The Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) has urged administration of colleges throughout the nation to not enable college students and academics with excessive temperatures into school rooms.
Noting that the detection of the Omicron variant has intensified the necessity to make sure the implementation and adherence to public well being measures towards the virus, the NCDC additional known as for provision of handwashing services and hand sanitizers for hand hygiene.
The assertion learn;
“Faculty directors ought to guarantee the next to cut back the chance of COVID-19 transmission inside colleges: Day by day temperature checks at factors of entry. These with a temperature above 38oC shouldn’t be allowed entry.
“Provision of handwashing services and hand sanitizers for hand hygiene. Masks should be worn by all these over the age of 6 years on college premises.
“All the time guarantee correct air flow and minimal of 1 metre sitting distance between college students in school rooms.
“Surfaces together with desks, door handles and so forth. must be disinfected no less than twice; at break time and on the finish of the varsity day.
“Keep away from sharing of things reminiscent of pencils, biros, erasers, rulers, textbooks. Employees at sick bay must be educated and supplied with required Private Protecting Tools (PPE). College students and workers who really feel sick ought to stay at dwelling and search remedy at a well being facility instantly.
“All eligible individuals ought to get vaccinated towards COVID-19 at one of many close by vaccination websites. Those that are vaccinated should nonetheless adhere to public well being measures.
“Moreover, NCDC recommends the usage of permitted fast diagnostic check kits in secondary college hostels and college campuses for testing of scholar and workers upon college resumption and for these experiencing signs of COVID-19 in the course of the college session.”
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