Returning to school or University may feel intimidating after the lockdown period.
Having to self-isolate and go into lockdown is not something that the younger generation has ever witnessed before. Going back to education can be a scary jump for many, as life after lockdown in the classroom will be a lot different from what they are used to.
Social distancing and safety measures will be in place, including:
- Staggering the start and close time of the school day, so that students are not pilled together leaving and entering.
- Staggering mealtimes, so that there are fewer students together at a set time when having lunch.
- Moving classes to temporary spaces or outdoors, to help students to get fresh air and not be closed in a confined space.
- Holding school in shifts, to reduce class size. Using a different timetable method, having shorter school days.
Water and hygiene facilities will be an important part in the return process. Places to stop and wash or sanitize hands should be spread around the school and easy to access.
Hand sanitizer should be available when leaving and entering classrooms, and desks, stationary and resources should be wiped clean before and after using them.
Remember to be safe and respectful to others when returning to education, keep a distance from classmates, and maintain hygiene.
Phone: 0800 18 2001.