All families are reminded that if you develop any of the symptoms listed below, or your home test result is positive, you need to contact the GGD directly to schedule a test by calling 0800-1202 or via coronatest.nl.
- Cold-like symptoms (such as a nasal cold, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat)
- Coughing Shortness of breath
- Elevated temperature or fever
- Sudden loss of smell and/or taste (without nasal congestion)
Follow the quarantine advice provided by the GGD. Parents report absences by completing the absence form before 08:30 for everyday of the absence.
For more information, refer to the guidelines from the RIVM.
Health and safety
All students and staff are expected to adhere to all health and safety rules when at school, including maintaining a 1,5m distance from adults at all times. Students and staff members need to wear face masks in all areas at ESH Secondary, and they can only be removed once everyone is seated in class.
Health and safety rules:
- If not fully vaccinated, test at home twice a week
- Wear a face mask when moving around
- Keep 1,5m distance from adults
- Clean your desk and chair when entering and leaving a room
- Keep to the right in corridors and on stairs
- Follow the one-way system in the school building & on stairs
- Wash your hands regularly with soap or disinfect your hands
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow & use paper tissues to blow your nose
- Don't shake hands or hug people
ESH Secondary's COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocol is currently being updated based on new advice from the government and VO-Raad, and will be published pending approval from the SPC.
To review the latest government advice for secondary schools, visit the Rijksoverheid website
All youth aged 12 to 17 should have received an invitation letter for vaccination from the GGD to get their vaccines before the start of the new school year. You are considered to be fully vaccinated if you:
- Received your 2nd shot from BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca more than 14 days ago,
- Or, more than 14 days ago, you received 1 shot of one of these vaccines and have had COVID-19,
- Or, you received a Janssen vaccination more than 28 days ago.
More information about vaccinations for secondary school students is available from the Rijksoverheid:
Not yet vaccinated?
Students and staff who are fully vaccinated, or who were infected with COVID-19 in the last 6 months, no longer need to self-test twice a week. Students and staff who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to use the self tests provided by the school twice a week.
COVID-19 self-test kits can be collected from Reception and are to be taken home and used twice a week for routine screening. COVID-19 self-tests are not designed to replace the official tests provided by the GGD.
Travelled abroad? Quarantine rules may apply
Check the following website to see the latest quarantine requirements for your holiday destination. These requirements apply to all ESH Secondary students, regardless of age.