We communicate with our community:
- Parents have been reminded to check their children for fever and any symptoms of illness.
- Students have been thoroughly guided in how to safely navigate this new school experience.
- The students get body temperature checked and asked to use hand sanitizer after getting off the bus/before entering school.
- Masks are unequivocally compulsory around the building for every employee and student. Students and staff will only ever briefly lower a mask to verbally present at a safe distance from the rest of the group.
- Parents have been advised to provide masks for their children. However, a sizeable stock of masks is always ready to distribute.
- Over 300 litres of hand sanitizer are in stock and ready to use in all classrooms/ common spaces around school. The process of using sanitizer is repeated before every lesson.
Our cleaning has been ramped up in its scope, depth and regularity. From the outset, we realised the Covid-19 narrative would not be a short story and we set about sourcing volumes of chlorine-based cleaning products which are known to eradicate the pathogen on desks, door handles and in toilet cubicles.
We have listened attentively to government directives and advice and have incorporated this fully into our practice. We have added every additional safety layer we could. Our bedrock of confidence lies in the fact that transmission has seemingly stopped within Vietnam. Currently, I doubt there is any other nation on the planet that can state that.
When the final speck of dust has settled on this episode in our lives and, when asked just how COVID-19 affected us, I hope we can say, we remained healthy and economically viable. The narrative is that it was unsafe to be at school and we all did our very best to make alternative arrangements work. We are now back at school and it is safe and so enjoyable!
Deputy Head of Secondary