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Last updated on 26 August 2020
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Use our child-friendly posters on health and hygiene around your school. They'll help you reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading and signpost pupils to where they can go if they're struggling with settling back in to school.

26 August 2020: We've made a minor edit to the poster on how to remove face coverings (though it's still fine to have it up if you do already). Find the latest guidance on face coverings in our article on face coverings in secondary schools: how to make it work

Poster: where to go if you're displaying symptoms in school 

Put this up around your school to let pupils know where they should go if they have coronavirus symptoms. 

Poster: reminder to not come to school if you have coronavirus symptoms

Place this at your school gates to remind parents and pupils to return home if they or anyone in their household has coronavirus symptoms. 



Posters: encourage good hand washing practice

Poster: how to wash your hands properly

Put this up by all sinks in toilets, classrooms and anywhere else that pupils wash their hands. (You'll need to print it on A3 paper.)

Primary schools: put aside some time to practise following the steps on the poster with children in reception and year 1, at least, so they get familiar with the routine.

Poster: when to wash your hands

Put this up around your school so pupils get a regular visual reminder of when they should wash their hands. Make sure it's especially visible near the school entrance, outside toilets, and in areas used for PE and dining.



Poster: how to remove your face covering when you arrive at school 

Put this up at any entrances to remind staff and pupils how to remove face coverings they've worn on their way to school.

Keep it near a covered bin, so that disposable face coverings can be thrown away. You may also want to provide plastic bags for pupils and staff to keep their reusable/cloth face coverings in.


These posters are based on the latest guidance on:

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