Schools: Screening Process & Mask Wearing

September 5, 2020

With the public schools set to re-open soon, the Commissioner of Education provided information on the daily screening process, which consists of four questions and a temperature check, as well as mask wearing.

A poster from the Ministry of Education states, “A message from the Commissioner of Education to public school students and parents. Students and staff will be screened daily. The screening consists of four questions and a temperature check.

“We need to know the answers to these questions every day:

  • Do you have any respiratory symptoms such as a cough or fever,
  • Have you or anyone in your household been in contact with anyone who has COVID19,
  • Is anyone in your household sick or being quarantined due to COVID-/9,
  • Have you, or anyone in your household traveled in the last 14 days?

“Anyone who is unwell, has an unexplained high temperature, or who answers ‘yes’ to any of these questions will not enter the school that day.

“Thank you for helping us reopen our schools responsibly and safely!”

Screening Process For Students & Parents

The Commissioner of Education also provided information about mask wearing procedures.

The poster says, “For most of us, wearing a mask or face covering is new and we’re not used to the feeling. If it is a bit stuffy, you are probably wearing it right! And the most important thing is not to fidget with the mask/face covering.

“Preschoolers and Primary Students need to wear them as they enter the school until they get to the classroom and when leaving school.

“Middle or Senior Students need to wear your mask throughout the school day. Sometimes you will be able to take it off like when you are more than six feet away from the nearest person.

“All Students: Remember, others wear a mask to protect you so you should wear a mask to protect others.

“And remember, keep washing your hands – after your mask comes off, after using the bathroom, before and after eating and after recess.”

Mask Wearing Procedures Bermuda Sept 2020

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  1. Dejavu says:

    There aren’t any masks worn in the day cares and pre schools though. Why is that?

  2. Gary E Wilson says:

    With at least 8 thousand students resuming school, and possibly 5 thousand using the throw away masks daily, will the schools have a supply on hand for purchase?? Or are the pharmacies ready for the demand ? I agree it is the parents responsibility…but we know how quickly children lose lunch bags, gym clothes, and these masks tear so so quickly.

  3. wahoo says:

    Hopefully the kids will wear them correctly, I am getting pretty vexed with people who have their noses uncovered.

  4. Boots says:

    Can someone let me know how am i going to get all the school children to school on time if they can’t be dropped of before 8:30 plus each child has to be screened daily. Normally my drop of would be 8:15 8:20 8:30 and my last drop of 8:40