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What happens if a student using an APEEE service tests positive at Covid-19?
- When parents inform us that their child has tested positive for Covid-19, they are under no obligation to provide us with their child’s identity and we are not entitled to ask them for it. We therefore receive the following information: the child has been using this bus up to such date and/or has attended this extracurricular activity up to such day and/or has eaten in the canteen or cafeteria up to such day.
- Once we have been informed of a positive case in one of its services, we notify the parents of the children who have been in contact with the child who has tested positive via its service (the parents whose children use the bus(s) concerned and/or follow the same extracurricular activity(ies), together with the precautionary measures currently taken by the school and on which we align ourselves:
“Here are the instructions to follow for 14 days after the last contact with the infected person.
Your child can attend school/daycare but should limit other social contacts outside of school if possible, especially with people at risk of developing more severe forms of the disease, such as family members over 65 years of age or children with chronic illnesses: https://bit.ly/2EnX4eW
Ensure that hygiene measures are respected (washing hands several times a day with soap and water; sneeze into a disposable handkerchief, do not share eating and drinking utensils, toothbrushes or towels) and as much physical distance as possible (keep 1.5m from others as far as possible, avoid direct contact and exchange of objects).
You should be attentive and watch for the possible appearance of any symptoms such as: fever, other complaints of acute viral infection (cough, difficulty breathing, cold, sore throat, fever, headache, muscle aches, chest pain, loss of smell or taste, watery diarrhoea with no apparent cause) or worsening of chronic respiratory symptoms (asthma, chronic cough, allergy).
If a symptom occurs, call your doctor by phone to inform him/her of the symptoms and recent contact, and to see if a test is required.
You will find all the hygiene and precautionary measures to be taken on the Sciensano website, the federal public health organisation.
The school’s medical service is also available to answer any questions you may have on this subject. You can reach our nurses every day, from 8.00 am to 4.30 pm, either by telephone, 02 340 14 94, or by e-mail at the following address: LAE-COVID19-NOTIFICATION@eursc.eu”
As far as our canteen service is concerned, in L2, nursery, P1, P2 and P5 pupils eat per class, and in L3, P3 and P4 pupils as well as secondary students eat individually, separated by plexiglass, and the tables, chairs and plexiglass are automatically disinfected after each passage. Only the S1FR eat at the L2, and they are separated from the other tables.
- The APEEE also informs the bus monitors, drivers, extracurricular activities monitors and/or the canteen service team concerned, so that they are advised to follow the same precautions.
What happens in case of confirmation of 2 or more positive cases of Covid-19 within an APEEE service?
- The APEEE informs the parents of children who have taken the same bus as the children who tested positive.
- The APEEE also warns the bus monitor and the bus driver.
- Given the barrier gestures that have been introduced (mandatory wearing of face masks when getting on the bus, during the journey, and when getting off the bus for all bus users – pupil, bus monitors, driver; hand disinfection; etc.), the buses continue to run.
- The APEEE informs the parents of children who have followed the same extracurricular activity as the children who tested positive.
- The APEEE also warns the extracurricular monitor.
- From 1 October 2020, the activity, no matter its nature, is suspended for 7 days. If possible, it will be considered to continue the course online.
- Given the safety measures put in place (plexiglass, compulsory wearing of face masks when walking in the canteen, hydro-alcoholic gel available, etc.), the canteen remains open.
These precautionary measures are necessary to monitor the health of people who have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for Covid-19 and prevent the spread of the virus. It is then obviously up to the parents to make the decisions they deem necessary.
What happens if a bus monitor / extracurricular activities monitor tests positive to Covid-19?
- The APEEE informs the parents of the children who took the same bus as the bus monitor who tested positive / followed the extracurricular activity of the monitor who tested positive.
- As far as possible, the person who has tested positive will be replaced and students can continue to use the services of the APEEE.
As for the canteen, an internal organisation has been developed in order to set up isolated working groups so that an entire team can be replaced if a person tests positive.
It is important that everyone (parents, bus monitors, drivers, students) wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth at the bus stops, when getting on the bus, during the journey, and when getting off the bus. We remind you that the wearing of a face mask covering the nose and mouth remains obligatory when safety distances cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, we kindly ask parents to respect barrier gestures at bus stops. We would also like to remind parents that it is important to show their children how to wear a mask.
We also reminded all our drivers and bus monitors of the importance of wearing their face masks and, if possible, checking that the children keep them on during the whole journey.
Students, with the help of our bus monitors, disinfect their hands before boarding. Hydroalcoholic gel is also made available to all users of our transport service in our buses. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of parents to ensure that their children wash their hands before boarding the bus in the event that a bus monitor is unable to be present.
All secondary students and teachers, when not seated, must wear a face mask, making sure to keep distance and to follow the indicated direction.
Students are served by the canteen staff at the table and at the buffet.
Extracurricular activities monitors and teachers all wear face masks. For sports activities, we remind you that students are allowed to remove their masks and that physical contact is limited to the maximum. Sports monitors are allowed to remove their masks only during sports demonstrations.
Sporting and non-sporting equipment used during the activity is disinfected before and after each activity. Finally, our extracurricular classes are limited to a maximum of 10 students.
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