Children under the age of 16) arriving in Denmark are not subject to self-isolation and tests upon arrival - parents are subject to this, and therefore we recommend that their children isolate with them. It’s not a requirement and the students are allowed to join ISB even though parents are in isolation.

WILL PARENTS BE ALLOWED AT ISB?
No. Students will be assigned an entrance gate - and this is also where you pick up your children. Please make sure that your child's belongings are labeled!

ASSIGNED ENTRANCES  2021:

K1-K2: Use gate by Kindergarten playground
P1: Use the main entrance
P2+P3: Use gate nearest Skolevej
P4+P5: Use gate nearest Super Brugsen.
M3+M4+M5: Use gate by Kiss&Ride
M1+M2: Use gate nearest the Gym

ARE OPENING HOURS AS PER USUAL?
Yes - however we kindly ask that you note timings so we can staff accordingly and use our resources the best way possible. Please see below: the sign up procedure is different for Kindergarten and Primary.

WHAT WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR ISB IN REGARD TO HOURS, IF WE ARE FLEXIBLE?
It is helpful to have the majority of students at school only between 7:45-16:00. This gives us the opportunity to use staff resources optimally.

HOW DO I REGISTER THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES FOR MY KINDERGARTEN STUDENT?
We ask that Kindergarten parents register arrival and departure times for their children to ensure best possible staffing during the day (and so we know when to meet them at the gate). You can sign up now for a longer or shorter period in the 2021/22 school year. Please read the Guide to Tabulex on page 28 in our updated Parents’ Handbook for instructions: https://isbillund.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Parents-Handbook-2020-21-final.pdf


HOW DO I REGISTER MY PRIMARY STUDENT FOR MORNING- AND/OR AFTER SCHOOL CLUB?
Morning Club runs from 7-7:45. To register your child for Morning Club, please email Anna at alj@isbillund.com
For the time being we need to know when your child will be in ASC. Once you sign up, please be mindful of sticking with your timings because we are allocating staff accordingly. Sign up happens via Tabulex. Find the Guide to Tabulex on page 28 in the Parents’ Handbook and follow the same instructions you would to register for Holiday Care (noting the times of arrival and departure):
 https://isbillund.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Parents-Handbook-2020-21-final.pdf
Sign up for ASC is now open for the remainder of February.


WILL STAFF AND STUDENTS BE WEARING MASKS AT ISB?
All staff have the right to use a visor if they wish. Staff are not allowed to wear a mask due to the need to ensure that students can see and understand the staff's facial expressions.
Students with chronic illness are allowed to wear a visor as well, but in general we recommend that students do not wear a visor. Students are not allowed to wear a mask due to the need to ensure that teachers and fellow students can see and understand the student’s facial expressions.

WILL YOU KEEP DISTANCE BETWEEN THE CHILDREN?
Kindergarten and Schools:
Students are no longer required to keep a distance. However, students will naturally stay within their classes during school hours, including breaks and on the playground.

After School/Breakfast Club:  Classes will remain separate for the majority of the After School Club. In the late afternoon (16:30-17:00) when student numbers are low, children from different classes will gather together in the cluster or (preferably) outside.For Breakfast Club the children will be in a mixed group.

WHAT ABOUT THE PE ?
PE will take place as per usual. There are no restrictions for PE - and showering is a part of PE lessons in P2-M5.


WHAT ABOUT BIRTHDAYS?
Birthdays can and should be celebrated! If this involves cake or the like, children can bring something to share. It is very helpful if you send/bring individual cupcakes or the like. Serving or handing out will be done by the teacher.


WILL THERE BE SNACK AND LUNCH?
Snacks will be served by the teacher or an assigned student. Lunch will be self-serving in the canteen. The Salad bar is open and cutlery will be changed after each class. Students will be seated with their class, as there is no requirement of distance between students

HAND WASH - HOW TO?

Hand wash video in Danish

Hand wash video in English

Count on me ISB hand wash video

We have hand lotion available to care for dry hands.


WHAT IF MY CHILD IS SICK?
In general, children have no, or only mild, symptoms if they are infected with COVID-19. However, if there are symptoms, they are the same as for adults: fever, coughing, sore throat, body aches and a loss of taste and smell.

As stated by the Danish Health Authority: If a student or employee begins to have symptoms while at school, they must return home as quickly as possible and stay there until 48 hours after their last symptoms have disappeared.

Until recently, the “symptom-free-for-48-hours” rule has applied whether symptoms point to COVID-19 or not. However, we have since been informed that children who are well enough to follow the regular schedule but have certain mild symptoms may attend school. In brief:

Colds = the student can stay

Cough = teachers will pay attention to the cough for a few hours, if it is persistent the student will be sent home.

Stomach ache = the student will be sent home

Vomiting/diarrhea = the student will be sent home

Sore throat = teachers will pay attention to the sore throat for a few hours, if it is persistent the student will be sent home.

Generally unwell = the student will be sent home

Any combination of the above = the student will be sent home

If your child has tested negative for COVID-19, feels healthy, and your doctor has given the green light, then s/he may return to school even with symptoms that would suggest otherwise. Please inform the teacher and admin if this is the case.

Remember that in the best of times, students are expected to be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school. You can see our regular guidelines for specific illnesses here.

 
WHAT IF A CHILD OR TEACHER AT ISB TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?
Immediately upon learning of any cases at ISB, we will contact the health authorities whose role it is to advise us on further actions. Please note that, while the authorities will let us know if/when there is a positive case among our students, time is of the essence, and we may know faster if parents inform us themselves. Therefore, parents are asked to let us know immediately if a positive result is confirmed. These cases will, of course, be treated anonymously.

Please Inform Camilla 26327801 / c.fog@isbillund.com if your child is tested positive and make sure to read the Guidance from the Danish Health Authorities  - available in several languages.

Our aim in keeping grade levels separated as much as possible is to ensure that IF we are so unfortunate as to experience a “micro-outbreak” at ISB, we would have some possibility of containing it within a given department.

HOW TO REACT IF YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
We are understandably receiving a lot of questions on what to do and how to react if tested positive for COVID-19. Please read and follow  The Danish Health Authorities’ advice. See page 5 for their Special guidance concerning children.


MY CHILD HAS BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH A PERSON WHO IS INFECTED WITH COVID-19, WHAT TO DO?  
Your child must isolate and get 2 tests in order to prevent the virus from spreading. Read more about what it means to be a close contact in the Danish Health Authorities guide for close contacts or call +45 7020 0233, press 2


HOW DO I GET MY CHILD TESTED FOR COVID-19/ SEE THE RESULTS?
Quick tests are free and available many places in Billund

For a PCR test you can cook a time at www.coronaprover.dk, log in with your NemID and be sure you have chosen your child from the drop down menu at top right. Sometimes when you’re looking at the availability of times in the various locations it can pay to book one and come back and check for other options later.
You can also get results online for kids (assuming they’re negative.) There’s a Corona Pas section (meant for travelling) which shows that you have had a negative test result in the past seven days. You can download and print it. See
 https://www.sundhed.dk/borger/min-side/corona/covidpas/ 

Please stay updated on the official guidelines regarding travelling and quarantine.    https://en.coronasmitte.dk/         

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