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					                                    Hygiene Policies and Practices

Rationale
In the light of the recent flu epidemic, we, as individuals, members of communities and as responsible
citizens are now faced with the need to consider how to support international, national and local initiatives
aimed at containing this epidemic and minimizing the potential risk of further infections. World
circumstances have changed and we now have a responsibility to face up to the new challenges these
circumstances have created for us as members of the Lancaster Community and as world citizens.
As a school we must be prepared to respond to emergency situations as they arise. Indeed our declaration of
school values calls upon us to; ‘respond openly and enthusiastically to new insights into what this
commitment requires from each of us in terms of living our lives as members of The Lancaster Community’.
Furthermore, the School‟s mission statement also reminds us of our need to develop the social self, in terms
of „demonstrating responsibility and empathy, caring for others and for the environment, and interacting
proactively with these in order to make the world a better place to live’.
Under the new circumstances in which we find ourselves, we have significant responsibilities associated
with these statements and declarations and it is now time to act proactively as a unified community
committed to making a difference and a contribution to improving the situation both here in Mexico and for
the world at large. In order to do this we must be critical, but above all, self critical, we must also be
creative, tolerant and respectful and this applies to all members of our community.
In relation to the above, we shall continue to seek to foster three basic capacities:
     the capacity to reflect – upon our thinking and upon our self;
     the capacity to transform – our knowledge and our social environment;
     the capacity to adapt – to others and to society.
With this in mind we have defined the following guiding principles and procedures that will help us to face
up to these challenges.

Principles
     All members of this community have the right to work and study in a healthy environment.
     It is our obligation, as members of the community to ensure a healthy environment and follow
      established policies and procedures aimed at achieving this end.
     We all have a responsibility to show care and empathy for others in a supportive, non-critical manner
      that respects the rights of the individual whilst upholding the needs and rights of the community as a
      whole.
     It is our responsibility to reflect upon and adapt our personal habits and social practices in light of
      new circumstances and conditions.

Procedures
The following procedures have been established in order to ensure a healthy environment at school until
this crisis is over.
                                     GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS

Looking after yourself
    Wash hands when you leave class and before returning to class.
    Use antiseptic gel in class as and when required.
    Do not come to school if you have any of the following symptoms:
          Fever
          Cough
          Sneezing
          Runny nose
          Aching muscles
          Frequent headaches
          Sore throat
Looking after others
    Students are recommended to have a “cubre bocas” with them and to use it whenever they are in close
    contact with others.
    No hand shaking, hugging or kissing.
    Whenever possible maintain a reasonable distance from those around you.
    Wash hands after any unavoidable contact with any person.
    Avoid sharing pens, drinks, food and other common items.
    Anyone who has been sick will not be allowed to attend school without a doctor‟s note to say that they
    are healthy.
    Committees and work groups (eg Student Council) to meet only for absolutely essential issues.
    Be vigilant - report any concerns to a teacher.
Keeping the school environment clean and healthy
    Wash hands before and after any contact with any common surface or materials.
    After the use of common equipment (keyboards, telephones) wipe the surface clean.
    Keep all windows open at all times.
    Assist in maintaining the school environment hygienic - this is everyone's responsibility.
    Dispose of all cleaning materials and sanitary waste properly.
                                     GUIDELINES FOR TEACHERS

