School name   Control Measures Date of assessment   Date of next review   Notes
What are the hazards? Who might be harmed and how? What further action do you need to take to control the risks? Who needs to carry out the action? When is the action needed by? Done
This risk assessment must be adapted to include any further hazards and subsequent control measures appropriate to each school's context.
Attendance: No-one with symptoms should attend a setting for any reason. All children must attend their education setting, unless they are self isolating or they are clinically vulnerable and are staying at home on medical advice.
Key DfE documents:

Schools should continue to:
• Exercise good hand hygiene for everyone
• Exercise good respiratory hygiene, catch it, bin it, kill it principles.
• Use ‘enhanced cleaning’ regimes, particularly on frequently touched surfaces (twice a day with one of those times being at the begining or end of each day)
• Maintain good ventilation in occupied parts of the school.
• Use PPE where appropriate to their setting or activity.

Adults should wear masks in  communal areas until Wednesday 26th January 2022.
From 27-1-22, masks are no longer required in school, unless the Local Public Health Protection Team has provided explicit  guidance about mask-wearing in response to a local outbreak. Members of staff with specific, individual medical reasons for needing to wear a mask in communal areas and/or classrooms should have an individual risk assessment which indicates mask wearing is required.

Schools are required to have an Outbreak Management Plan for Covid 19

When to self-isolate - Government Guidance:
Poor hand hygiene

Poor respiratory hygiene

Inadequate cleaning

Inadequate ventilation

Thermal discomfort in colder weather.
Staff, pupils, parents, visitors.

Coronavirus infection.
Minimise contact with individuals who are unwell, by ensuring that those who have coronavirus symptoms do not attend school.

If anyone in the school becomes unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), they must be sent home, told to go for a test and follow the latest PHE advice about self-isolation.
Members of staff with specific, individual reasons for wanting to wear a mask in communal areas and/or classrooms should have an individual risk assessment which indicates mask wearing is required.
Clean hands thoroughly more frequently than usual:
Routines are established to ensure hands are washed or sanitised more frequently than usual, but particularly:
-after coming into school
-after coughing and sneezing
-before and after  handling and eating food
-after going to the toilet
NHS information about effective hand-washing is provided above all sinks.
Ensure good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach. e.g. by providing tissues, bins and posters.        
Maintain enhanced cleaning (at least twice a day), including frequently touched surfaces, often, using standard products e.g.detergents and bleach. Twice daily cleaning is be recorded.
Maintain enhanced cleaning of playground equipment .
Refer to only in relation to cleaning following a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19), not in relation to regular, routine cleaning as part of an effective hierarchy of controls.

Recirculation units for heating and cooling that do not draw in a supply of fresh air can remain in operation as long
 as there is a supply of outdoor air. This could mean leaving windows and doors open.

Natural ventilation is provided by opening windows. In cooler weather windows will be opened just enough to provide constant background ventilation. Windows will be opened more fully during breaks to purge the air in the space.

Parents have been informed that the uniform policy has been relaxed to allow for pupils to wear warm clothing such as a jumper or jacket in colder months.

Advice to inform the control measures for mechanical ventilation systems has been sought from the Trust's Estates manager.

Natural ventilation is provided by opening external doors where this would not create a safeguarding and/or fire risk. Furniture has been re-arranged where possible to avoid direct air streams.

Heating will be used and adjusted as necessary in occupied spaces to help to ensure thermal comfort levels are maintained.
Adults to wear appropriate personal protective equipment if caring for a pupil who has become ill with symptoms of COVID-19 and if 1m+ distance cannot be maintained.
Ensure sufficient supply of all items of PPE.
Refer to: 
Response to Infection      
Engage with the NHS Test and Trace system when required. Establish a procedure for dealing with confirmed cases of COVID-19  and communicate to parents/carers and staff. Refer to Outbreak Management Plan.

Latest temporary guidance for COVID testing:
Manage confirmed cases of Coronavirus amongst the school community. Ensure staff receive training on agreed procedures.        Checklist and templates for managing a confirmed case kept in COVID-19 Contingency Planning Team>General>Files>Actions: Managing a Confirmed Case
Contain any outbreak by following local health protection team advice and the school/trust's outbreak management plan.        
  Staff, pupils and visiting professionals.

Risk of coronavirus infection.
Individual risk assessments in place for pupils with EHCPs where appropriate and any other pupils with SEND who may need one.        
Visitors   All visitors are asked if they have any COVID-19  symptoms or if they have had any contact with anyone with symptoms before they arrived on site. If they have, they are asked to confirm that they are exempt from requirements to self-isolate (ie double vaccinated or otherwise exempt). If they cannot confirm, they are not admitted.
Details of all visitors are recorded.
Administering First Aid Designated First Aiders, staff and pupils.

