A school is a special place where children learn, eat and play. It is the one location where many items are shared by many children -- stationery, food, learning props, and toys. Unfortunately in these pandemic times, “sharing is caring” now comes with the risk of bringing home communicable diseases.
On top of their already heavy workload, to keep everyone safe, teachers and admin staff have to implement regular cleaning and disinfection procedures. They also have to find new creative ways around group learning sessions, class activities, examinations, birthday celebrations, student photoshoots, graduation ceremonies, annual performances, and so on. Adding to that is having to be extra mindful when dealing with delicate situations where, left with no other options, working parents send their children to school with “mild” symptoms.
While school pest control services act as the first line of defense to help keep the children and staff safe from vectors, there are little things that need to be done by the school on a daily basis. In fact, the National Environment Agency of Singapore (NEA) has established a comprehensive list of good practices that schools need to implement.
Ways To Keep Your Student as Safe as Possible
All staff needs to practice these habits and instruct students to follow them:
Check temperatures frequently
Notify supervisors, consult a doctor, and avoid contact with others if ill
If they have a cough or a runny nose, they should wear a mask.
Cover their mouth with tissue paper while coughing or sneezing, and dispose of the dirty tissue paper right away
Use soap and water to wash your hands properly before and after each meal after coming in contact with high traffic points
Practice good personal hygiene and toilet habits
Avoid sharing personal belongings like water bottles, cutlery, etc.
Wear gloves when cleaning or clearing waste
Avoid touching exposed body areas (like eyes, nose, face, and arms) with dirty gloves or unwashed hands
Appoint a team to conduct cleaning and housekeeping on a daily basis
Disinfect high-touch points (like handrails and doorknobs) regularly using disinfectant
While getting vaccinated helps slow the spread of Covid-19, we need to take further precautions like staying at home if we are unwell, covering our mouth when coughing and sneezing, and washing our hands often.
To do our bit to support the educators of our children, ORIGIN ensures that our disinfection services are effective, safe, and thorough for every type of environment. In particular, we use a disinfectant with a residual effect. This means that after the treatment is done, a colourless and odourless residue is left behind on surfaces to keep viruses at bay for days after*. Our team is fully vaccinated and ready to disinfect your premises, including those where Covid-19 cases have been. ORIGIN is at your service 62805666.