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Education Links - Covid-19 Risk Assessment
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Key to abbreviations - SSMStudent Services ManagerSPMStudent Placement Manager
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PDWMPersonal Development and Welfare ManagerSENCoSENDCo
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SBMSchool Business ManagerSAOSenior Admin. Officer
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N.B. If local area restrictions are applied (tiers of intervention) Education Links will remain open to all students, as with all AP settings.
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#Hazard identifiedInitial riskMeasures required to mitigate the riskMitigated riskActionLinked DocumentUpdated
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1Risks of bringing infection into school due to:
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1.1Staff member with symptoms, or who has come into close contact with symptomatic person, entering premisesV.HighStaff member should stay at home and apply for a test.V.LowStaffCLAT-COVID-19-Essential Steps01/09/2021
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Staff to be offered rapid test (home testing); if a person tests positive they will self-isolate following government guidance. If a staff member receives a positive lateral flow test result at home, they must self-isolate and will also need to take a ‘standard’ coronavirus (PCR) test to confirm their result. They must report their home test results to NHS Test and Trace. They do not need to share their test results with school (both home tests and PCR tests), to help with contact tracing, unless required by local Public Health.LowTesting team01/09/2021
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1.2Student with symptoms, or who has come into close contact with symptomatic person, entering premisesV.HighParents must not send student in to school if showing symptoms, or if family is self isolatingV.LowParentCLAT-COVID-19-Essential Steps01/09/2021
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All students /parents instructed on identifying symptoms and how to self isolate.V.LowStaffCLAT-COVID-19-Essential Steps01/09/2021
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Students to be offered rapid test (home testing); if a person tests positive they will self-isolate following government guidance. If a student receives a positive lateral flow test result at home, they must self-isolate and will also need to take a ‘standard’ coronavirus (PCR) test to confirm their result. They must report their home test results to NHS Test and Trace. They do not need to share their test results with school (both home tests and PCR tests), to help with contact tracing, unless required by local Public Health.LowTesting team01/09/2021
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1.3Asymptomatic infected person entering premisesV.HighSignage on door detailing symptoms and procedures to be followedLowAdminCLAT-COVID-19_Procedures at entrance of campus01/09/2021
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(including contractors, governors, staff from other schools, parents/carers, other professionals, etc)Measure person's temperature at doorLowStaff on dutyCLAT-COVID-19_Procedures at entrance of campus01/09/2021
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Questionnaire to check for Covid-19 symptoms and exposureLowStaff on dutyCLAT - COVID-19 - Questionnaire for symptoms01/09/2021
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Handwashing station close to doorLowStaff on dutyCLAT-COVID-19_Procedures at entrance of campus01/09/2021
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All other controls in place to reduce risk - cleaning, social distancingV.LowAll01/09/2021
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Staff/student to be offered rapid test (home testing); if a person tests positive they will self-isolate following government guidance. If a student or staff member receives a positive lateral flow test result at home, they must self-isolate and will also need to take a ‘standard’ coronavirus (PCR) test to confirm their result. They must report their home test results to NHS Test and Trace. They do not need to share their test results with school (both home tests and PCR tests), to help with contact tracing, unless required by local Public Health.LowTesting team01/09/2021
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Records of visitors to be kept for 'track and trace' purposesLowAdminCLAT-COVID-19_Procedures at entrance of campus01/09/2021
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Use online options instead of face to face meetingsV.LowStaff01/09/2021
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Contractors and other parties not to visit during teaching hours or only by prior appointment LowAdminCLAT-COVID-19_Procedures at entrance of campus01/09/2021
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1.4Travelling on public transportMarginalWear face masks on public transport; remove according to procedure on arrivalLowAllCLAT-COVID-19_Procedures at entrance of campus01/09/2021
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Risk assess whether it is safe for the person to travel by public transportLowSLT01/09/2021
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Recommendation to cycle, walk or use own carV.LowAll01/09/2021
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2Risks of spreading infection within school due to:
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2.1Virus on hands and clothingHighHands to be washed and dried with paper towel on entering the premisesV.LowAllCLAT-COVID-19_Procedures at entrance of campus01/09/2021
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Students shown instructional video on handwashingV.LowStaffCLAT-19-For general cleaning and hygiene01/09/2021
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Hand sanitiser to be used in classrooms - sufficient supplies to be providedV.LowAllCLAT-COVID-19 Classroom Procedures01/09/2021
