On the occasion of the start of the new school year, cleaning and disinfection work in schools has been intensified, thus complying with the protocol prepared by the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Junta de Andalucía against Covid-19.
The Deputy Mayor of the Sociocultural area, Begoña Ortiz, explained that an extraordinary cleaning service has been launched that is being carried out in the mornings during school hours, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and that it comes to complement the tasks that are carried out in the afternoon.
In addition, there are spray backpacks with virucidal products to disinfect common areas and patios on a daily basis, thus reinforcing the cleaning that takes place inside the schools.
Among the actions included in the special cleaning and disinfection plan, which are carried out daily during the morning and afternoon shifts, are the aeration and ventilation of the facilities, the cleaning and sweeping of floors, floors and baseboards, the scrubbing and disinfection of bathrooms or cleaning handrails and handles.
Likewise, special attention is paid to cleaning common areas and frequent contact surfaces such as furniture, keyboards, monitors, printers, tables and chairs, among other elements.
The municipal official wanted to inform that in addition, taking advantage of the school vacation period, the City Council has carried out a special cleaning and disinfection plan for public schools before the start of classes.
For her part, the councilor attached to the Education and Childhood delegation, Luisa López, recalled that also, during the summer months and with the intention of not causing inconvenience to the educational community, the Consistory has carried out more than one Hundreds of actions with the aim of targeting educational centers. The works have been undertaken by personnel from the municipal brigades and actions have been taken in 13 schools, the adult center and the 5 nursery schools.
Among these tasks that have been carried out, the installation of a canalization of manholes to house the rain channels in the porch of the classrooms of the CEIP Isdabe del Mar has also continued. Our Lady of Carmen school.
Begoña Ortiz has added that to these tasks we must add others of greater importance such as the replacement of the rubber flooring of the playgrounds of the Antonio Machado and María Espinosa schools, as well as the repair and painting of the facades of the three modules of the ‘El Nido’ nursery school.
In addition, to reinforce security at the exit of the schools, the pedestrian crossings that give access to the educational centers have been repainted.
In general, as specified by the mayor, during vacation periods painting, electricity, road signs, locksmithing, masonry, pruning, as well as cleaning and disinfection are carried out.
This action plan, which began once the previous school year had ended, is part of the maintenance of the educational centers carried out by the Consistory, and which focuses mostly on painting, bricklaying, locksmithing, as well as in the conservation of electrical and fire-fighting installations.
Luisa López has declared that the Consistory is in charge of the maintenance of the educational centers throughout the year, reaching over a thousand actions. In fact, jobs in schools and kindergartens account for almost a third of the actions carried out by municipal operational brigades throughout the city.