Are you ready to get back to school?

Are you ready to get back to school?

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The ‘Back To School’ countdown is on! With only two weeks until the doors open to pupils, is your school ready for the new social distancing measures and essential hand sanitising needed for full classes in September?

Government guidance on essential measures to ensure the safe re-opening of schools for Autumn 2020 states schools must 'introduce preventative measures to help students and staff clean hands thoroughly, more often than usual and introduce enhanced cleaning, including cleaning frequently touched surfaces often'.

Essential measures include:

  • Ensuring pupils clean hand's regularly; on arrival, after breaks, when they change rooms and before and after eating

  • Consider and implement regular and thorough hand cleaning for the foreseeable future

  • Provide sufficient hand washing or hand sanitiser ‘stations’ so that all pupils and staff can clean their hands regularly

  • Supervision of hand sanitiser use, given risks around ingestion

  • Introduce enhanced cleaning of frequently touched surfaces including more frequent cleaning of rooms / shared areas and frequently touched surfaces.

We are pleased to offer a range of children’s multi-height sanitising units and premium sanitiser stations designed specifically for use in schools and nurseries. With an adjustable height on children’s sanitising units, smooth edges and a friendly bright coloured design, these units are attractive and easy to use too!

But of course, hand sanitisers are just the tip of the iceberg when considering a safe environment for pupils and teaching staff returning in September. Social distancing signage, such as one-way directional stickers on floors and walls, information signage as a reminder to aid distancing between individuals, both form an important part of your strategy to adjust to the ‘new norm’.

If you would like support regarding signage and social distancing aids, to support the reopening of your school next month, please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing info@citysigns.co.uk or alternatively call 01905 640007.