Back to school safety tips for Kids

As students gradually return to school, a new set of worries by parents and other caregivers regards the coronavirus disease arises. Parents and educational institutions now have to balance the educational, social, health, safety, and emotional needs of their wards and students amid the evolving pandemic.

There is no specific dictionary for keeping safe during this pandemic, but we would like to propose the following measures for school safety.

Carrying out Coronavirus tests before kids are allowed into the school

As parents, ensure you have coronavirus home kits like the PCR Swab to facilitate the checking of your kid’s coronavirus status at every giving suspicion of an infection.

Educational Institutions also should partner with health care centers to carry out tests before admitting students into school.

Click here to check out some recommended Coronavirus tests. “Types of Coronavirus tests”

Encourage children to practice social distancing!

Social distancing isn’t only for adults. It is for everyone.

Social distancing is the practice that allows enough space between people to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

For social distancing, It is recommended that both adults and children keep at least 6 feet (2 meters) of space between themselves and people outside their household to meet the social distancing goal.

Steps to encourage social distancing in school includes:

  1. By creating one-way traffic in school hallways and places that encourage massive gatherings
  2. By using large outdoor spaces when possible for instruction, meals, or recess
  3. By creating a bus roaster to reduce the number of children on school buses
  4. By spacing out desks and discouraging gatherings in students space
  5. By using physical barriers, such as plexiglass shields and partitions to segregate teachers and pupils

Encourage children to wear a facemask

Wearing face masks should be a priority especially when it is hard to maintain social distance in places like the bus, the carpool drop-off and pick up, and the entrance of a building. Have multiple cloths face masks available for your child and provide a clean mask and backup mask each day.

For easy identification, you could label your child’s mask clearly so he/she is not confused with another child’s facemask.

Finally, teach your kids how to properly put on and off their facemask, remind them to wash their hands before and after touching their mask, and instruct them not to share or trade their face masks.

Encourage children to always wash, clean and disinfect their hands

Encourage children to always wash, clean and disinfect their hands

At home explain why it is important your kid washes his or her hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before and after eating, coughing, sneezing, or adjusting a face mask.

Schools should encourage routines that encourage frequent hand-washing, cleaning, and disinfecting of hands. They should also encourage hand hygiene practices such as asking children to cover their mouths and noses with their elbows or tissues when they cough or sneeze and then washing their hands.

If your child attends school at the moment, we recommend that you create daily rituals before and after school that will encourage them to carry out healthy habits before and after school.

Examples of such routines include washing of hands in the morning, packing a backup facemask and a hand sanitizer, and washing their hands as soon as they come home

We hope you find this helpful. To read more on how to keep safe, click on the link below. how to keep safe during the pandemic