Covid-19 Policy

Your tutor will wear a face mask.

Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds just before your lesson starts.

Clean and disinfect your workspace and equipment.

Carry hand sanitiser with you.

Carry tissues with you. You should cough or sneeze into a tissue and then discard of any used tissues into a waste bin. 

Section 1: Purpose

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now officially classified as a pandemic and is affecting lives and work around the globe. English with Amber wants you to know what it is doing as a business to protect you and your families and mitigate the spread of this illness. This information page will explain these measures and how you can assist English with Amber in its efforts to promote a safe and healthy environment during in-person private lessons.

 

NOTE: This Subject may be updated as new information is made available from local health and governmental bodies. You will be notified when updates are made.

 

This policy applies to all in-person students regardless of where their lesson takes place.

 

You can learn more about the prevention of COVID-19 at the following addresses:

Section 2: Targets

When you have finished reading this page, you will be able to:

  • Explain how to best protect yourself and others against Coronavirus

  • Mitigate the effects of Coronavirus.

Section 3: What is Coronavirus?

Per the World Health Organization (WHO), Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.  

 

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. 

 

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Section 4: Prevention & Protection against Coronavirus

Watch this video from the World Health Organization on what people can do to project themselves from contracting or spreading the virus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPITHEiFWLc&feature=emb_title

 

The following required actions should be observed by all tutors or students in order to protect themselves and others from Coronavirus:

  1. General Hygiene

  • Tutors/Students should practice good hygiene by:

    • Regularly washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

    • Coughing/sneezing into a tissue, or upper sleeve, not in hands.

    • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with hands.

    • Avoiding contact with anyone with respiratory illnesses of any kind

  • Tutors/Students should  routinely clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces including:

    • Work stations

    • Countertops

    • Door knobs/handles

  • Tutors will always carry hand sanitiser and disinfecting, disposable wipes.

 

   2. Illness

  • Students who are sick, especially with cold or flu symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, or fever should remain at home.

  • Students with sick family members should stay home.

 

   3. In-Person Lessons:

  • All in-person lessons must be conducted with social distancing in place; a large, suitable worktop or desk that has been thoroughly cleaned should be used. Chairs must be more than one metre apart.

  • Students and tutors must use their own stationery and equipment.

  •  For the safety of students, it will be mandatory for tutors to wear a face mask. Students can choose to wear one if they wish.

  • If a tutor or student believes they may have Coronavirus, or have come into contact with someone with Coronavirus, they should self-isolate and ensure that their tutor/student(s) is notified and that future lessons have been postponed, cancelled or moved online.

  • In the event that the tutor contracts or suspects that they have Coronavirus, all students who have been in recent contact with the tutor will be notified and advised to self-isolate if necessary.

 

   4. Travel

  • If a local outbreak becomes severe enough, in-person lessons may be partially or fully restricted until conditions improve.

  • English with Amber will leverage the use of virtual meeting technologies to continue lessons that would normally be conducted in-person.

  • If a tutor or student has recently returned from any area with a high number of COVID-19 diagnoses, they will be required to have online lessons for at least 14 calendar days and may start in-person lessons if no symptoms have presented themselves.

 

Section 5: If you have been diagnosed with Coronavirus

If a student has been diagnosed with COVID-19, they may not attend in-person lessons until after full recovery has been confirmed.

 

English with Amber recognises that a diagnosis does not mean a student is unable to study. Therefore, until full recovery is confirmed, if the student is able, they may exchange their in-person lessons for online lessons up to the same value.

Section 6: Recap

You should now be able to:

  • Explain how to protect yourself and others against Coronavirus

  •  Mitigate the spread of coronavirus

 

If you feel unclear about any of these targets, please go back and review.

 

If you need further assistance, please contact Amber at EnglishwithAmberUK@gmail.com

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