Risk of coronavirus infection.
Follow HSE guidance for First Aid in non-health care settings:
There is a dedicated first aid room for first aid that will be used solely for first aid treatment to help prevent bodliy fluids contaminating other parts of the building. This room will be well-ventilated.        
If a child presents symptoms of COVID-19 they will be isolated 2m away from other people, in a separate room used solely for suspected COVID-19 isolation and parents called to collect them. First Aid will not be administered unless there is a life threatening condition.
If they need to use the toilet, a separate toilet should be used if possible and thoroughly disinfected after use.
Supervising member of staff should wear full PPE if 2m social distancing is not possible.
The First Aider will wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap and water before donning gloves to administer treatment and after doffing gloves following treatment.         
Nitrile gloves conforming to BSEN455 will be worn to adminster First Aid. Correct donning and doffing prcedures to be followed.         
First Aider covers any cuts on hands with waterproof plasters.        
First Aider avoids putting fingers in mouth or touching face.        
The First Aider will avoid touching any part of a dressing that will come into contact with a wound.        
If the patient is showing signs of COVID-19 and treatment is essential the  First Aider will wear goggles conforming to BSEN166.1b3 to prevent bodily fluids being splashed into the eyes. Correct donning and doffing procedures to be followed.        
If the patient is showing signs of COVID-19 and treatment is essential the  First Aider will wear a fluid resistant mask conforming to BSEN14683:2019 Type IIR. Correct donning and doffing procedures to be followed.         
After each first aid treatment all equipment cleaned down using either detergent disinfectant solution at a dilution of 1000 ppm available chlorine ( or a neutral purpose detergent followed by disinfection (1000 ppm The goggles and visor will be rinsed with clean water after being disinfected.        
All PPE will be correctly doffed after use and placed straight into a double bag and the bags tied. (See sheets 2 and 3  for PHE donning and doffing guides.) The bags will then be stored in a locked room for 72 hours before putting them into the external waste skip/bin.         
Face masks and gloves will only be used for 1 treatment of first aid. They will not be used for any further first aid  treatments.         
First Aiders have been given information on how to correctly don and doff their PPE (see sheets 2 and 3)        
No food will be stored or eaten in the First Aid room.        
After First Aid treatment has been given and cleaning completed the first aider will wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before commencing any further work. NHS information about effective handwashing has been provided.         
Intimate Care Staff, pupils.

Risk of coronavirus infection.
The staff member providing the intimate care will wash hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after administering the care. Use alcohol based sanitiser if soap and water is not available.         
NHS hand washing posters have been installed above sinks to give information on good hand washing techniques.        
Children young people and students whose care routinely involves the use of PPE due to their intimate care needs will continue to receive their care in the same way, using the same PPE as they always have done for this task. The PPE may include:
If a child young person or other learner becomes unwell with symptoms of COVID while in the setting and needs direct personal care until they can return home, a fluid resistant surgical face mask should be worn by the supervising adult if 2 metre social distancing cannot be maintained. The surgical masks used must conform to BS EN 14683:2019 Type IIR        
Ensure a stock of surgical face masks that conform to BS EN 14683:2019 Type IIR are procured through the school's normal supply schain. Should this fail they may be available from the local resilience forum (LRF) or
Use of public transport/buses Staff/pupils/parents/carers, visitors to the site, contractors.

Risk of coronavirus infection.
Pupils and staff are encouraged to cycle or walk to school.         
Pupils clean their hands before boarding school transport and again on disembarking.        
Maintain enhanced cleaning of vehicles -touch points etc. Minibuses cleaned after each journey.         
Pupils must not board transport if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result.         
Work with home/school transport providers to determine appropriate protective measures to take on transport to align with school policies and latest DfE guidance.        
Face coverings should be worn by staff on public transport.        
Procedure for dealing with staff member, child with symptoms or if/when
child from teaching group is confirmed COVID case.
Staff and pupils.

Risk of coronavirus infection.
If a child has suspected symptoms of COVID-19, isolate child in a separate room reserved solely for this purpose until collected. If the child needs to use the toilet, a separate toilet should be used  if possible and both spaces must be thoroughly disinfected after use.         
Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 must be sent home to self-isolate and should get a test. Tests can be booked online or by calling 119. Schools have a small number of home testing kits to be provided to families who may not otherwise access a test.       Checklist and templates for managing a confirmed case kept in COVID-19 Contingency Planning Team>General>Files>Actions: Managing a Confirmed Case
Follow self-isolating guidance and ensure that PHE procedures for reporting illness and test results are communicated to and well understood by all parents, carers and staff members affected.        
Staff member to supervise child until collected should observe 2m social distancing where possible. Where 2m rule cannot be implemented full PPE must be worn.        
If a parent/carer insists on a child with symptoms attending school, schools can take the decision to refuse the child returning to school if in their reasonable judgement it is necessary to protect their pupils and staff from possible infection with COVID-19. Decision should be carefully considered in light of all circumstances and current PH advice.        
Provision for individual members of staff Staff, pupils.

Risk of coronavirus infection.
If a member of staff tests positive or they’ve been in contact with someone who has, they will have a legal duty to follow the latest government guidnace on self-isolation and testing.
School leaders responsible for HR may include planning for wellbeing for members of staff returning to work after a period of absence to ensure appropriate that provision is made for individual wellbeing. (see Learn-AT staff wellbeing plan)         
Before and after school care   Work with external providers to ensure that government guidance is followed.
Where external providers are used for wrap around care, they should provide school with their own risk assessment. School will read the risk assessment and address any concerns if any are identified.        
Numbers of cases will be monitored closely and the outbreak management plan will be followed. Where extra measures are required due to rising numbers as per the outbreak management plan, the previous risk assessment is in place to be followed as a contingency plan.  
Risk Assessor Name   Risk Assessor Signature Authorised by:   Authoriser signature   Date Authorised