Preparing for Back to School during the New Habit Adaptation Period

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Preparing for Back to School during the New Habit Adaptation Period
Preparing for Back to School during the New Habit Adaptation Period

Entering a period of adapting to new habits, learning and teaching activities in a small number of schools, campuses, and courses are starting to be active again. However, there are several things that students and schools need to prepare to avoid the transmission of the Corona virus

After children have been studying at home for approximately 4 months, the government has begun to consider reopening schools and allowing face-to-face teaching and learning activities, especially for schools located in the green zone. However, this is of course done by implementing the he alth protocols that have been determined during the adaptation period for new habits

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Back to School Preparation

Every parent must always be vigilant when their child is allowed to return to school. The reason is, the COVID-19 outbreak is not over yet and transmission of the Corona virus is still a risk. Therefore, the school and parents must also follow he alth protocols and make various preparations so that children can return to school safely in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Not only schools, various other educational institutions or institutions, such as universities and courses, also need to prepare and implement several things to reduce the possibility of transmission of the Corona virus.

There are several things that need to be prepared by schools and other educational institutions before re-running teaching and learning activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, namely:

  • Providing sanitation, such as clean toilets, and hand washing facilities equipped with running water and soap or hand sanitizer
  • Has access to public he alth facilities, such as he alth centers, clinics, and hospitals
  • Implementing the area where masks or face shields are required
  • Take body temperature measurements, for example with an infrared thermometer, on everyone who enters the school area
  • Map groups of people, including teachers, students, or staff, who are not recommended to carry out activities at school, for example because they have just returned from the red or black zone areas
  • Making an agreement with the education committee regarding the implementation of face-to-face teaching and learning activities

In addition to being in the green zone, schools that will resume their learning activities need to get permission from the local government or the Ministry of Religion.

He alth Protocol Enters School Environment

The following are a few things that everyone, including teachers, students, and anyone else who wants to enter the school environment and while in school need to do:

  • Wear a mask when in the school environment.
  • Take a temperature check when entering the school area. People who have a body temperature above 38 degrees Celsius are not allowed to enter the school environment.
  • Wash your hands with clean water and soap or hand sanitizer.
  • Apply cough etiquette, which is to cover your nose and mouth with a tissue and immediately throw it in the trash or cover your nose and mouth with your elbow when you cough.
  • Keep a distance (physical distancing) of at least 1-2 meters from other people.

He alth Protocol for Teaching and Learning

He alth protocols for teachers, students, and all school staff after face-to-face teaching and learning activities at schools resume are as follows:

  • School cleaners must clean the classroom and spray disinfectant throughout the room, either before or after teaching and learning activities.
  • Every teacher, student, and other staff in the school are required to wear a mask while in the school environment.
  • Students sit in chairs that have been numbered according to their absence with a distance of 1 meter between students.
  • The duration of teaching and learning activities cannot be more than the time determined by the government.
  • The number of students in the class cannot be more than a third of the number of students in the actual class.
  • Sports and extracurricular activities are recommended to be temporarily suspended. Even if this activity is held, everyone must keep their distance.
  • Students bring their own lunches and are required to wash their hands before eating during breaks. Eating and drinking during breaks should only be at each other's table.

In addition, the local government and the task force for the acceleration of handling COVID-19 will also periodically conduct evaluations related to the reopening of face-to-face teaching and learning activities in schools.

Although schools will reopen later, the government through the Ministry of Education and Culture informed that parents can still coordinate with the school if they still feel they are not ready to send their children back to school.

If your child looks unwell, you should not allow him to study at school first. To be more certain, you can consult a doctor online through the ALODOKTER application regarding the complaints experienced by your child.

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