Yes, we can confirm that your Allianz Custodian School Protection policy continues to provide comprehensive legal liability protection to the School BoM, Trustees & Patron relating to COVID-19.
The various sections of your School Insurance Policy such as Public Liability, Employers Liability, Professional Indemnity, Employment Practice Liability and Trustees, Directors & Officers Liability specifically protect the legal liability of the schools BoM, Trustees & Patron. There is no Exclusion under these sections of our Policy in respect of COVID-19. Therefore if a legal action is taken against the schools BoM, Trustees and / or Patron in respect of an employee, pupil or visitor contracting COVID-19, cover will apply provided the School has taken reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Department of Education and Skills previously issued guidelines to schools regarding the reopening and safe operation of schools in the COVID-19 environment. It is essential that schools take reasonable steps to administer these new guidelines, and any further Department & government guidelines, into the planning and daily practices.
There is also an Extension under the General Liability section of the Allianz Custodian School Protection policy, which extends the indemnity provided, to members of School staff such as teachers.
The above is subject to Terms & Conditions of the Policy.