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During the second national lockdown from 5 November to at least 2 December, schools, colleges and universities will remain open

Schools across the Royal Borough of Greenwich reopened to students in all year groups in September 2020. It’s important that children and young people continue to attend their places of study to support their wellbeing and education. 

We recognise that many of you will be feeling anxious about your child going to school and we’d like to reassure you that appropriate measures are being taken to keep your children safe.

Letter to parents from Cllr Danny Thorpe

Risk assessment

Each school in Royal Greenwich has completed an in-depth assessment of how to best meet the learning needs of their pupils, whilst keeping young people and staff safe. Leaders have completed these risk assessments in collaboration with staff, unions and the Council. The physical layout of each school is very different and so each school's approach is unique to ensure everyone's safety. All schools will have a strong focus on handwashing, sanitisation and cleaning. They will use additional measures, such as staggered start, finish and break times, and changes to the timetable and routines, to ensure that different groups of children do not mix.

Visit your child’s school website for specific information about how they are adapting to keep children and staff safe or contact them directly for further detailed information.

The latest government information about schools reopening can be found at gov.uk/backtoschool, including steps that will be taken if a child in a school tests positive for COVID-19.

A video message from Cllr Danny Thorpe, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich