Information Covid-19 regulations
Our school and covid-19 regulations - 1st February 2023
- Wash your hands often
- Sneeze and cough into your elbow
- If you have covid complaints, stay at home and do a self test
- Ensure a good flow of fresh air
- Vaccine is at your own discretion
Testing for Covid
From April 2022, it is no longer necessary to do a confirmation test at the GGD after a positive self-test. Self-testing in case of complaints remains important. Because of the self-test you know whether you have covid or not. And you can adjust your behaviour accordingly.
All children who are unwell (diarrhea, coughing, fever...) should stay home. We recommend that the children go back to school only when they are free of complaints or when their complaints are only mild (runny nose...).
The general guidelines to be followed are:
If a child has mild symptoms but feels well (and tests negative) he/she can come to school.
If a child has symptoms that make him/her unwell (and the test result is negative) the child stays home until the child is recovered (or has mild symptoms only, such a runny nose).
If a child has mild symptoms and test results are positive, the child stays home for a minimum of 5 days until he/she is symptom free for 24 hours.
Quarantine and covid.
- You only go to quarantine if you tested positive.
- You do not have to quarantine if you were around someone with corona. However, you should remain extra alert and if you develop symptoms, you should consider getting tested (self test or if you prefer, at the GGD).
- If someone in the house has corona, the other family members can go outside and to school if they have no complaints.
The children and adults no longer need to wear masks but can if they wish to.
Every classroom has a CO2 meter that warns us of high levels, so that we can ventilate our building whenever needed.
Whenever possible, parents should continue to drop off their children at the gate (or in the playground for the younger children from group 0 and 1).
Pick up times
When picking up their children, parents can come onto the playground and wait for their children in designated areas.
Entering the school building
Parents are now allowed to enter the school premises in specific situations (when picking up their children earlier for an appointment, when invited to do so by school staff etc.). When doing so, they need to stay cautious and preferably use hydroalcohol gel before entering.
What the school will do
Our school will continue to inform parents if there is a positive case in your child’s class and ask you to closely monitor your child for the development of symptoms and to test for complaints that fit with Corona. We will continue to seek and follow the advice from the GGD.
Birthdays are very special moments and the children are very welcome to celebrate their birthday in school. They may bring a small treat to share with their class at snack time, e.g. a small plain cupcake, a small box of raisins or some fruit. We kindly remind you that we are nut free school and that you should not bring any food item that contains any type of nuts. If you choose to bring cupcakes, please ensure the class teacher receives a full list of the ingredients (as allergies are not limited to nuts and we also have children who may not eat certain food item). Please do not bring large cakes that need to be cut in class or any food unless you are sure of the ingredients inside.
Party bags may be given out in class by your child at the end of the school day and taken home where the parents can monitor what is being eaten by their child.
General information for families living in the Netherlands:
The current regulations set out by the Dutch Government can be found Here
The current regulations in regards to home quarantine can be found here: Quarantine regulations check list
Travel regulations and covid:
We understand that it is important for our families to go and visit their families overseas. We kindly ask you to act in a responsible manner, follow the regulations in place and even take extra measures to keep our community safe (for example getting tested after your return from overseas as a precaution). Please remember that our aim is always to keep the school and your children safe and that only your vigilance will help us avoid another school closure.
The travel and quarantine regulations regularly change and it is important that you check regularly the up to date information provided by the Dutch government.on page below.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.