For educational facilities to have hand sanitizer stations or hand washing stations installed before education routine is resumed. Ensure all bathrooms within educational facilities are fully functional. Cleaning routines to be evaluated. Staff numbers and contracted hours to be evaluated. Councils to be held accountable for not providing these for each facility within area.

Why the contribution is important

Hand washing is important not only for Covid but other viruses such as Norovirus and seasonal flu. Facilities have had to remove soap and paper towels due to council budget cuts. Parents in some schools have been providing these things. Bathrooms need to be functional and open so that students can wash hands when required. Should students wish to wear gloves and masks then recycle bins should be made available also.

by Jennybear on May 09, 2020 at 08:48PM

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  • Posted by GrahamDane May 09, 2020 at 21:15

    Hand sanitisers in classrooms are essential. To wash hands, child must leave the classroom, accompanied by an adult and go to a nearby bathroom. This is a major undertaking, whereas a squish of sanitiser can be used much more quickly and frequently.
  • Posted by Gmcdonaugh May 09, 2020 at 21:54

    Whilst supply of hand sanitiser and soap can be provided
    We need to ensure it’s used
    In all primary schools teachers need encourage this
    There are usually sinks in classrooms so time should be made every hour/ couple of hours to make all children wash their hands
  • Posted by Simone May 10, 2020 at 00:00

    Opening schools before summer hols would be too early and potential disaster. Mixing keyworker children who's parents have been on the front line with children who have been on lockdown just does not make sense
  • Posted by mariehutch1 May 10, 2020 at 08:29

    I agree with hand sanitizer, although there will some issues with skin health. An application of hand sanitizer mandatory at classroom door before entering and leaving. An appropriate alternative for children who cannot use it. Gloves may do more harm than good
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