With COVID vaccine just round the corner, life will be back to normal soon. In fact, many top schools in Ghaziabad have senior students visiting the facility. This simply means schools are under tremendous pressure to not only address the educational needs of children, but also ensuring the health and hygiene for students and teachers. Let’s explore how schools in Ghaziabad are taking care of students’ health and hygiene amidst COVID pandemic scare, including KPS.
Well, this is a known fact that you cannot prevent contact with all germs but there are surely some good habits and effective health measures that can help you minimize the risk and the impact. Listed below are some of these measures adopted by Khaitan Public School to ensure safety and health hygiene at school premises, which are:
- Keeping hands clean
Handwashing and the use of hand instant hand sanitizer remain the most effective ways to help prevent the spread of viral infections in schools. KPS Ghaziabad educated students on how to wash their hands by rubbing them for at least 20 seconds using soap and clean running water. Students also instructed on when and how frequently they should wash their hands and especially before performing any important tasks. For example, it is mandatory to wash hands after using the toilet, before eating anything, after playing outside, touching something dirty or after sneezing or blowing their nose etc. Ensuring that they have quick and easy access to hand sanitizer is another way to ensure safety and hygiene among students and teachers.
- Having a Healthy Diet
Diet plays an important role in overall health of an individual. Growing children need a nutritious, balanced diet to protect their health and ensure proper growth and development. Schools are putting a great emphasis on having a Vitamin C rich, fibrous diet that can help them maintain good health and well-being. Additionally, students are encouraged to bring pre-packed fruits, salads and vegetables in rigid lunch boxes and drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.
- Dealing with Illness
The schools have strictly advised parents to keep unwell children away from school until they fully recover. So, if children have any of the following diseases, they risk spreading germs to other children:
- Chickenpox: For a period of five days after they develop rash
- Vomiting and diarrhoea: At least for 48 hours after the last episode of puking or diarrhoea
- The Flu: Until fully recovered
- Measles: For a period of five days after they develop rash
- Bacterial Meningitis: Until completely recovered
- Maintaining basic hygiene
Other than the safety and health measures above, best schools in Ghaziabad are also encouraging children to do following:
- Keeping school bags clean and regularly removing food remains
- Washing school uniforms in warm water which helps killing germs
- Changing socks and underwear daily
- Using Hand Sanitiser frequently