CUN preventive measures for a safe return to school

Experts from the University of Navarra Clinic offer preventive advice for families and schools in order to promote health when back to school

A team of experts in Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine and Diseases working at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra has prepared a guide with practical guidelines “for a safe return to school”.

The objective of the information presented in this document is to promote health care in this new normal conditioned by Covid-19.

The experts from the University of Navarra Clinic offer advice for families with recommendations to take into account when returning home after the end of the school timetable .

Preventive measures at home

Next, we list some of these recommendations given by specialists.

  1. First of all, it is recommended that students remove their school shoes in the landing area or at the entrance to the house.
  2. It is also important that children do not touch anything they observe around them until they wash their hands with soap and water, and put on other clothes to be at home.
  3. This guide also indicates that it would be advisable for the child to shower at this time. In addition to the aspects already mentioned, it is important to clean other personal items such as glasses , mobile phone or earrings.
  4. Intensify frequent cleaning in the kitchen and bathroom. And ventilate the common areas of the home .
  5. This guide recalls the value of caring for and protecting grandparents on this back to school. Therefore, it is important that they are not the ones who take care of the task of taking children to class, especially if they are of advanced age.
  6. Finally, if the child presents any type of symptoms of discomfort, they should stay at home.

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Preventive measures at school

The professionals of the University of Navarra Clinic who have produced this guide offer preventive measures to promote health care in schools.

  1. Professionals advise the use of disposable tissues that must be thrown away after each use in the corresponding place.
  2. Take care of hand washing during the school day . Especially when entering and leaving the classroom, the dining room or the bathroom.
  3. It is advisable to maintain interpersonal distancing in the different spaces of the educational center : classroom, dining room and patio.
  4. Parents and teachers should remind children to report it if they are unwell. If a student presents any symptoms of discomfort in class, it is necessary to take his temperature to know if he has a fever .

The return to face-to-face classes is very important for children, since in this context they interact with their peers. But at this time doubts arise that should be answered with the help of health experts. Consult these and other points exposed in this guide carefully through the information source of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra.

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