Health and Safety at Our Schools

Ensuring the health and safety of our parents, students and employees is at the forefront of everything we do. Here, Paul Slater, Vice President, Health, Safety and Environment at GEMS Education, explains how GEMS is protecting its people and looks forward to the return of normal operations.

We have all been affected in some way as a result of the current Global Pandemic, Covid-19. This is a very unique situation and one which almost all of us would not have essentially envisaged six months back. We have all had to significantly adapt our lives to support in bringing this issue to a manageable position. This is clearly reflected in how we go about our daily ways of working, studying and our general approach to life.

As challenging as this is, from a health and safety perspective, we have to continue to ensure that the health, safety and well-being of our students, parents and employees, is at the forefront of everything that we do. This includes ensuring that we maintain our high levels of hygiene and maintenance across our schools, whilst also ensuring that we comply with any regulatory Covid-19 working arrangements. To achieve this, we are continuing to conduct daily temperature checks for all our service employees, who are essential to the continued operations of our schools. Additionally, we are ensuring that social distancing practices are observed, through opportunities of lone or reduced
working.

Life will eventually return to normal and it’s important that we are in a position to ensure that our schools can return to full and immediate operational capacity. This is why we are ensuring that we continue to maintain our operations and ensure the highest levels of health and safety are observed.

The GEMS wellbeing team have been working tirelessly behind the scenes, to ensure that we provide our employees, parents and students with the appropriate support that they need. We have an amazing network of teachers and employees who have been able to offer some inspirational ideas for support.

A special thank you to our dedicated teachers who are working tirelessly around the clock to deliver quality education to all of our GEMS Education students in these unprecedented and challenging times.