Covid:19 Update

Dear parents, 
 
We wish to keep an open communication with our families regarding health and safety measures.
Our COVID protocol is reassessed every week by the Health and Safety Committee and Forum. It follows the British Government guidelines carefully, keeping at the forefront of our concerns the health and protection of our whole community. This protocol has also been reviewed and approved by a global expert from International SOS.
Please find here the school’s response to the various questions related to the risks of contamination of COVID-19. All the precautions listed below aim to reduce the risk and best protect our community. Respecting these precautions is the responsibility of each and everyone of us.
 
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
 
Erwan Le Roho
Deputy Head of Secondary School
Covid-19 Coordinator 
 
Frequently Asked Questions:
 
Which symptoms indicate a potential case of Covid-19?
A fever: temperature above 37.8 ° C
Or 
A new and persistent cough
Or
Loss of taste or smell
 
Under what circumstances is quarantine necessary? 
 
1st situation: Your child has one of the above three symptoms for more than 24 hours: 
 
Upon the child's first symptoms:
  • Your child is subject to a 10-day quarantine.
  • You must contact 119 or your GP
  • Anyone living in the same household  is subject to a 14-day quarantine 
  • Your child can return to school at the end of the quarantine, on condition that you provide either a written medical opinion or a negative test. This will ensure that your child does not present a risk to the community. 
 
2nd situation: A person with whom your child lives has one of the  three symptoms listed above  for more than 24 hours  : 
 
Upon the SLT person’s first symptoms:
  • Your child is subject to a 14-day quarantine.
  • All people living in the same household are subject to a 14-day quarantine.
  • You must contact 119 or your GP
  • Your child can return to school if this person’s test result is negative.
 
3rd situation: Your child develops  one  of  three symptoms listed above at school
  • Your child will be isolated and seen by the nurse 
  • You will be asked to take your child home 
  • Your child is subject to a 10-day quarantine. All people living in the child’s household are subject to  a 14-day quarantine. 
  • You must contact 119 or your GP
  • Your child can return to school at the end of the quarantine, on condition that you provide either a written medical opinion or a negative test. This will ensure that your child does not present a risk to the community.  
 
4th situation: Your child has stayed (or even simply transited) in a country which is not in the “travel corridor”:
  • Your child is subject to quarantine for 14 days from the date of his return. 
  • Anyone who has made the same trip is subject to quarantine for 14 days from the date of their return.
  • If your child has no symptoms after 14 days, then he or she will be allowed to return to school. 
  • Please note, this quarantine does not apply if the child has not traveled him/herself. Living with a person in quarantine due to return from a country outside the “travel corridor” list does not lead to the quarantine of other people if they have remained in London. 


 
What happens in the event of a confirmed case?
 
  • A case of Covid-19 is established positive amongst students or staff upon receipt of the test results
  • Contact LIL at covid19@lyceeinternational.london
  • LIL informs the local Health Protection Team (Brent HPT)
  • The student or member of staff declared positive is placed on a 10-day isolation. Anyone living in the same household is placed on a 14-day isolation.
  • The HPT estimates the situation and the contact cases will be identified and subject to a 14-day quarantine.
  • Based on this advice, the school decides which pupils / classes / groups / bubbles should stay home for 14 days.
  • The student or member of the staff declared positive may return to school at the end of the 10-day isolation if the symptoms have disappeared, otherwise quarantine should be maintained until medical advice is obtained. 
  • Contact cases may return to school at the end of the 14-day quarantine if they do not show any symptoms, otherwise it will be necessary to maintain the 14-day quarantine until obtaining a medical opinion. medical advice is obtained. 

 
How does LIL guarantee academic support in the event of a quarantine? 
 
In the event that your child is subject to  quarantine, you must report it to the offices of the Primary and/or Secondary sections’ offices, who will inform the teachers. 
 
In Secondary, students absent for more than two days will find documents and homework on Google Classroom. A dedicated group of teachers will be available via Remote LIL to provide online educational support.
 
In Primary,  the Head of Primary and the Primary teachers will organise academic support appropriate to the age of the student and contact the family.
 
Our students’ health remains our priority and in case of illness, students who feel unwell should take care of their health first and not participate in Remote LIL. 
 
Who can I contact for a specific Covid-19 related question?
 
Erwan Le Roho, Deputy Head of Secondary, is the school’s Covid-19 Coordinator. You may contact him at covid19@lyceeinternational.london.
 
How is LIL reducing the risk of  contamination
 
  • Signage throughout the school reminding of the major safety precautions (hands, masks, distance) 
  • Hydroalcoholic gel dispensers throughout the school, additional washbasins
  • Class groups are organised in bubbles to reduce contact between students. 
  • Students' movements are limited to their own bubble
  • In Secondary, compulsory face covers in the common areas and outside when social distancing cannot be guaranteed. 
  • In Secondary, face covers recommended in class (students' social distancing is respected and the rooms are large and ventilated). 
  • WebLibrary: access restricted to a specific timetable and limited to 10  students
  • Staggered lunch by bubble at the canteen 
  • Afterschool programme suspended in order to avoid mixing the bubbles. 
 
Note: Our protocol is based on the following recommendations: