Modification of the sanitary protocol
The Commission Hygiène et Sécurité et le CHSCT (Commission d’Hygiène, de Sécurité et des Conditions de Travail) met on Thursday 5 May in order to study the possibilities of the Health Protocol easing, while keeping the balance between the continuity of classes and the health security of all the school community members.
The Thai authorities recently announced new measures in preparation for the start of the Thai school year on Tuesday 17 May.
The following changes were agreed by both committees.
- Positive case: a person who tests positive must undergo a 10-day isolation period. Return to the school is possible subject to a medical certificate and a negative antigen test result.
When a positive case is declared in a Primary class, only the student concerned is in self-isolation. The other students in the same class level can come to class. The families are informed to monitor their children’s symptoms. This rule already applies to the Secondary level.
- High risk contact cases: the isolation period is reduced from 7 days to 5 days, followed by 5 days of observation during which the return to school is authorised..
The following points remain unchanged:
- Mandatory wearing of masks
- Physical distancing and the principle of a sanitary bubble per class level in all activities related to school life
- Weekly antigen test to be performed on Sunday and certificate of negative test result at the school entrance on Monday morning
Our protocol for the resumption of on-site classes has been validated by the Office of the Private Education Commission – OPEC and we received the official authorisation from the City of Bangkok to resume our classes in the classroom.
*This document will be updated with points approved during the meeting on 18 January 2022*
Version of 6 oct 2021*
The test must be done on Monday morning (or Sunday evening) and the certificate must be presented at the entrance of the school.
No one will be allowed to enter the school without a signed certificate – including students and staff. Parents of students who have not been granted entry must come to pick up their child from the school entrance.
A new kit (test + certificate) will be given to everyone on Friday for the following Monday.
Saliva tests are now as validable as the antigenic tests. Parents who prefer this solution, especially for the youngest children, can purchase and use them instead of the antigen test. The same certificate form can be used.
Parents should check the body temperature of their child(ren) every morning before arrival at the school.
A temperature contrôle is mandatory before each entry into the school. Anyone with a body temperature above 37.5°C will not be allowed to enter. The students concerned will be placed in isolation until the school contacts the parents.
After the temperature check, hand disinfection with hydroalcoholic gel is mandatory for all. Gel will also be permanently available throughout the school.
Regular hand washing is strongly encouraged.
Masks must be worn at all times (class activities, recreation and meetings).
In addition to the daily cleaning of all the premises at the end of classes, the school is thoroughly disinfected every Saturday.
During this period of reopening, no access will be allowed except for staff and students.
Visitors (parents, delivery people, workers) will only be allowed to enter the school outside of school opening hours and after an antigen test has been performed.
Kindergarten classes are divided into two distinct bubbles:
– Bubble 1: PS, PS-MS and MS
– Bubble 2: GSA and GSB
Break and lunch times are staggered:
– 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. : Bubble 1
– 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. : Bubble 2
A cleaning of the playground and structures is planned between the two Bubbles.
Lunch break :
– 11:00 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. : Bubble 2
– 11:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. : Bubble 1
Students in Bubble 1 have a rest time starting at 12:10 p.m. Each class has an assigned dormitory. The children must keep their masks on during this rest time.
If parents wish, they may pick up their child before this rest period at 12:10 p.m., after having notified the Kindergarten secretary.
The elementary school classes are made up of five distinct Bubbles:
– Bubble 3: CPA – CPB – CPC – CPD
– Bubble 4 : CE1A – CE1B – CE1C – CE1D
– Bubble 5 : CE2A – CE2B – CE2C – CE2D
– Bubble 6 : CM1A – CM1B – CM1C – CM1D
– Bubble 7 : CM1/CM2 – CM2A – CM2B – CM2C
Break and canteen times are organised in different shifts and zones are delimited in the playground (see protocol plans):
– 9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. : Bubbles 3 and 4
– 10:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. : Bubbles 5, 6 and 7
Lunch break :
– 11:00 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. : Bubbles 3 and 4
– 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. : Bubbles 5, 6 and 7
Afternoon break :
– 1:10 to 1:20 p.m. : Bubbles 3 and 4
New schedules have been set up for the reopened on-site classes. They will be available on Pronote on Monday 25 October.
Breaks will be organised with different beginning hours in order to avoid crowds and too many movements around the classrooms.
The High School students’ foyer and the two study rooms will be accessible with a limit to a maximum number of 25 students.
The CDI (library) will be accessible with a limited number of students (25 maximum).
Physical and sports activities will be adapted to the sanitary conditions (no sports with physical contacts) and will resume on 1st November (classes, option and Sports Association).
The AES and Aide-aux-devoirs will start on November 15th. A separate letter will allow you to register your child(ren) starting Thursday 21 October at 12:00 p.m.
Please note that the number of activities per week is more limited than usual due to the Bubble organization and that a limit of two activities per child per week will be implemented.
The local health authorities require that all members of the educational communities in each school conduct a regular self-assessment in the “Thai Save Thai” application. We strongly recommend installing the application and updating your situation (at least once a week).
For more information about the Thai save Thai application