Information for Students Returning to School in 'Red' - please read through this with your child/children. Basic HygieneGood hand hygiene, cough, and sneeze etiquette, avoid touching your face, and regularly clean and disinfect surfaces. Use hand sanitiser at entrances to indoor spaces If you are sick – stay home and get tested. Face CoveringsFace coverings must be worn when indoors by students receiving education in Years 4 and above. In mixed-age classes (which contain students in Year 3 and below) face coverings are optional. Students with specific learning disabilities or needs are exempted where necessary.For all students aged 12 and upwards face coverings are mandatory on school transport, and when accessing public venues.Physical DistancingBeyond classroom groupings physical distancing of 1 metre when indoors should be observed wherever practicable. Larger groups of students meeting indoors should not occur including assemblies, prizegivings and performances.Physical and Cultural Activities onsite (includes playgrounds)Exercising and singing must be held outdoors.Playgrounds can be used (maintain good hand hygiene). Physical education classes and break time activities can include access to sports equipment, but hygiene practices should be observed before and after playing with equipment. Physical distancing is not possible in some sporting activities. In these situations, extra emphasis on handwashing and drying before and after activities.For singing, participants must be outside and two metres distant from each other. No singing should take place inside. Wind instruments not to be shared and limited to home use, or outside only.Food and WaterWater fountains and sinks in classrooms can be used to fill water bottlesFood should be eaten outside.SwimmingSwimming for Years 1-6 should operate a normal programme unless staff sickness prevents safe supervision. For Years 7-13, as swimming is held at the Council’s Community Pool, where vaccination passports are required for those 12 years, 3 months and over there may be disruption to service. The school is in communication with the Council at present and will clarify the outcome of the discussions to parents once determined.