Scenarios in case of
a COVID-19 infection

Possible scenarios for infection within the AIS community

  • Scenario 1: A student or staff member is infected
  • Scenario 2: A person living within the household of a student or staff member is infected
    • 2a: A person living within the household of a student is infected
    • 2b: A person living within the household of a staff member is infected
  • Scenario 3: A student, staff member or someone living within their household has been in close contact with an infected person

Measures related to the infected student or staff member

  • The infected person needs to stay in quarantine according to official Belgian regulations.
  • Return to school is only possible with a doctor’s certificate stating that the person is no longer contagious and able to return to school.

Measures related to the other students and staff members

  • 14 day preventative closure of the relevant school section(s) (EY/Primary/Secondary School). The school day finishes as usual and closure comes into effect on the next day.
  • 14 day switch to online learning for the relevant school section(s) (EY/Primary/Secondary School), starting on the first day of school closure.
  • Any person/group who had contact with the infected person will be identified.

Communication

  • The Flemish authorities will be informed about the case. The student/staff member will be advised to complete the Belgian contact tracing form. 
  • The parent community will be informed about a Scenario 1 infection in our community, including detailed information about all school related measures.
  • Anyone who had contact with the infected person will be informed individually, advising them to get tested and quarantine themselves. An updated Health Declaration form will need to be completed before returning to school.

Measures related to the AFfected student

  • The affected student must get tested and stay in quarantine according to official Belgian regulations.
  • The student can only return to school with a doctor’s certificate stating that he/she is able to return to school, and confirmation that there are no active cases of COVID in the household.

Measures related to the other students and staff members

  • 14 day switch to online learning for the relevant student bubble(s), starting on the next day after receiving the information.
  • Any person/group who had contact with the affected student will be identified.
  • Anyone who had contact with the affected student will be informed individually and will be advised to get tested and quarantine themselves.
  • Teachers who taught in the bubble of the affected student are informed and consulted about their interaction with this student. If social distancing and mask wearing rules were adhered to, the teacher can continue working from school. If the teacher shows symptoms, Scenario 1 measures will come into effect.

Communication

  • The parents will be informed about a Scenario 2 infection in our community, including detailed information about all school related measures.

Measures related to the AFfected STAFF MEMBER

  • The staff member must get tested and stay in quarantine according to official Belgian regulations.
  • Return to school only possible with a doctor’s certificate stating that the staff member is able to return to school, and confirmation that there are no active cases of COVID in the household.

Measures related to the other students and staff members

  • Consultation with affected staff member about interactions with students/other staff members. If social distancing and mask wearing rules were adhered to, the other staff members must continue to work on campus. If not, Scenario 1 or Scenario 2a measures will be followed.
  • Identification of any person/group who had contact with the affected staff member.
  • Anyone who had contact with the affected staff member will be informed individually, advising them to get tested and quarantine themselves in case symptoms occur.

Communication

  • The parents will be informed about a Scenario 2 infection in our community, including detailed information about all school related measures.

Measures related to the affected STUDENT/STAFF MEMBER

  • The student/staff member must get tested and stay in quarantine according to official Belgian regulations.
  • Return to school only possible with a doctor’s certificate stating that the student/staff member is able to return to school.

Measures related to school operations and communication

  • Each case will be evaluated individually and level 1 or 2 measures will be triggered if needed.