The Standard Operating Procedure for the Prevention, Containment and Management of COVID19 in Schools and School Communities provides guidelines for all administrators on the approved steps that must be taken to prevent the spread of, and manage cases of COVID-19 within the basic education sector.
The objectives of the SOP are to:
- help administrators of primary and secondary schools (hereafter referred to as “schools”) to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among learners, educators, support staff and officials;
- provide considerations for the isolation of suspected cases of COVID-19;
- help schools to understand the protocol to be followed should a case of COVID-19 be suspected or identified; and
- detail the procedures for the closure of schools due to COVID-19.