Health and Safety
At Rowad Al Khaleej International Schools, we place the health, safety and well-being of our students, staff and parents as the highest priority. From the start of our schools and continuing during and after the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have committed to adopting global sterilization procedures and protocols and the best prevention strategies to ensure the safety of all children in all of our schools. We also work closely with Saudi Ministry of Health officials and approved sterilization partners on an ongoing basis, so you can send your child to school safely and be assured that our operating practices ensure a safe school environment for your child.
Health and safety standards in our schools
- All of our employees are fully immune to COVID-19.
- Classroom disinfection. We clean and disinfect the classroom periodically before and after class. This also includes disinfection of tools, toys, teaching materials and everything that students touch.
- Ventilate the classrooms periodically on a daily basis and take care of social distancing measures inside and outside the classrooms.
- Providing sanitizers and hand washing fluids in all student places around the school, whether inside or outside the classroom.
- Requiring students, teachers, staff and school personnel to wear a protective mask at all times.
- Allocating a medical clinic equipped with a specialized resident doctor, and equipped with all the necessary medicines and thermometers, and in quick contact with the nearest hospitals in case of emergency and extreme necessity.
- Periodically check the temperature of the students and follow them closely.
- Dissemination of awareness banners throughout the school about the importance of following precautionary measures, accompanied by educational information about the Corona virus and ways of spreading and combating it.
- Constantly communicate with parents and ensure that they follow the same precautionary measures at home.
Health and safety champions at our schools
If a student or staff member is suspected of having a positive case of COVID-19, they will be moved immediately to a separate room in the school designated for such cases. Only the School’s Medical and Emergency Services team is permitted to enter this room and provided full PPE is worn. Then the student’s parents will be contacted immediately by the school doctor and the competent health authorities will be notified. The school strictly adheres to the requirements of the Saudi Ministry of Health to manage and transfer any suspected cases of COVID-19. All areas that may have been accessed by the suspected case will be immediately closed and thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. On top of this, an initial tracing will be conducted to identify those who may have been in contact with the case. In the event that the test result is positive. Each school has a detailed medical procedure plan detailing the necessary emergency procedures. This strategy is continuously developed in consultation with health, safety and medical officials at Rowad Al Khaleej International Schools.
Once a positive case is confirmed, the person concerned will immediately go into self-isolation for 10 days, while the school leadership team/medical team will notify the health authorities and work with them to identify those who have been in close contact with the positive case. The School Principal will contact close contacts to advise them to remain in self-isolation for 7 days. It is therefore of the utmost importance that the contact details on file with the school are accurate and up-to-date. This includes email addresses and cell phone numbers. All exposed areas of the school will also be disinfected.
The incubation period for the disease in children is the same as in adults. The time period between exposure to Covid-19 and the onset of symptoms usually extends from 5 to 6 days, and may range from 1 to 14 days.
Everyone must continue to follow basic safety practices which include wearing face masks and practicing social distancing
- Rowad Al Khaleej International Schools continues to provide distance learning in the following cases:
- For students who have been confirmed to be infected with the Covid virus.
- For students who have been identified as being in contact with symptoms, and who are waiting for the result of the PCR examination.
- Students who live with people from their family cannot receive the vaccine for medical reasons. Observe good hand hygiene practices and stay home when feeling unwell.
Rowad Al Khaleej International Schools follow the highest standards of health and safety, including physical distancing, wearing masks indoors, and regular sterilization, among other procedures.