Corona information

Updated 21 September 2020

On 18 September, a change in Corona safety measures for primary schools was announced by the government. We updated our Corona protocol according to the new guidelines. The updated items are:

When do ISD primary children stay at home?
All children (PYP 1- 7) can come into school when they show cold-related symptoms (including minor sore throat) except:

  • If the child shows fever (above 38 degrees) or other Covid-19 complaints (excessive coughing, loss of taste, respiratory complaints)
  • If the child has been in contact with a patient with a confirmed case of Covid-19
  • If a family member has a fever (above 38 degrees) or respiratory complaints.

When do ISD Secondary students stay at home?

Students stay at home:

  • If they experience (mild) symptoms such as a cold, cough, fever or sudden loss of smell or taste, you cannot come to school
  • If they show fever (above 38 degrees) or other Covid-19 complaints (excessive coughing, loss of taste, respiratory complaints)
  • If they have been in contact with a patient with a confirmed case of Covid-19
  • If a family member has a fever (above 38 degrees) or respiratory complaints.

If you or your child has fever, respiratory complaints or other Covid-19 complaints as described above, we strongly advise you to get tested through the local GGD. (https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-test)

If children do not show symptoms for 24 hours they can come to school:
In case of a positive test, you will receive more information from the GGD.

How to get tested for COVID-19?

You can make an appointment to get tested for COVID-19 in 2 ways: online or by phone.

  • Online: go to coronatest.nl. You will need your secure DigiD login details to access the site.
  • Phone: call 0800-1202. The number can be reached 7 days a week between 8:00 and 20:00.

Please note: if you do not have a DigiD, or if you want to schedule an appointment for a child, you will need to call the toll-free number 0800 1202 (or +31 850 659 063 if you’re calling from a foreign phone) to make an appointment.

Go to government.nl for more information about testing.

  • Call your GP if you are experiencing severe shortness of breath or have a high fever, or if you are worried.
  • Always call 112 if the situation is life-threatening.

General Corona guidelines and rules

The Ministry of Education published the new protocol for returning to school after the summer holiday. The general guidelines include:

  • All children are expected to go to school
  • Children under 18 years do not have to keep distance from each other
  • Students from 13-17 years keep 1.5 metres distance from adults
  • Adults should keep 1.5 metres distance from each other
  • Schools are responsible for safety and hygienic guidelines (washing hands regularly)

Hygiene and safety measures
We will have some general hygiene and safety measures in place according to the Dutch schools protocol:

  • Everyone in school washes their hand multiple times a day for at least 20 seconds
  • We don’t shake hands
  • We cough and sneeze in our elbow
  • We try not to touch our faces
  • We clean our school areas, surfaces and materials regularly + intensive daily cleaning (according to cleaning contract)
  • We have enough hygienic materials (paper towels, soaps) in place and available for children and staff

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