Over the course of almost three years, the education system has been disrupted by COVID-19 related issues. Business Continuity Plans (BCP) made for managing infectious disease, if present, were not able to cope with this new disease and the speed by which it spread within schools. Gate screening, personal protective equipment (PPE) and safe distancing have taken on new meaning and imposed new challenges for physical classes.
Schools now understand the need to put in the right BCP and training for the management of infectious diseases to trigger the appropriate response level to common symptoms such as fever and cough. This can be seen as applying the necessary brakes to mitigate an escalating situation. Such ‘brake pad’ measures include having access to Infectious Disease Experts or Medical Subject Matter Experts to provide actionable information and advice.
Published by the International SOS Foundation, this booklet aims to provide schools, academic staff and students with the basic guidelines to travel safely and mitigate variable risks in advance ahead of school trips, exchange programmes or other outdoor learning activities.
As a second edition to the Campus Health Guidelines, this updated booklet is intended as a management guide to support schools in developing the appropriate policies that meet their needs going forward, beyond COVID-19.