Coronavirus FAQ 24.11.2020

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FAQ’s 24/11/2020

Q: Where can I find information about the local restrictions?

A: You can find the local restriction tier system that will be in place from Wednesday 2 December, including what you can and cannot do in each tier here

Q: The school have interviewed over Zoom and have not appointed. Are we able to able to do interviews outside?

A: There is recruitment guidance here in the national information

  • As DfE guidance advises limiting the number of visitors, it may be appropriate for schools to consider a flexible approach to interviews, with alternative options to face-to-face interviews offered where possible. Interviewing remotely may be a new experience for many schools.
  • Where face-to-face meetings are arranged, schools should make clear to candidates that they must adhere to the system of controls that schools have in place. Schools will also have the discretion to require face coverings for visitors where social distancing cannot be managed safely.

Some settings have had initial interviews over Zoom and then have brought candidates into the setting to observe their interactions with the children, using COVID19 secure measures: a well-ventilated room, small group of children, social distancing, face covering etc.

Q: Where can I find the latest R number and daily infection growth rate?

A: The information for your area can be found here

Q: Where can I find the latest confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oxfordshire?

A: The latest information can be found here

Q: I have been getting a number of emails about the COVID symptom study APP, is this endorsed by Oxfordshire and what are the benefits?

A: The COVID Symptom Study APP has been developed by health science company ZOE. It is endorsed by the Welsh Government, NHS Wales, the Scottish Government & NHS Scotland and data collected is shared with and analysed by King's College London & ZOE research teams. We will ask other local authorities to see if any schools have signed up and what their experiences have been.

Q: How do I complete the Education Covid-19 Survey?

A: The Education Covid-19 Cell survey will assist us in understanding how best to support you for the coming term. You can complete the survey here