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Hi,

 

Is anyone allowing external visitors? I have been saying no (we don't have a separate room and we are not allowing parents inside, even for new starters). The guidance (updated today but I don't think this section has been updated) says:

 

External professionals

In instances where settings need to use other essential professionals such as social workers, speech and language therapists or counsellors, or other professionals to support delivery of a child’s EHC plan, settings should assess whether the professionals need to attend in person or can do so virtually.

If they need to attend in person, they should:

  • follow guidance relevant to the setting
  • keep the number of attendances to a minimum
  • wash hands frequently
  • where possible to do so, maintain social distancing
  • be informed about the system of controls in settings

If anyone has come inside (e.g. prospective parents after hours) I have insisted on a mask. But a speech therapist for example isn't going to wear a mask presumably.

Thanks,

 

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Hi

I had a prospective parent yesterday, I made it clear before her visit that she wouldn't be able to come in but could just view from door, I went outside to chat with her

I have a little boy who is hearing impaired, think his 'teacher for the deaf' might want to visit soon, will suggest outdoors I think

SALT could possibly do the same?

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37 minutes ago, sunnyday said:

Hi

I had a prospective parent yesterday, I made it clear before her visit that she wouldn't be able to come in but could just view from door, I went outside to chat with her

I have a little boy who is hearing impaired, think his 'teacher for the deaf' might want to visit soon, will suggest outdoors I think

SALT could possibly do the same?

Thank you. Our outdoor area is being used pretty much constantly at the moment - we did think about it for visitors but it would mean other children couldn’t then use it as salts etc would need a quiet space and not have others ‘interfering’ if you know what I mean! I’ll give it some more thought anyway. 

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we are doing parents meetings outside in the garden socially distanced but the children are out there playing (i have one who insists on sitting on any newcomers laps!) . We are beginning to allow a very few professionals in our hall space if there is no alternative (SalT today for an EHCP for instance)

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8 minutes ago, finleysmaid said:

we are doing parents meetings outside in the garden socially distanced but the children are out there playing (i have one who insists on sitting on any newcomers laps!) . We are beginning to allow a very few professionals in our hall space if there is no alternative (SalT today for an EHCP for instance)

Thanks. I’ve had parents inside one at a time but only when there are no more than a couple Of children in (Ie very early or late) and they have to wear a mask. Ah yes if it’s for an ehcp then that makes sense. Routine stuff I’m not keen though when they could have clinic sessions instead. 

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