COVID Training In-House
The ISL COVID Task Force compiled detailed plans to allow us to reopen the campus in a safe and orderly manner as soon as we were able to. These plans included stringent measures to control the spread of viruses such as hand-washing and mask-wearing combined with measures to allow for improved social distancing. The photo on the left shows our school nurse, Edith Lemba, briefing mid-management on the procedures to be followed in managing suspected COVID cases.
Our plans included many organizational changes to reduce students' exposure to COVID: many classrooms were moved to reduce student travel and some classes were split over two rooms to ensure the numbers in any given space did not exceed the limit. Taking the upper end of the guidelines - 2m between children - from the MoGE meant that classes would be limited to 15 students maximum in a regular size classroom.
ISL assists Ministry of Health with COVID-19 screening
Our school will be assisting the Ministry of Health with its voluntary COVID screening programme beginning on 1st May. Our MPC will be used by the MoH COVID-19 response team to host its Rhodes Park testing centre. The team has set up its screening operation there in collaboration with our nurse, Edith Lemba. The Lukasu Road gate and possibly the Margaret Tembo Road gate will be used for traffic related to this. Security have been tasked with confining COVID testing candidates to that area of the campus. As the coronavirus does not long persist outside the human body, there is no danger of the area becoming 'contaminated' with the virus. Any of you coming to campus (except for COVID-19 screening) should avoid the MPC area.
I am happy that our school can contribute in some small way to the national effort to combat this unwelcome illness.
COVID 19 Hotlines
The following hotlines (phones staffed during office hours) may be of help:
>Tech Support: firstname.lastname@example.org 0211250364
>School Nurse: email@example.com 0211250362
>Primary Counselor: firstname.lastname@example.org 0974634500
>Secondary Counselor: email@example.com
>Accounts: firstname.lastname@example.org 0211250350
>Public Relations: email@example.com 0964638406