Change to Covid 19 guidelines in school
The number of cases within children and young people aged 10-14 has increased by almost 15% and cases amongst 15-19 year olds has increased by 32% in the past week of data. This means that in October alone school children in Suffolk have lost 26,264 days of education due to positive cases of COVID-19. With this in mind, we are asking education leaders to implement additional measures in education settings, including primary, secondary, further and higher education. Early years settings are under constant review and it is not necessary to include them at this time.
From November 1st 2021, Suffolk County Council Public Health is advising;
• Staff in education settings (specialist, primary, secondary, further and higher education) to wear face coverings in communal areas outside of the classroom, unless exempt for medical reasons.
• Students in all secondary, further and higher education settings to wear face coverings in communal areas outside of the classroom, unless exempt for medical reasons.
• Specialist, primary, secondary, further and higher education settings to restrict entry to their site to essential visitors only.
• Any visitors to wear a face covering while on-site, this includes adults collecting children in the playground. These measures will be reviewed during the week commencing Monday 15 November 2021.