Temperatures can now be checked at the school gates in Budleigh Salterton thanks to a donation of three laser thermometers by the town’s Lions Club.
Staff and pupils at St Peter’s Primary School can be monitored for signs of the coronavirus infection after Budleigh Salterton Lions Club paid for the equipment.
Headteacher Steve Hitchcock said: “The Lions of Budleigh very generously paid for three laser thermometers so we can easily check pupil and staff temperatures.
“Not only can we check them if they display symptoms, but if there is an outbreak, we can stand at the school gate and easily check pupils when they enter school for signs of infection.
“We are really grateful for the Lions’ donation during these tricky times.
Mr Hitchcock said he was ‘proud’ of the way pupils had adapted to the Covid restrictions and praised his ‘amazing’ team of staff for their upbeat outlook amid the pandemic.
He said: “The children have got used to the new routines, and I am really proud of how calm and positive they are.
“The staff have been amazing. They are having to cope with increased demands, and general Covid anxiety.
“I am lucky to have such a resilient and fantastic team.”
Mr Hitchcock added: “I am really pleased with how everyone is coping with the restrictions.
“Parents have been great with the staggered drop-offs and picks ups.
“They have been really respectful and everyone has been wearing face coverings.”
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