Advice for STEM Ambassadors regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19)
Issued: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 09:00:00 GMT
Due to the ongoing development of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak STEM Learning have issued the following advice to all STEM Ambassadors:
STEM Ambassadors should follow the current government guidance which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
It is advised that STEM Ambassadors proactively engage with teachers, youth-leaders or other activity organisers to ensure that they are up to date with any developments which may affect their activity or events they are attending. (For reference, the current government guidance to schools and colleges can be found here)
Advice for STEM Ambassadors who are directed to self-isolate
In the event that a STEM Ambassador is directed to self-isolate the Ambassador should cancel any future planned Ambassador activities and should not arrange to attend any new activities in the isolation period.
If a STEM Ambassador is directed to self-isolate and has attended an activity in the past 14 days, they should inform their STEM Ambassador Hub so that engaged schools or event organisers can be notified. Contact details for each Hub can be found on the STEM Learning website.
STEM Ambassadors should ensure that their activity records are kept up to date on the STEM Ambassador Website, so that contacts can be traced quickly should the need arise.
The health and safety of the STEM Ambassadors is our primary concern. Should any Ambassadors have concerns about their welfare then they should act accordingly. There is no pressure for Ambassadors to continue their activities if they feel this may put themselves or others at risk.