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Covid-19 Protocols

COVID 19 - Current Policy 

Last updated april 2022

AISL COVID19 policy reflects our best understanding to date about opening the school campus and returning to learning. This policy also reflects AISL’s commitment to prioritize the health and safety of our students and faculty/staff. Since learning is inherently a social experience, we believe that students learn best when they have the opportunity to engage with their teachers and classmates in real time, in person, and on campus.

As we resume school amidst the global pandemic, we will continue to uphold the following principles:

  1. We will act with fidelity to our mission, vision, and core values. (e.g. strong commitment/preference to in-person learning).

  2. Establishing a safe and healthy learning environment on campus is our top priority.

  3. We have a shared responsibility to stay safe and mitigate the risk of community spread on campus by following recommended health and hygiene guidelines and protocols.

For more on our Distance Learning plan, please go here

Adjusted Mask Protocol

In light of the significant downtrend in the positivity rate in Lagos and guidelines recently released by Nigeria’s Covid 19 Presidential Steering Committee,  AISL will move to a “mask optional” model for wearing masks  inside of buildings/classrooms for students only. Beginning Monday, April 11th , mask wearing in indoor classrooms and spaces will be optional for students. 

Please note that parents and visitors who enter campus will be required to wear a mask in indoor settings. 



Entering/Exiting Campus

  • Optional Mask

Indoors- Classrooms and Offices

  • Optional Mask: Students have the option of removing their masks in indoor learning environments. 
  • Adults (faculty & staff and parents) are still required to wear masks indoors in educational institutions as mandated by Nigeria’s Covid 19 Presidential Steering Committee.

Outdoors: Breaks/Recess/ Lunch

  • Optional Mask

PE, Sports, and Play

  • Optional Mask: Recommend removing mask during play/ exercise. 


  • Optional Masks: Masks may be removed when students are performing. 

Please note that all indoor learning environments have a working HEPA filter. 

AISL Core Value: Respect

With this significant change, I would like to emphasize that all students should feel comfortable with whatever option they choose, and no student should be made to feel like they should or should not wear a mask. We should all support and respect individual decisions around the wearing of masks.


  • Under the adjusted mask guidelines, AISL retains the authority to impose a universal mask mandate  if there is a local outbreak or if there is evidence of community transmission of the virus on campus. 
  • AISL may mandate masks indoors for both students and adults during the last 2 weeks of school in order to reduce the risk of transmission and support international travel. 

AISL Adjusted Protocols

updated april 2022
Covid-19 Status

Confirmed Case

  • Regardless of vaccination status: 
  • Isolate and stay at home  for 5 days. 
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms have resolved after 5 days, you can return to school. 
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days. 
  • If you have a fever, continue to isolate until your fever resolves. 
  • If symptoms are severe, isolate for 10 days and consult your medical doctor before ending isolation and returning to school. 
  • Day 1 is the first day of symptoms or a positive Covid-19 test. 

Suspected Case (Close Contact)

  • Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days. 
  • Submit a negative PCR, Antigen, or WHO-approved home test to the Health Office  on Day 5 before returning to school.  
  • Day 1 is the first day of exposure. 
  • A close contact is someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period

Post International Travel

  • Comply with Nigeria’s Covid 19 International Travel Protocol issued by the Presidential Steering Committee on Covid 19. 
  • AISL presumes that families will fully comply with Nigeria’s Covid 19 Travel Protocol in order to mitigate the risk of transmission on campus. 
  • Families are no longer required to submit test results to the AISL Health Office upon return from international travel.