As the country prepares a full return to education settings, Vida Education are currently operating a ‘business as usual policy’ whilst closely following the latest advice and updates from; the government, the DfE and Public Health England regarding risks associated with COVID-19. We are working in line with the government’s current guidance, which is being reviewed regularly and should/when the guidance change (for either better or worse) we will act and implement accordingly.
The DfE states that education settings can continue to engage agency staff at this time and agency staff can continue to work in a number of settings. We aim to work with both candidates and clients to work as safely as possible whilst assisting with workforce requirements.
All staff, newly registered or current, have been cleared to work following the latest government guidance and APSCo’s ‘compliance+ accreditation’ standards.
All agency staff booked for any position will have been issued with and will be aware of the latest government guidance on working in an education setting.
We will only place staff who have responded satisfactorily to our weekly coronavirus screening assessment, those who have not responded will not be considered for any role until we have received a satisfactory response.
We encourage all clients to communicate their procedures on returning to schools; hygiene, health and safety, social distancing with us and our candidates prior to their arrival.
Making sure our candidates, not only ensure they are keeping children, other staff and the places they work safe but also making sure, they themselves are keeping safe, is our upmost priority. We are issuing all agency staff with the latest government guidance on working in education settings and we will continue to update them on this as and when the guidance changes to allow them to minimise the risk, where possible.
All candidates will be sent a weekly coronavirus screening assessment and will not be considered for a booking until we have received a satisfactory response. Any candidate who has contracted the virus, displayed symptoms or has been in contact with someone that has, they will be asked to stay at home and self-isolate for at least 10 days from when the symptoms started (if they live alone), or 14 days (if they live with someone with symptoms).
Where HRR Recruitment Limited has a legitimate reason to process your data provided it is reasonable and does not go against what you would reasonably expect from us. Where HRR Recruitment Limited has relied on a legitimate interest to process your personal data our legitimate interests is/are as follows:
Providing work finding services to the individual, including sending their information to clients where they have demonstrated an interest in doing that particular type of work.
Following government guidance we are advising that candidates try to avoid using public transport if possible and it is recommend walking, cycling and other forms of transport are used, however, we do understand that the use of public transport is essential for some. Should it be the only means of travelling to and from work, please do follow the government guidance on public transport.
Although the government is currently advising that shielding is no longer necessary due to lower rates of transmissions of the virus, if you are considered to be vulnerable (https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus/shielded-patient-list) you are advised to take further precautions to remain safe, especially when returning to work.
The government are currently advising that due to the low risk coronavirus poses to children, the use of mask or PPE is not required in schools unless there is a child who has become unwell or shows symptoms of the virus. The government is currently advising of ways to stay safe in education settings;
Alongside this, the government is asking schools and colleges to ensure they are:
This document will be reviewed on a regular basis and updated as and when the government guidance changes. HRR Recruitment Limited is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of our clients, candidates and staff as much as is possible.
Policy Review Date: August 2020
Next Review Date: TBC