Looking after yourself
    Wash hands regularly throughout the day.
    Use antiseptic gel when required.
    Do not come to work if you have any of the following symptoms:
          Fever
          Cough
          Sneezing
          Runny nose
          Aching muscles
          Frequent headaches
          Sore throat
Looking after others
    Demonstrate sanitary practices to students.
    Public ceremonies and assemblies (outdoors) will be kept short and focused only on what is essential
    and indispensable.
    Wherever and whenever possible students will work strictly with their class group.
    Avoid setting work which requires students to get together outside school.
    Discuss the issue in class and its effects.
    Teachers are required to have a “cubre bocas” with them at all times and to use it whenever they are in
    close contact with others.
    No hand shaking, hugging or kissing.
    Whenever possible maintain a reasonable distance from those around you.
    Wash hands after any unavoidable contact with any person.
    Avoid sharing pens, drinks, food and other common items.
    Anyone who has been sick will not be allowed to attend school without a doctor‟s note to say that they
    are healthy.
    Committees and work groups to meet only for absolutely essential issues.
    Be vigilant - report any concerns to SMT.
Keeping the school environment clean and healthy
    Ask students to clean their own desk with antiseptic wipes at the end of classes.
    Check that classrooms are left clean at the end of each lesson.
    Wash your hands before and after any contact with any common surface or materials.
    After the use of common equipment (keyboards, telephones) wipe the surface clean.
    Keep all windows open at all times.
    Assist in maintaining the school environment hygienic - this is everyone's responsibility.
    Dispose of all cleaning materials and sanitary waste properly.
    Direct all communication through SMT.
                                        GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS
Looking after yourself
    Be prepared to be asked questions by the personnel on the gate.
    Wash your hands on entering and leaving the school buildings.
    Use antiseptic gel when required.
    You will not be allowed to enter school if you have any of the following symptoms:
          Fever
          Cough
          Sneezing
          Runny nose
          Aching muscles
          Frequent headaches
          Sore throat
Looking after others
    Keep potentially infected children at home: any child presenting any of the above symptoms will not
    be accepted at school without a medical note that clears them of possible infection.
    Any sickness (confirmed or not) must be reported to the School immediately: information will be
    handled with discretion and used for the general protection and well being of the community.
    Don’t park when dropping off children unless you have a previously arranged appointment.
    Leave the premises without delay.
    Avoid social gatherings on school premises.
    Go straight to the person you need to see.
    Parent meetings will be restricted to urgent issues only that cannot be dealt with by telephone or e-
    mail. All others will be dealt with by either telephone or e-mail.
    Non-urgent issues will be scheduled for a later date.
    Avoid organising parties and other social gatherings involving groups of students.
    The use of a “cubre bocas” is recommended.
    No hand shaking, hugging or kissing – cubre bocas to be used at all times
    Whenever possible maintain a reasonable distance from those around you.
    Wash hands after any unavoidable contact with any person.
    Communicate any concerns or questions via telephone or e-mail to a member of the management.
Keeping the school environment clean and healthy
    School fee payments and extra-curricular payments should be made electronically or in the bank.
    Assist the school by sending your child with their own personal antiseptic gel and cubre boca.
    Show solidarity by supporting and promoting the new hygiene policies.
    Talk to your family of the importance of these hygiene measures.
    Wash your hands before and after any contact with any common surface or materials.
    Dispose of all cleaning materials and sanitary waste properly.
                                GUIDELINES FOR ADMINISTRATION

Looking after yourself
    Use disposable gloves for handling money.
    Wash hands regularly throughout the day.
    Use antiseptic gel when required.
    Do not come to work if you have any of the following symptoms:
          Fever
          Cough
          Sneezing
          Runny nose
          Aching muscles
          Frequent headaches
          Sore throat
Looking after others
    All members of staff are required to have a “cubre bocas” with them and to use it whenever they are in
    close contact with others.
    No hand shaking, hugging or kissing.
    Whenever possible maintain a reasonable distance from those around you.
    Wash hands after any unavoidable contact with any person.
    Avoid sharing pens, drinks, food and other common items.
    Anyone who has been sick will not be allowed to attend school without a doctor‟s note to say that they
    are healthy.
    Committees and work groups to meet only for absolutely essential issues.
    Be vigilant - report any concerns to SMT.
Keeping the school environment clean and healthy
    Wash hands before and after any contact with any common surface or materials.
    After the use of common equipment (keyboards, telephones) wipe the surface clean.
    Make sure work areas are left clean at the end of each day.
    Keep all windows open at all times.
    Assist in maintaining the school environment hygienic - this is everyone's responsibility.
    Dispose of all cleaning materials and sanitary waste properly.
    Direct all communication through SMT.
                                     GUIDELINES FOR SECURITY

