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I think I’ve fucked up. (COVID related)

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OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow Fri 20-Nov-20 06:10:34

I’m cover manager. Had supply for the week and I noticed she was wearing a sunflower lanyard. No excuse, but I’ve been mad busy and it didn’t really click that she wasn’t wearing any ppe in school. Yesterday I emailed her agency to ask if they knew she wasn’t-they didn’t. She’s been in three days. I’m now bricking it as due to another incident, slt know she wasn’t. I’m in for a blocking aren’t I?

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TeddyBeans Fri 20-Nov-20 06:16:31

Why would you be in for it? I don't wear any ppe in school (TA) and neither does one of my teacher friends who's doing supply teaching in various schools

toomuchfaster Fri 20-Nov-20 06:16:52

I'm sorry, but I don't understand what you think you have done wrong? If she is exempt, surely you just accept that as if it's any other reasonable adaptation?

Sparklytori Fri 20-Nov-20 06:18:31

School bursar here
I don't think you've done anything wrong. The agency should be aware she is classing herself as exempt from wearing PPE and should have risk assessed accordingly. You've just highlighted that. I don't think there is anything wrong as your trying to make sure school and safe are safe.

Sparklytori Fri 20-Nov-20 06:19:27

That should read school is safe and staff are safe!!

OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow Fri 20-Nov-20 11:52:46

Spoke to my line manager and he agreed that it was a difficult choice, a fine line between discrimination and health and safety requirements but h&s in this case wins out.

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