UPDATE / Back-to-school 2020 – Covid-19 measures

EEBIV is resuming in situ classes for all students as of September 3, 2020. We have thus put our transport, canteen and extra-curricular services back into operation in order to allow students to go to school, eat lunch and attend their extra-curricular activities and this, in the best possible sanitary conditions.

A declaration of honour is also being signed by all APEEE collaborators regarding their state of health and compliance with the measures imposed by the Belgian government.

Here are the measures we have decided to put in place, based on the government’s health recommendations, as of September 3rd within our services: 

  • Transport

Our sanitary measures are like those put in place when we resumed our service from June 8 to June 30. For example: 

  1. In the morning when boarding, if the bus has a rear or middle door, students will have to board through the rear door, without exception.
  2. Students should be grouped by cycle ( nursery, primary, secondary) and, as much as possible, maintain the same seat on the bus. Siblings are allowed to sit together and in case of different cycles, the little ones will have to sit with the older ones. 
  3. All students will have to wear a mask while on the bus: when getting on the bus, during the journey, and when getting off the bus. Children not wearing masks will not be allowed to board the bus.  It is the responsibility of parents to provide a mask to their children and to show them how to wear and store it safely.
  4. All students should clean their hands before boarding the bus. Bus monitors will also be in possession of hydroalcoholic gel.
  5. All drivers and bus monitors will also be wearing masks. Bus monitors will be authorized to help nursery students fasten their seatbelts, put their masks back on if they fall off and get off the bus.
  6. On the return trip, children will get out through the rear door of the vehicle if there are two doors. Otherwise, they will exit through the front door.
  • Canteen

  1. All students and accompanying teachers enter the canteen building via the rotunda stairs;
  2. All secondary students and teachers must wear face masks, keep distance, and must keep their masks on until they are seated; 
  3. At the entrance into the canteen, students and teachers should disinfect their hands with the hydroalcoholic gel at their disposal;

  4. In both Level 2 and Level 3, tables will be grouped by class and set 1.50 m apart;

  5. P3 and P4 students will eat at level 3, and no secondary students will be present during their time slot;

  6. Students will have to follow the indicated direction; 

  7. The canteen team is the only one who can be in contact with the food, so the students will have to wait to be served by the canteen staff at the table and at the buffet;

  8. Once seated, students can remove their masks;

  9. When students have finished eating, they should put their masks back on and clear their trays according to the indicated circulation;

  10. Students will leave by the indicated exit – exterior exit only, access to the rotunda stairs is forbidden for students and teachers leaving the canteen;

  11. Tables and chairs will be disinfected after each use; 

  12. The canteen office has set up isolated production and service internal working groups to be able to call on a replacement team in the event of a problem. 

  • Extracurricular activities

The starting date of the activities for nursery and primary pupils originally planned for September 11th has been delayed by one week for organizational and security reasons following the health measures put in place in the school. The extracurricular activities for nursery and primary children will therefore begin on Friday, September 18, 2020.

Activities for secondary students are still scheduled to begin on October 19. 

  1. Extracurricular activities have been limited to a maximum of 10 students;
  2. The students are expected to wait for their teacher at the meeting point, children over 12 years old will need to wear a face mask; 
  3. Extracurricular activities monitors and teachers will all wear face masks;
  4. Students over 12 years old must keep their face masks on during the activity unless it is a sporting activity – for sporting activities, students are allowed to remove their masks and must put them back on as soon as the activity is over; when students are not wearing the mask, social distancing should be encouraged;
  5. Monitors must also keep their face masks on as long as possible; only sports monitors will be allowed to remove their masks during sports demonstrations; when they are not on the move, they must put their masks back on;
  6. For contact sports, the extracurricular activities office complies with the measures announced by the Belgian authorities; Judo, taekwondo, aikido, sportive dance, footbal and basketball activities are thus possible, as long as the barrier gestures are respected as much as possible and the instructions of the monitor are followed; 
  7. Students will be required to wash their hands before and after the activity – including for the lunch supervised by the extracurricular activities team on Wednesdays;
  8. The monitors will all have hydroalcoholic gel – hydroalcoholic gel will also be present in all school rooms so that students can disinfect their hands at all times; 
  9. Monitors will be authorized to help the children in order to ensure that the activity runs smoothly, which may result in physical contact (correcting postures to avoid injury, etc.) ; 
  10. Materials and equipment will be disinfected before and after each activity. 

We wish you a good school start!