Interaction with learners

What the Covid school alert levels mean in Wales and what needs to happen to go up or down

Reduce close interactions

Implement arrangements to reduce close interactions between staff and learners to the extent possible

Encourage physical distancing in indoor common spaces outside of the classroom, such as hallways, recognizing that this may not be possible with younger children or with learners who need one-on-one support .

Tests for high schools: Little or no regular LFD testing. Tests available for contacts of confirmed positive cases.

Masks : Masks are not always recommended, but can be worn by high school students anywhere on the school site if they wish.

Recommended on school transport.

Not routinely recommended for staff or visitors, but can be worn by staff and visitors anywhere on the school site if they wish

Interaction: Implement arrangements to reduce close interactions between staff and learners. This may include: Not organizing large group gatherings such as assemblies

Use one-way systems

Have consistent room maps (recognize that this may not be possible for young learners)

Use outdoor spaces whenever possible

Physical distancing in place in classrooms based on room capacity and risk assessment, recognizing that this may not be possible with younger children or with learners who need one-on-one support .

Tests for high schools: Targeted / concentrated testing used when there are local risks identified by the IMT incident management team. Tests available for contacts of confirmed positive cases

Masks: Not routinely recommended, but can be worn by high school students anywhere on the school site and especially when moving around indoor common areas outside of the classroom, such as corridors.

Masks are recommended on school transport and can be worn by staff and visitors to schools when moving in common areas outside of the classroom, such as hallways

Interaction: Implement arrangements to reduce close interactions between staff and learners. This may include:

Do not organize large group gatherings such as assemblies

Use one-way systems

Have consistent room maps (recognize that this may not be possible for young learners)

use outdoor spaces whenever possible

Ground signs

Physical distancing and seating plans in place in classrooms.

This may include forward facing desks depending on room capacity and risk assessment, recognizing that this may not be possible with younger children or with learners who need support individual.

Tests in secondary schools: Bi-weekly LFD tests available for secondary school staff and learners

Masks: Must be worn by high school learners as they move around indoor common areas outside of the classroom, such as hallways, where physical distance cannot be maintained.

Masks are recommended in school transportation and should be worn by school staff and visitors when moving around indoor common areas outside of the classroom, such as hallways, where physical distance cannot. be maintained.

Interaction: reduce close interactions between learners to the lowest practical level. This may include the measures set out at the top level as well as the introduction of contact groups and possibly an after school / breakfast break, or team sports if necessary.

Physical distancing and seating plans in place in classrooms. This may include forward facing desks depending on room capacity and risk assessment, recognizing that this may not be possible with younger children or with learners who need support individual.

Tests in secondary schools: Bi-weekly LFD testing available and strongly encouraged for high school staff and learners

Masks: Must be worn by high school learners in all indoor areas, including classrooms, where physical distance cannot be maintained.

Masks recommended on school transport.

Masks should be worn by staff and visitors in all indoor areas, including classrooms, where physical distance cannot be maintained.