Corona Measures at Amsteltaal
Unfortunately, also at Amsteltaal the Corona measures have to be tightened up again. We hope that this will be short-lived and will help us to continue the education at Amsteltaal as much and as well as possible.
We ask parents to make an appointment to enter the school. You may accompany your child to the door (and thus enter the schoolyard) but we kindly ask you to keep 1,5 meters distance from other parents and staff.
When you enter the school, we will do a health check, ask you to wash your hands / disinfect and keep 1.5 meters distance from all adults you meet.
Children are required to wash their hands upon entry and regularly throughout the day.
Mouth Masks GT and BT
Children of the Yellow Tulips and the Blue Tulips wear mouth masks in the hallway, as do all adults.
Self-tests GT and BT
Children of the Yellow Tulips and the Blue Tulips and teachers are urgently advised to do a preventive (also without complaints) self-test 2 times a week.
What to do in case of complaints
1. If there are complaints, children should stay home and get tested at the GGD. This does also apply if it is a nose cold, if there is a fever and/or a lot of coughing and/or shortness of breath.
In addition to Corona, there is also flu and strep throat. We ask you to always have your child(ren) tested at the GGD in case of complaints. You will understand that it is important to know for sure whether it is Corona or 'just' the flu. Please do not forget to inform the teachers (via Parro or e-mail) that your child is absent and what the results of the PCR test are.
2. If a child develops symptoms at school, we will call the parents and the child must be picked up, also when in doubt. We then ask that your child be tested at the GGD (so no self-testing). Your child will stay at home until the result of the test is known.
3. The rules regarding complaints and staying home also apply to the teachers. Therefore, please keep a close eye on Parro in case a teacher is absent and the class cannot come to school.
4. If a roommate has complaints, a child may just come to school. Even if the housemate has a fever. We naturally assume that the roommate will then get tested.
A positively tested student or teacher
If a child has tested positive, the child must be in isolation at home. The child can return to school and daycare if he or she is symptom free for at least 24 hours and seven days have passed since the onset of symptoms or the identification of the infection (this date is determined by the GGD). If less than 3 children are infected in the group/class, in most cases the remaining students do not need to be quarantined and do not have a standard test recommendation. In case of outbreaks with multiple infections in a group or class, the GGD can still advise classmates to go into quarantine. It is also advised to test for symptoms, even if they are only mild (a cold or sore throat). Do not do a self-test, but a PCR test via the GGD.
Close contact: quarantine
Children who have been in close contact with an infected student at school or privately for a long time (for example, if they played at the infected student's home) should be quarantined. Even if it has no symptoms. On the fifth day after the last contact with the infected person, the child can be tested. If the result is negative, the child may return to school.
In outbreaks with multiple infections in a group or class, the GGD can advise classmates to go into quarantine. If a student must go into home isolation, digital education is not possible. In consultation with the parents we will then see what is possible, depending on the situation, including the age, the Dutch language level and independence of your child.
A positively tested housemate
If a student or teacher has a positively tested housemate, then the student/teacher has to go into quarantine, even if there are no complaints. The student/teacher can be tested on day 5 if there are no symptoms, and back to school if the test is negative. If a person chooses not to be tested, he or she will remain at home during the quarantine period of 10 days after the last contact.
A teacher tested positive
Should one of the teachers be positively infected, we will switch to digital teaching as soon as possible. This can not happen overnight, we ask for your understanding. We use Parro for the announcement that there is no class, more information will follow a.s.a.p. by email.