School service in Tier 2
Educational settings continue to work hard to keep their students, staff and wider schools communities safe. We thank educational settings for putting into place measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and to everyone for following the restrictions.
The risk of infection continues to be high as we enter the winter months. Until 2 December Brighton & Hove remains in the national restrictions and from the 3 December it will be in Tier 2 (High Alert).
We want to emphasise that we strongly recommend that schools do not hold prospective parent events in person on the schools premises but instead offer on-line and virtual events. While schools can continue to operate in a COVID-secure manner, the council strongly discourages non-essential visitors.
Tier 2 guidance states that, aside from some exemptions, “you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place”.
Physical distancing is essential to stop the spread of the virus, because it's more likely to spread when people are close together. An infected person can pass on the virus even if they do not have any symptoms, through talking, breathing, coughing or sneezing.
We therefore also strongly recommend that schools do not host Christmas and other seasonal events/performances to visitors, including parents/carers.
We realise that this may be disappointing for some parents but our priority is to keep our children, families and communities safe.