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Students / Staff should use only one laptop. Wiped after useV.LowAllCLAT-COVID-19 Classroom Procedures01/09/2021
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Hands washed before and after mealsV.LowAllCLAT-COVID-19 Classroom Procedures01/09/2021
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Staff and students encouraged to not wear outdoor clothing in schoolV.LowAll01/09/2021
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Clean frequently touched surfaces with standard productsLowCleaners/staffCLAT-COVID-19 Classroom Procedures01/09/2021
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Copper tape to be applied to door handles - reduce life of virusLowFacilities Manager01/09/2021
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Items such as pens shall not be shared; other items will be cleaned oftenV.LowAllCLAT-COVID-19 Classroom Procedures01/09/2021
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Items that cannot be cleaned will be removed for 72 hours, including visitor badgesV.LowAll01/09/2021
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2.2Virus spread by hot air hand dryersMarginalHot air dryers to be turned off. V.LowFacilities Manager01/09/2021
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Paper towels and bins provided, emptied daily; towels refilled dailyV.LowCleanersCLAT-COVID-19 Classroom Procedures01/09/2021
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2.3Sneezing, coughing and spittingHighPromote the 'catch it, bin it, kill it' routineLowAllCLAT-COVID-19-Essential Steps01/09/2021
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Tissues to be provided in all classrooms and officesLowAllCLAT-COVID-19 Classroom Procedures01/09/2021
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Circulate air in rooms by opening doors and windowsV.LowStaffCLAT-19-For general cleaning and hygiene01/09/2021
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Any student deliberately coughing or spitting may be sanctionedLowSLTCLAT Promoting Positive Behaviour Policy - Addendum - COVID-19 - August 202001/09/2021
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2.4Social distancing not maintainedHighOnly one student allowed in reception area when searching takes place. Others to wait outsideV.LowStaff on duty01/09/2021
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Make use of alternative entrances / exits where appropriateV.LowSLTCLAT-COVID-19_Procedures at entrance of campus01/09/2021
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Signs and floor markings to promote distancingV.LowStaff01/09/2021
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Staff and other adults maintain 2m distance as much as possible.V.LowStaff01/09/2021
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Students remain in campus-sized 'bubbles' V.LowStaffCLAT-COVID-19 Classroom Procedures01/09/2021
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Unnecessary furniture to be removed; or furniture used as barriersV.LowStaff01/09/2021
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Lessons planned to exploit outdoor areasV.LowStaffCLAT-COVID-19 Classroom Procedures01/09/2021
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Corridors and doorways to be kept clear; give way to approaching personsV.LowStaff01/09/2021
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Face coverings to be worn in communal areas and where social distancing cannot be followed, unless the person is exempt.V.LowAllWhen and How to use a Face Covering - mask or shield01/09/2021
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Stagger start times for students when numbers are high; breakfast club may aid staggered startV.LowStaff01/09/2021
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Stagger break/lunch times for different groups when numbers are highV.LowStaff01/09/2021
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Maintain distancing during lunch. Allow eating outside or in classroomsV.LowStaff01/09/2021
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Students allowed toilet breaks at any time to avoid queuingV.LowStaff01/09/2021
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Access to office areas controlled by staff working there, i.e. admin, teaching staff, SLTV.LowStaff01/09/2021
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Signs to show max number of persons in a room
eg Stratford Reception=2, East Ham office=1, SLT office=3
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Staff rota for home-working where appropriate to reduce overcrowding in officesV.LowSLT01/09/2021
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Staff kitchen - tea-making from urn or by rota to avoid overcrowding V.LowStaff01/09/2021
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Remove extra seating in non-teaching areas to limit congregationV.LowFacilities Manager01/09/2021
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2.5Person developing symptoms while at schoolMarginalStaff should go home immediatelyLowStaff01/09/2021
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Student should be isolated in the building until collected to go homeLowSLT01/09/2021
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In exceptional circumstances a student or staff member may be given a PCR home test kit to use if they are unable to access the testing proceduresLowSLT01/09/2021
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Deep clean of affected areas following a person becoming unwell onsiteLowCleanersCLAT-19-Cleaning if there's been a suspected case in school01/09/2021
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2.6Social distancing not possible due to students special needsHighSufficient PPE availableLowAdmin/cleaners01/09/2021
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2.7Touching Infected surfacesHighClean desk policyV.LowStaffCLAT-19-For general cleaning and hygiene01/09/2021
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Touch points (door handles, key pads) cleaned daily; wrapped in copper tapeV.LowCleaners/Facilities ManagerCLAT-19-For general cleaning and hygiene01/09/2021
