In the school environment, implementing the correct hygiene measures has a number of benefits. From less sick days to enhanced student and staff well-being and improved results, hygiene should be a number one priority for schools throughout the year. The recent coronavirus pandemic has raised awareness of what an important role hygiene plays in limiting infection transmission and therefore schools should strive to achieve the highest In the school environment. But how can this be achieved?
As all schools prepare to re-open in September, exceptional standards of hygiene are needed in the short-term and long-term as the school environment can be particularly vulnerable to germs and bacteria spreading. Whilst maintaining hygiene and cleanliness in the school environment has always been important, it can often be overlooked as many other priorities are put first.
This guide has been written to help you understand what steps can be taken to achieve the highest standards with relevant advice from the UK Government. This guidance will help you navigate this period of change and will support you in maintaining high standards in the future.
What’s included in this Back to School Hygiene Guide?
• Information on how to improve hygiene standards in your school, how to minimise the spread of germs and solutions you can implement.
• How you can communicate clearly with staff and parents about your new cleaning and hygiene expectations as advised by the government.
• Recommendations on cleaning and hygiene including how you can encourage good standards amongst students and teachers and recommended cleaning schedules.
• Your Back to School Checklist to help you keep your hygiene standards in check at all times.
• Free hygiene posters to display around your school premises to encourage teachers, students and visitors to practice good hygiene.