According to an article published by the SA Govenment News Agency (SAnews.gov.za) all schools will need to comply with COVID- 19 school guidelines contained in a Standard Operating Procedures Booklet supplied by the Basic Department of Education.
COVID-19 school guidelines for all schools
According to the Covid-19 school guidelines, all learners and staff members will be screened daily. Those with raised temperatures, will then be considered for isolation and testing.
- Learners will have to wash or sanitize their hands before entering classrooms.
- At the start of every school day classrooms will be sanitized.
Social distancing plans
The Covid-19 school guidelines cover distancing in class, outside of class, in transport and more. See Transport below.
- No more than two learners may share a desk, with no hugging or handshaking.
- Extra classes should be arranged in small groups that maintain social distancing.
- Movement of learners between classes will also be limited.
Learners and teachers will be expected to wear cloth masks at all times.
COVID-19 School Transport
- Vehicles that transport children will undergo sanitisation prior to the start of all trips.
- All passengers to wear a mask and sanitise their hands on entering the vehicle.
- Distance between learners in the buses has also been proposed as a measure.
All sports matches, choral practices and festivals, eisteddfods will be prohibited.
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