The constantly changing situation with Covid-19 in the Östersund region has presented many challenges for us at IES Östersund. Information and advice changes on an almost daily basis and it sometimes seems difficult to make sure that carers, students and staff are all hearing the most up-to-date messages.
I would like to thank all IES parents and carers for helping us to keep our students and staff as safe as possible. It is really appreciated that carers try and minimise the number of times that they enter the school building and if it is necessary to come inside, I have been grateful that all visitors do not proceed beyond the 'stop' signs that are at reception. The adapted Fritids check out system in the afternoon also seems to be working quite smoothly.
As of writing (December 6th) the latest advice is that any student with a sibling and/or parent/carer at home who is infected by Covid-19 must stay at home. More information can be read here https://www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se/nyheter-och-press/nyhetsarkiv/2020/d...
Additionally, if a student becomes unwell at school, the student's mentor must call home first to inform parents/carers. The student should then be collected as soon as possible from school. This procedure is in place to help keep all of our students as safe as possible and to reduce the possible risk of a spread of infection, both within school and the wider Östersund community.
Thank you very much to everyone who is helping us to uphold these protocols.