We hope you and your family remain in good health and despite restrictions are finding ways to relax together. The prescreening efforts conducted before school and the AIS protocols for mitigating risk against transmission of the coronavirus infection continue to keep the infection out of the school environment. However, this is not a time to be complacent and we all need to maintain rigourous self-monitoring of the actions and behaviours that we know will maintain a safe and healthy environment and keep our school open. We ask that you keep reminding your child of the importance of keeping a distance, washing hands frequently and wearing a mask. We thank you for working with us in this endeavor. Please use our COVID link on the home page of our website and the parent portal for all information on COVID.
The following details the latest information regarding the Coronavirus impact in the Netherlands.
On Tuesday 17 November the Dutch Government held another press conference and announced adjusted Covid-19 measures in the Netherlands.
The main message remains to stay at home and get tested if you develop symptoms, avoid busy places and non-essential travel, and keep your distance. We would like to remind parents that holidays and family visits are viewed as non-essential travel and our Annex D.4 and D.5 provide the guidance to follow in terms of requirements to self-isolate should you travel to a restricted zone. By not complying with self-quarantine restrictions or by sending your child to school when he/she is not feeling well you may be putting the entire school at risk of closing. The latest Dutch Government information can be found at this link: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/news/2020/11/17/partial-lockdown-to-continue
The main changes are:
- You are now allowed to invite a max of 3 people into your home per day.
- Going outside – the maximum group size returns back to 4 people. So when you are outside the school premises this applies.
- Theatres, movie theatres, swimming pools, sport clubs return to opening for a max of 30 people.
The following link provides the most up to date information available from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) https://www.rivm.nl/en/current-information-about-novel-coronavirus-covid-19.
GGD national number on 0800-1202 or – Direct number for Heerlen 0880-5005
For your information we have 340 names signed up for our Emergency Notification System. This usually is a much higher number – 800. Information is available on our website and through your national section newsletters.
We hope that you and your families continue to remain safe and well and thank you from everyone at AIS for your continued support in these challenging times.