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Our COVID-19 Measures

On this page you can find out all the latest information about the measures that we have put in place to protect our community from COVID-19.

Covid Measures

These measures have been developed based on the directives and guidance of:

  • The Dutch National Institute for Public Health (RIVM).

  • The Public Health Department (GGD Rotterdam-Rijnmond)

  • NAISR’s Senior Leadership Team, including Ms. Kim van Sickle, our school nurse.

  • Best practice shared by our 70 Nord Anglia sister schools.


Last updated: 5 March 2021, 15:00 (we recommend refreshing your page to check for updates):

  • Elementary students are on campus for face to face learning full time.

  • Secondary students have a blended schedule of face to face lessons and a virtual learning environment. 

  • All students are grouped in cohorts based on grade level. 

  • Students in grades 6-12 must maintain 1.5m distance between each other.

  • All students and staff, regardless of age, must home quarantine for 10 days on arrival in the Netherlands after travelling from areas with orange or red travel advice. On day 5 of quarantine a COVID test may be arranged through the GGD and if negative, quarantine may be ended. Travel advice can be found Here.

  • Secondary students, staff, and visitors must wear a face mask on the school campus and when moving throughout the school building.

  • Parents and visitors may only enter the school building with a pre-arranged appointment. 

Our commitment to providing a quality learning experience for all our students is at the heart of every decision we make. For the school year 2020-2021, we are implementing a number of protocols that will enable our students to safely access their learning on campus. Our planning is based on two interconnected priorities that we have for this school year:

1. To ensure the health and safety or our students, our faculty, our staff, and our community.

2. To ensure continuity of learning for our students as they pursue growth and learning goals in the next year.

Based on local government and global best practice guidelines, our health and safety initiatives are focused on four key principles: Screen, Clean, Hygiene, Distance. We need your help and cooperation in making sure these measures are effective for the safety and wellbeing of our entire community.

The measures in place:
  • RIVM protocols and directions from the GGD will be followed.

  • Community education on self-monitoring of possible COVID 19 symptoms.

  • Students and staff returning to school after an illness will be required to have a health check completed with the school nurse.

  • Students G6-12, teachers, or staff with any of the following complaints must stay home:

    • Congestion or runny nose

    • Sore throat

    • Coughing

    • Temperature of 38 degrees or above

    • Chills

    • Shortness of breath

    • Loss of taste or smell

  • Students PK1-G5 experiencing mild cold like symptoms may attend classes. If the student has a temperature 38 degrees or above they must then stay home.

  • If any member of the household has any of the listed complaints and a temperature of 38 degrees or above, the entire household must stay home.

  • Students G6-12 or staff members who develop any of the above listed complaints while at school must go home. Students must wait in the infirmary. Parents must be called for immediate pick up.

  • It is strongly advised that anyone above 12 years old, with any corona related complaint receive a COVID-19 test through the GGD. How to get a COVID test

  • Students and staff may return to school when they are complaint free for 24 hours or have received a negative COVID test result.

  • Students or staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 must stay at home for at least 7 days after the start of the complaints. Students or staff members may return to school after a minimum of 7 days and have been symptom free for 24 hours. RIVM Protocol COVID Positive

  • If someone in the students or staff members' household has tested positive for COVID-19 they must stay at home for 10 days and follow the guidance of the RIVM and GGD. RIVM Protocol COVID Positive Household

  • Students and staff members with known seasonal allergies with symptoms similar to corona related complaints may come to school. The school must be informed of this.

  • Minimise use of shared supplies.

  • Adherence to recommended guidelines for proper cleaning of our facility.

  • Enhanced sanitation procedures implemented.

  • Disinfection protocols for high use areas scheduled through the school day and each evening.

  • All classrooms and shared spaces will have cleaning supplies. 

  • Desks and tables in PK1-5 classrooms will be cleaned prior to snack time and before lunch for PK1-2.

  • Cafeteria tables will be cleaned before each group of students.

  • Manipulatives will be cleaned when shared between classrooms.

  • Shared IT devices will be cleaned after use.

  • Intensive cleaning after school hours.

  • Frequent handwashing with soap and water or use of alcohol hand gel for students, staff, and visitors. Mandatory hand hygiene times:

    • Entering the building 

    • Leaving the building and campus

    • Before eating

    • After using the toilet

  • No shaking of hands.

  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow.

  • Doors will remain open as much as possible 

  • Water fountains may not be used.

  • Face masks must be worn by students G6-12, staff, parents, and visitors:

    • While they are in the hallways / corridors walking from one area of the school to another.

    • While they wait in a queue, for example when they are waiting to be served in the cafeteria.

    • As they arrive at school and as they walk to class due to congestion in the playground.

    • As they use the toilet facilities.

    • While on public and school transport 

    • When asked or advised to by a teacher. This may be because adult-student social distancing of 1.5m cannot be maintained. 

  • Face masks will not be provided by the school on a regular basis to students or staff.

  • Students PK1-G5 are not required to wear a face mask.

  • Social distancing signage and visual cues placed throughout campus.

  • Protective screens installed at the front office.

  • One-way foot traffic around the campus to minimize congregating.

  • Parent and visitor management protocols in place.

  • Elementary teachers maintain 1.5m distance from students as much as possible.

  • Secondary teachers must maintain 1.5m distance from students.

  • All staff must maintain 1.5m between other staff, community members, and visitors.

  • Distance does not need to be kept between students.

Need to know:
Building Use
  • Gym and changing rooms are open.

  • Cafeteria is open for cold and warm meals. K-12 students will eat lunch in the cafeteria. PK students eat in the classroom.

  • Library is open. Book return procedure to be followed.

  • Classrooms will be arranged to facilitate required physical distancing protocols.

  • Playground may be used by K-12 students. Early childhood playground will be used for PK students.

  • Student lockers may be used.

  • Staff lounge is open. Physical distance of 1.5m must be maintained.

  • Front office may be visited by students and staff. Distancing protocols must be followed.

  • Students may use all student designated toilets.

Excursions & After School Activities
  • There are no school excursions or after school activities at this time. This will be reassessed throughout the school year.

  • School transportation is available and will follow their normal schedule.

  • Students in G6-12 are required to wear a face mask while on the bus.

  • All drivers are required to wear a face mask when students are on the bus.
Our Virtual School Experience

We opened the school at the start of the academic year with full classroom learning.

Whilst we believe that the measures outlined above will minimise the probability of any classroom closure, should this happen again we are well-prepared with the Virtual School Experience. 

We take pride in delivering an outstanding education to every student, tailored to their individual learning needs and inspired by the global best practice even in challenging circumstances.

We are ready and equipped to continue inspiring the students with innovative lessons, unique learning opportunities and high-quality teaching as part of our blended learning approach. Striking the right balance between on and offline learning time allows students to make the most of personalised learning from home, no matter what year group they are in.

You can read more about the Virtual School Experience here.