Childrens House is now offering CoVid-19 screening and prevention solutions for schools
The SAMA organisation has produced proposed comprehensive guides for all schools. We have taken these extensive guides, and summarised them into a comprehensive summary for your perusal.
The predominant theme throughout is screening and sanitisation. Everytime someone leaves and then re-enters a classroom, regardless of the length of absence, they need to sanitise or wash their hands, wear masks and maintain social distancing. Please read our summary below, links to the various documents from which this information was drawn are to be found at the bottom of the page:
The public service is the largest employer in the country and has the legal obligation in accordance with Section 8, of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) 1993, as amended to, where reasonably practicable; to provide and maintain a safe, healthy work environment that is without risk to employees.
Regulation 53 provides that the Head of Department shall establish and maintain a safe and healthy work environment for employees of the department and a safe and healthy service delivery environment for members of the public service regulation.
These Standard Operating procedures must be implemented immediately within all South African schools and applies to all entities and individuals that may come within the school premises.
The standard operating procedures listed below, are for the containment and management of COVID-19 for Childcare Facilities, Schools and School Communities. The guidelines are provided for all administrators on the steps that need to be undertaken in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to keep to the requirements put in place by the President and The Department of Basic Education. Precautions are necessary to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 in school settings. Guidance will be updated as new information emerges. (Read more)