With regards to the stricter general advice in Region Skåne

Update: 2020-20-28

Yesterday (2020-10-27), the public was informed that the Swedish Public Health Agency, together with Region Skåne, has tightened the general public advice in the county due to a sharp increase in the spread of covid -19 infection throughout Skåne. This advice applies as of yesterday until the 17 of November, but may be extended depending on how the situation develops.

Throughout the pandemic, Bladins has followed the recommendations and advice of our responsible authorities closely and we take the situation in our society seriously. Today, our principals will review what possible measures could be taken at each school to further reduce crowding and secure the work environment for our children, students and employees. Information about any additional initiatives at each school will be communicated within the next few days.

However, the following measures apply to the entire foundation as of today to and including the 17th of November:

  • We pause all renovations of our premises carried out by external parties, exceptions only apply to emergency measures.
  • We minimise physical meetings amongst teachers, meetings between teachers must to the greatest extent take place digitally.
  • We have no physical meetings between staff of different schools units and central administration does not visit the schools, except in urgent matters.
  • We reintroduce daily corona follow-up meetings to be able to quickly meet the needs that arise.

The established routines regarding extended cleaning and disinfection of toys and teaching aids, mandatory hand disinfection of everyone inside our buildings and no external visits remain. We also have the experience since last spring when we conducted partial or solely distance learning at our compulsory school, BISM and upper secondary school, and are prepared to make changes in our education depending on the development.

We want to take this opportunity to remind everyone, staff, students and guardians to stay home at the slightest symptom. The Swedish Public Health Agency recommends that anyone who is experiencing cold and/or flu like symptoms, even mild ones, such as a sore throat, cough, runny nose or headache for more than 24 hours, should be tested for covid -19. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from this recommendation. You should stay at home until you have received a negative test result or for at least 7 days since the first symptoms, two of which should be without symptoms.

You will find more information about how to get tested on 1177.se (link below). Do contact your health care centre “vårdcentral” or 1177 för advice or if you have questions.

Have you or your child been in a situation where you think there was an increased risk of infection or do you know that someone you have met has been ill? Please contact your principal for advice.

To follow the stricter general guidelines is the social responsibility of every citizen. By avoiding situations where congestion can occur and reducing our social contacts, we together prevent the infection from spreading.

As a school, we will take the measures we can implement while ensuring the care and education for our 1500 children and students. Preschools and schools are essential services in society. Therefore, it is of extra importance that everyone who comes into our schools are healthy and follows the general advice and recommendations.

We thank you for your support and continued trust.

Useful links:

Stricter general advice (unfortunately only in Swedish) https://www.1177.se/Skane/aktuellt/aktuellt-i-skane/27-oktober-skarpta-rad-for-att-minska-smittspridning-i-skane/ 

How to test for covid -19:

Collected information about the health service and covid -19 in Skåne:

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