Looking after yourself
    Wash hands regularly throughout the day.
    Use antiseptic gel when required.
    Do not come to work if you have any of the following symptoms:
          Fever
          Cough
          Sneezing
          Runny nose
          Aching muscles
          Frequent headaches
          Sore throat
Looking after others
    Check with SMT before admitting visitors.
    Inform visitors of procedures.
    Provide cubre bocas for anyone entering the school that does not have one.
    Report any person showing possible symptoms to the nurse.
    Avoid social contact with passers-by.
    All members of staff are required to have a “cubre bocas” with them and to use it whenever they are in
    close contact with others.
    No hand shaking, hugging or kissing.
    Whenever possible maintain a reasonable distance from those around you.
    Wash hands after any unavoidable contact with any person.
    Avoid sharing pens, drinks, food and other common items.
    Anyone who has been sick will not be allowed to attend school without a doctor‟s note to say that they
    are healthy.
    Committees and work groups to meet only for absolutely essential issues.
    Be vigilant - report any concerns to SMT.
Keeping the school environment clean and healthy
    Wash hands before and after any contact with any common surface or materials.
    After the use of common equipment (keyboards, telephones) wipe the surface clean.
    Make sure work areas are left clean at the end of each day.
    Keep all windows open at all times.
    Assist in maintaining the school environment hygienic - this is everyone's responsibility.
    Dispose of all cleaning materials and sanitary waste properly.
    Direct all communication through SMT.
                                  GUIDELINES FOR MAINTENANCE

Looking after yourself
    Wash hands regularly throughout the day.
    Use antiseptic gel when required.
    Do not come to work if you have any of the following symptoms:
          Fever
          Cough
          Sneezing
          Runny nose
          Aching muscles
          Frequent headaches
          Sore throat
Looking after others
    All members of staff are required to have a “cubre bocas” with them and to use it whenever they are in
    close contact with others.
    No hand shaking, hugging or kissing.
    Whenever possible maintain a reasonable distance from those around you.
    Wash hands after any unavoidable contact with any person.
    Avoid sharing pens, drinks, food and other common items.
    Anyone who has been sick will not be allowed to attend school without a doctor‟s note to say that they
    are healthy.
    Committees and work groups to meet only for absolutely essential issues.
    Be vigilant - report any concerns to SMT.
Keeping the school environment clean and healthy
    Wash hands before and after any contact with any common surface or materials.
    After the use of common equipment (keyboards, telephones) wipe the surface clean.
    Make sure work areas are left clean at the end of each day.
    Keep all windows open at all times.
    Assist in maintaining the school environment hygienic - this is everyone's responsibility.
    Dispose of all cleaning materials and sanitary waste properly.
    Direct all communication through SMT.
                                GUIDELINES FOR CLEANING STAFF

Looking after yourself
    Use gloves at all times.
    Wash hands regularly throughout the day.
    Use antiseptic gel when required.
    Do not come to work if you have any of the following symptoms:
          Fever
          Cough
          Sneezing
          Runny nose
          Aching muscles
          Frequent headaches
          Sore throat
Looking after others
    All members of staff are required to have a “cubre bocas” with them and to use it whenever they are in
    close contact with others.
    No hand shaking, hugging or kissing.
    Whenever possible maintain a reasonable distance from those around you.
    Wash hands after any unavoidable contact with any person.
    Avoid sharing pens, drinks, food and other common items.
    Anyone who has been sick will not be allowed to attend school without a doctor‟s note to say that they
    are healthy.
    Committees and work groups to meet only for absolutely essential issues.
    Be vigilant - report any concerns to SMT.
Keeping the school environment clean and healthy
    Disinfect the surface of all common equipment (keyboards, telphones) at the end of each day.
    Disinfect all work areas at the end of each day.
    Clean toilet areas regularly.
    Check classrooms at each break.
    Keep all windows open at all times.
    Dispose of all cleaning materials and sanitary waste properly.
    Direct all communication through SMT.

				
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