Lakelands Academy Visitors Protocol

Lakelands Academy Covid-19 Visitor Protocol

In line with guidance from Public Health England and minimising the risk of coronavirus across The Academy, we are requiring all visitors to our schools to strictly adhere to the following guidance and only visit the school, when it is absolutely necessary.


Before you arrive:

When you arrive on site:

  • Only visitors with a prearranged appointment are allowed. Ad hoc visitors will not be allowed on site.
  • If you arrive by car, please observe the 2m distancing rule when you leave your car and make your way to the school entrance.
  • When you arrive in the school building, you will be welcomed by our reception staff who will ask you if you have any of the following symptoms. If you do, you will be politely asked to leave, and book an appointment for another time after the 14 day isolation period:
  1. a high temperature
  2. a new, continuous cough
  3. a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
  • All visitors will be asked to use the hand sanitiser available at the reception desk.
  • Instead of you using the touchscreen signing in system, the reception staff will sign you into the school themselves, by inputting your details into the signing in machine.
  • We request that all visitors wear a face covering if moving beyond the reception area and around the school.


During your visit:

  • When you are met by one of our members of staff, they will not offer a handshake as a greeting – please do not be offended by this.
  • Visitors are to remain 2m apart from all other staff and pupils, when moving around the site and, if taking a seat during your visit, you should be positioned 2m apart from those in the same room or in reception.
  • If you wish to use the toilet facilities while on site, again a member of staff will direct to where you need to go.
  • During these circumstances unfortunately we are unable to offer our usual hospitality however you are welcome to bring a bottle of water with you.
  • Please refrain from touching surfaces during your visit.
  • If you remain within school for more than one hour, please ensure you wash your hands or use hand sanitiser regularly.

Parents should come into school buildings only when strictly necessary, by appointment, and ideally only one parent per child (unless for example, an interpreter or other support is required). Any such meetings should take place at a safe distance (and so the use of small offices may not be suitable).

Alternatively, meetings can be done ‘virtually’ using Teams or Zoom, or telephone appointments can be made.