Covid Information Page
Guidance from Department for Education 23.11.20
We have had notification of a positive case in Nursery, Year 1S , Year 4E, Year 6S. Year 4M is already closed. Parents will have had a text if their child's class has closed. Please be reassured that these are single cases within families and not an outbreak. We have managed to get learning materials to classes in record time and thank you to parents who were able to pick up their pack. Thank you for your patience, everyone.
It is really important if your child’s bubble closes, that they do their work online. Your child should know how to get onto their online learning. The teacher or TA may ring you to find out how you’re getting on or discuss any support that you might need.
This is a helpful guide if you’re stuck:
Day to Day Running:
Your child's class may be led by their teacher, their TA or a different member of staff from within school. We want to keep the continuity for you and your child and this may mean that if a teacher or a TA is ill or self isolating that they will be taught by a different staff member.
There are fewer senior staff out on the yard greeting parents as we are using our time and resource to ensure all is running smoothly each day. If you need to speak to a member of senior staff please ring school and we will be happy to speak to you.
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What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.
The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.
If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.
Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community. If you are able, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.
Check out more information on the link below.
How to stop COVID-19 spreading:
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- wash your hands as soon as you get home
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
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