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Schools and colleges return to full opening from Monday 8th March 2021

The Prime Minister has announced today (Monday 22 February) that the Government has set out its plan for the return of all pupils to schools and colleges, as part of the roadmap for leaving lockdown, which was published today.

All schools will return to face-to-face education on Monday 8 March.

All primary school pupils will return on Monday 8 March. Primary school staff will continue to take two rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) tests each week at home to identify positive cases more quickly and break the chains of transmission.

 

Some important reminders; 

 

 

Updates:

 This is a helpful guide if you’re stuck:

https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/west-park-primary-school/UploadedDocument/7e9f82c8045a4955bbfe784fcadbbe13/quick-guide-to-google-classroom.pdf

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. 

 

We continue to put the health and safety of children and staff as our top priority. We review our “Risk Assessment” regularly in light of new information and advice. We have published a copy on our Homepage(see below) 

 

Please click here to read the St Mary's COVID Risk Assessment and arrangements for school 2021

 

Click here for Arabic translation

Click here for Somali translation

 

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’.

Further information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 

The 10-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 10 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.

Symptoms

 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.

https://youtu.be/jr09ByDYuq4

 

 

 

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

 Do

  • 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

Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/