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Student must not use staff toilets or enter staff officesV.LowStudents01/09/2021
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Some recreational equipment removed if cleaning not possibleV.LowStaff01/09/2021
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Staff and students encouraged to not wear outdoor clothing in schoolV.LowStaff01/09/2021
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Enhanced cleaning of frequently touched surfacesV.LowCleaners/staffCLAT-19-For general cleaning and hygiene01/09/2021
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Cleaning monitored for effectivenessV.LowAdmin01/09/2021
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Door left open where possible to avoid touching handles V.LowStaff01/09/2021
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2.8Symptomatic person unable to go home immediatelyV.HighPerson should be isolated and area cleaned when free.V.LowStaffCLAT-19-Cleaning if there's been a suspected case in school01/09/2021
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Supervising staff wear PPE if unable to distanceLowStaff01/09/2021
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Where possible isolation room to be locked for 72 hours after useV.LowStaff01/09/2021
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2.9PPE equipment unavailable MarginalPPE levels should be monitored, and reordered / redistributed in good timeV.LowAdmin01/09/2021
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2.10Student property being handed in is infectedMarginalStudent items should be wiped and placed in plastic bags by student and not touched by staff; returned to student in classroom at end of dayV.LowStaffCLAT-COVID-19_Procedures for searching students01/09/2021
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2.11Social distancing not possible while performing searchesHighPat down searches are optional and subject to individual risk assessmentV.LowStaffCLAT-COVID-19_Procedures for searching students29/08/2020
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If using 'pat down' then search student from behindV.LowStaffCLAT-COVID-19_Procedures for searching students29/08/2020
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3Risks of person becoming seriously ill due to:
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3.1Person has medical risk unknown to schoolV.HighMedical details for existing students and staff must be kept up to dateV.LowGroup Staff/Admin01/09/2021
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New students must have a medical risk assessment before joiningV.LowSSM / SPM01/09/2021
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Agency staff medical risk must be assessed before joiningV.LowSAO01/09/2021
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3.2Person has high medical risk condition (Category 1)V.HighPerson with high medical risk may be on site with all precautions - social distancing, PPE, hand washing and sanitizerV.LowSLTCovid-age Individual Vulnerability Questionnaire01/09/2021
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3.3Person with medical risk condition (Category 2)HighPerson with medical risk may be on site with appropriate precautions - social distancing, hand washing and sanitizerV.LowSLTCovid-age Individual Vulnerability Questionnaire01/09/2021
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3.4Person living with someone with a high risk conditionHighPerson may come to school with precautionsV.LowSLT01/09/2021
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3.5Person isolating with symptomsHighPerson (staff) wellbeing should be regularly monitored by school (especially if living alone)LowAdmin01/09/2021
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3.6Person who has tested positiveHighAssessment made as to whether staff could have contracted virus at school, and review processes / risk assessment in light of events; take local health adviceMarginalSLT01/09/2021
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Assess whether other school contacts should self isolate, the school close, or a deep clean performed; subject to local health adviceLowSLT01/09/2021
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Person should not return to work until after 7 days and they have no or one remaining symptom (confirm NHS guidance)LowSLT01/09/2021
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Report incident to PHE, the HSE under RIDDOR and Geetha Unnithan (The Education Space) if infection likely to have occurred in schoolMarginalSLT01/09/2021
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3.7Person subject to emerging risk e.g. BAME populationHighReview individual risk assessment and precautionsLowSLTCovid-age Individual Vulnerability Questionnaire01/09/2021
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4Risk of infection from failure of controls due to:
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4.1Student failing to comply with reasonable requests to follow protocols, or likely to engage in violent behaviour, leading to risk of infectionHighDistraction, de-escalation and divertion techniques; sanctions leading to fixed term exclusion as last resort; aim is to reduce risk to self and othersLowStaff/ SLT / PrincipalCLAT Promoting Positive Behaviour Policy - Addendum - COVID-19 - August 202001/09/2021
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Student risk assessed as to what procedures to put in place so they can come to school and be safeV.LowSLTIndividual Student COVID Risk Assessment01/09/2021
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Students will not be restrained, alternative methods of diffusing situation must be used, according to risk assessmentMarginalStaffCLAT Promoting Positive Behaviour Policy - Addendum - COVID-19 - August 202001/09/2021
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Students rewarded for good complianceLowStaffCLAT Promoting Positive Behaviour Policy - Addendum - COVID-19 - August 202001/09/2021