Covid 19

Here you will find all the up to date information you need about Covid-19 and how it affects the school. 

Here is the school's latest Risk Assessment.

Here is the latest Outbreak Management Plan.

Here is a leaflet written by the Children's Commissioner for children. It explains what it will be like for children returning to school and what to do and where they can get help if they are feeling anxious.

Here is a letter regarding contact tracing from 19th July.

 

Your child still MUST NOT ATTEND SCHOOL if they display any of the Covid 19 symptoms:

Symptoms of COVID-19, flu and common respiratory infections include:

  • continuous cough
  • high temperature, fever or chills
  • loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell
  • shortness of breath
  • unexplained tiredness, lack of energy
  • muscle aches or pains that are not due to exercise
  • not wanting to eat or not feeling hungry
  • headache that is unusual or longer lasting than usual
  • sore throat, stuffy or runny nose
  • diarrhoea, feeling sick or being sick

If you are feeling unwell with these symptoms you should get plenty of rest and drink water to keep hydrated. You can use medications such as paracetamol to help with your symptoms. Antibiotics are not recommended for viral respiratory infections because they will not relieve your symptoms or speed up your recovery.

In some cases, you might continue to have a cough or feel tired after your other symptoms have improved, but this does not mean that you are still infectious.

You can find information about these symptoms on the NHS website.

The latest Covid government guidance is here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/people-with-symptoms-of-a-respiratory-infection-including-covid-19#symptoms-of-respiratory-infections-including-covid-19

 

In this guidance, it says:

Children and young people (aged 18 years and under) who have symptoms of a respiratory infection, including COVID-19

Respiratory infections are common in children and young people, particularly during the winter months. Symptoms can be caused by several respiratory infections including the common cold, COVID-19 and RSV.

For most children and young people, these illnesses will not be serious, and they will soon recover following rest and plenty of fluids.

Very few children and young people with respiratory infections become seriously unwell. This is also true for children and young people with long-term conditions. Some children under 2, especially those born prematurely or with a heart condition, can be more seriously unwell from RSV.

Attending education is hugely important for children and young people’s health and their future.R

When children and young people with symptoms should stay at home and when they can return to education

Children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend their education setting.

Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can go back to school, college or childcare, and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough to attend.

All children and young people with respiratory symptoms should be encouraged to cover their mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when coughing and/or sneezing and to wash their hands after using or disposing of tissues.

What to do if you have a positive COVID-19 test result

Try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people

If you have a positive COVID-19 test result, it is very likely that you have COVID-19 even if you do not have any symptoms. You can pass on the infection to others, even if you have no symptoms.

 

Adults should try to stay at home for 5 days. Children should try to stay at home for 3 days.

The guidance says:

If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test..... After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower....

Children and young people who usually go to school, college or childcare and who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend as normal.

 

Google Classroom

If classes or the school need to be temporarily closed or children are self-isolating at home, the home learning will be delivered via Google classroom. All of the children have their own log ins. There is an expectation that when a child is isolating at home (and is well enough to complete work!) that the staff will upload work onto Google Classroom, and the children will then complete it and send it back. The teacher can then see and comment on the children's work.

Please check the 'how to' guides under the Curriculum tab, in the Computing section, about how to use the system if you or your child are unsure. 

UPDATE: PLEASE SEE OUR 'REMOTE LEARNING' TAB FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT LEARNING FROM HOME AND GOOGLE CLASSROOM.