Coronavirus Policy for Tutors August 2020.
Coronavirus Policy for Tutors August 2020
We are living in unprecedented times, and at Minerva Tutors we are taking the situation still very seriously. The best way to arrest the spread of this virus is social distancing and avoid working too closely together with students, parents, and colleagues.
Please note that the information below is based on best-practice advice. It may be subject to change when official guidance from the government is updated.
In order to minimise the risk of spreading this virus we have put together the following guide:
- wash hands properly and frequent, especially after coughing, sneezing, before and after eating, after using the toilet
- use hand sanitisers regularly
- work remotely, and conduct lessons, tutoring sessions via the internet/online. If the client is insisting on face to face sessions, this is solely your decision. At Minerva Tutors we wholeheartedly support remote working
- when in the client’s/student’s home, every reasonable effort to implement social distancing measures should be made to ensure that you keep 1.5 metres plus apart, such as:
- changing the seating arrangements to sit side by side
- limit the number of people allowed in the tutoring area
- if social distancing cannot be achieved, maybe suggest to the client that you bring a screen that can be used between you and the student
- use a face covering when possible
- it is recommended that you take your own refreshments wherever you go
Ensure you are familiar with the following:
- signs and symptoms of COVID-19
- how COVID-19 is spread
- cleaning routines and hygiene controls (including respiratory hygiene, cough etiquette, handwashing, and physical distancing)
- when you need to wear a mask and when you do not
- what to do if someone you have been in contact with becomes unwell and believe they have been exposed to COVID-19
- when individuals you have been in contact with have had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
- where possible cleaning your workings space
- rubbish disposal, including tissues
- ventilation systems, try to keep doors and windows open where possible
- travel restrictions, avoid travel wherever possible
- restricted movement advice
Hygiene practices are important to prevent spread of COVID-19. You should follow government and NHS recommendations to prevent infection spread.
Just to reiterate, it is the Company’s recommendation that you avoid home visits and conduct your tutoring sessions via video conferencing. However, it is at your own discretion as to what you decide to do. If you do, then you need to ensure that the clients are aware that you are working in other locations, it is your responsibility to make them aware of this.
Please note that you have a statutory duty to notify the clients if you have reasonable ground to suspect that you or someone you have been in close contact with, is suffering from or showing symptoms on Covid-19 which is now designated as a notifiable disease.
Limitations of liability
As stated in you tutor agreement, you accept that as a self-employed tutor you are not covered by Minerva Tutor’s liability insurance. For help and advice on arranging your insurance if you haven’t already done so, you can contact the Tutors’ Association.
It is recommended that you have self-employed public / professional liability insurance to cover for any loss, liability or costs (including reasonable legal costs) that may be incurred by the Company in connection with your services where this is due to your act, neglect or default, which includes those infected as a consequence of your decision to continue interacting with clients, contrary to government and Minerva Tutor’s advice.
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