Schools around the world are looking to reopen and meeting the high hygiene standards based on WHO recommendations is the first step. Temperature checks, mask policies, physical distancing, and other methods are crucial to limiting the spread of COVID-19 among students and schools must update their cleaning and sanitisation procedures.
With that in mind, we are going to take a look at some ways to maintain high hygiene standards in educational establishments during and after the pandemic:
Set Up Plans- schools could use local health regulations and WHO recommendations as the basis of their school-wide plans. It is important to develop a system to enforce the plan so as to ensure the safety of students, teachers, and other people inside the school grounds. It is important to set up penalties for those who fail to implement or comply with the plan due to negligence.
Allocate Funding- maintaining high hygiene standards requires an initial investment and higher operational expenses. Without enough funding, protocols will not only harder to implement, but this could also demotivate school administrators. There should be financial backup to ensure continuous implementations. Supplies like handwashing liquid, paper towels, face masks, cleaning products, face shields, gloves and others must be restocked regularly. Hiring a professional cleaning company can reduce the risks of germs, bacteria, and viruses being present on surfaces.
Cultivate Handwashing Culture- handwashing must be a culture that everyone is willing to follow. It is easier to set up handwashing habits among younger children. For older students, school administrators need to encourage proper etiquette. Strict regulations could be necessary initially, until handwashing turns into a daily routine. Instead of using hand sanitising products, it is better for students to wash their hands with soap and water for more thorough clean-ups.
Regularly Sanitise High-Touch Surfaces- handles, doorknobs, desks, and stair railings should be regularly sanitised. It is very risky to allow germs to remain on these surfaces for too long. It will be necessary for schools to hire more full-time cleaning staffs. High-touch surfaces could need to be cleaned up every hour.
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