Our Covid 19 Protocol described below remains in place in order to minimise the risk to our volunteers and to the children we work with. We will review this in September, taking into account the overall situation with the pandemic, government advice, and discussions with our partner schools.
Earlier in the pandemic, we carried out a risk assessment and established our ‘Covid-19 Protocol‘ which implemented government requirements and, we believe, provided an environment for our volunteers in schools which was as safe ‘as is reasonably practical’. We agreed with all of our partner schools that they would perform their responsibilities under this protocol.
Although the pandemic has moved to a new phase with mass vaccination and removal of government-imposed restrictions from 19 July, this protocol remains in place. This is, we believe, necessary to provide appropriate minimisation of risk.
The sole change in the protocol as updated in March is to note that masks remain voluntary in primary schools.
Our Area Leaders may choose to use video calls to replace all or some in-person meetings with schools and In-school Volunteers.
Our Mentors are not currently visiting schools. They are working together remotely to develop resources for teaching and for supporting our In-school Volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, do please contact us.