COVID-19 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOOL'S MEASURES
TO CONTROL COVID-19

At Esbjerg Gymnasium we follow the Danish Health Authority’s’ guidelines as stated on the website www.coronasmitte.dk

Dear all,

Thursday the 29th, new and stricter rules of conducts at the upper secondary level will be introduced by the government. This means that facemasks have to be worn everywhere else than inside the classrooms. You are still allowed to remove your facemask as soon as you are seated at your designated table in the canteen. Outside you are not required to wear facemasks.

Further, the rules concerning social contact will be tightened. As of Thursday, you are only allowed to socialize with students from your own class. You are also allowed to socialize with the students from your electives, clubs etc. but only during scheduled modules.

These guidelines apply during school hours on the school’s premises – both inside and outside.

Please remember the basic recommendations:
Keep your distance and maintain at least 1-meter distance to others, asks others to be considerate. Use hand sanitizer and wash your hands frequently.

Kind regards,
The school leadership

Dear all, 

The corona situation has worsened severely over the last couple of weeks. We have seen a rise in Covid-19 cases also in our area. Within the last 24 hours, two students at Esbjerg Gymnasium have tested positive. We therefore need to tighten our guideline to prevent Covid-19 from spreading at the school.  

Thursday the 29th, new and stricter rules of conducts at the upper secondary level will be introduced by the government. This means that facemasks have to be worn everywhere else than inside the classrooms. You are still allowed to remove your facemask as soon as you are seated at your designated table in the canteen. Outside you are not required to wear facemasks.  

Further, the rules concerning social contact will be tightened. As of Thursday, you are only allowed to socialize with students from your own class. You are also allowed to socialize with the students from your electives, clubs etc. but only during scheduled modules. 

These guidelines apply during school hours on the school’s premises – both inside and outside. 

Please remember the basic recommendations: 

Keep your distance and maintain at least 1-meter distance to others, asks others to be considerate. Use hand sanitizer and wash your hands frequently. 

Kind regards, 

The school leadership

Watch for Covid-19 symptoms

  • Fever or chills

  • Dry cough

  • Troubled breathing or shortness of breath

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. Furthermore, you do not necessarily show all symptoms at once. If you have a runny nose and no other symptoms, it is not a sign of Covid-19.

The Danish Health Authority will continue to update their guidelines as they learn more about COVID-19.

If infected by Covid-19

If you suspect that you have Covid-19 or any of your close contacts have Covid-19, you must contact the school immediately.
 

  • If sick DO NOT attend school.

  • CALL the school at 7514 1300 between 7.30 and 8.00 a.m. and the school will put you down on the “Corona list.”

  • Stay home until you get a negative test result. Remember to do your homework, assignments and check Lectio regularly.

  • Show the negative test result at school, the morning after having received the results.

If the above-mentioned procedures have been followed, your absence will be removed, starting from the first day of your sick leave till the date of the negative test result.

If a student is infected, their whole class will be sent home, as well as their close contacts i.e. other students from their elective subjects. Students who have been sent home, classmates or close contacts, must be tested on days 4 and 6 after their last contact with the infected student. You sign up for a test through your own medical practitioner or hospital. You must only attend school again, once you have a negative test result from day 4. The test on day 6 is an extra precaution.

When a class has been sent home, virtual education will be put in place.

Close contacts

  • Persons sharing a home with an infected person

  • Persons who have had direct physical contact with an infected person (e.g. through hugging)

  • People who have had unprotected and direct contact with secretions from an infected person (e.g. through being coughed on or through touching a used handkerchief, tissue etc.)

  • People who have had close face-to-face contact (at a distance of less than one meter for more than 15 minutes) with an infected person (e.g. through having had a conversation with the infected person)

People who have followed the Danish Health Authority’s guidance on social distancing, respiratory

hygiene and hygiene in general are not very likely to be categorized as close contacts.

Rules and regulations at school

It is of outmost importance to follow the Danish Health Authority’s guidelines.

  1. Outside the classroom:

    • Keep your distance and maintain at least 1-meter distance to others, and asks others to be considerate

    • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. There are sanitizers placed around the school and in all classrooms.

    • Cough, sneeze into your sleeve, not your hands

    • Limit physical contact – avoid handshakes, refuse kisses on the cheek and avoid hugging

    • Be diligent with cleaning

    • Follow the directional cues and arrows in the hallways and staircases.

  2. Students are only allowed to be with the home room class or IB-year either in their classroom, their designated table in the cafeteria or designated area outside.

  3. Group work is only allowed in the above-mentioned areas.

  4. Indoor areas designed for group work will remained closed.

  5. The smoking shed will remain closed.

  6. Students are only allowed to stay at school during school hours.

Use of facemasks

  • Facemask must be worn when you step into the canteen area, this applies whether you come from the outside, the sports wing, the music wing or the A block, where most of the classrooms are.

  • Facemasks must be worn as long as you are standing up. Once you are sitting at your designated table, you can take off your facemask.

  • Disposable facemasks (i.e. blue surgical masks) must not be recycled. When they have been worn once, they must be disposed.

  • You are not required to wear facemasks in other areas of the school.

We encourage all students to download the Danish Health Authority’s app Smitte|stop. The app will serve as a great help to contain and track the spread of Covid-19.

Contact us

Esbjerg Gymnasium

Spangsbjerg Møllevej 310, DK-6705 Esbjerg Ø

CVR: 29554366

EAN: 5798000557239

Opening hours:

Mon - Thurs: 07.45 - 15.00

Fri: 07.45 - 14.00

Telephone hours:

Mon-Fri: 07.45 - 14.00

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