COVID-19 School Opening Updates
Thank you for your support in ensuring pupils are kept safe, well and able to learn at home during this unprecedented time with the Coronavirus outbreak. As a school, we are hugely appreciative of how our community has come together to support one another.
With regards to our Trust wide position, we remain committed to following the latest government advice.
Below you will find information relating to this matter. This page will be continually updated as the situation changes so please do keep checking for updates. Additionally, you can contact the school via telephone on 020 8854 4785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org should you have a specific question, or matter, you would like to discuss.
If your child develops one or more of the following symptoms:
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
it is very important that you do not send them to school. If your child develops one or more of these symptoms in school they will then be sent home and advised to follow the guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection
If your child has one or more of the above symptoms, you should:
- Request a coronavirus test immediately. Order a test. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/ask-for-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/ or order by telephone via NHS 119
- Everyone living in the same household/ support bubble, including adults and other children, should self-isolate for 14 days
- Keep the school informed about symptoms, self-isolation and test results.
It is essential that you book a coronavirus test for your child and provide us with the result once you have this so that your child can return to school promptly.
Please follow our usual attendance policy when reporting your child’s absence.
We would like to thank you all for your continued support for our school. It means so much to all of our staff to know we are able to work closely together for the good of our children at this difficult time.
COVID-19 Useful Information
We are keen to ensure pupil and community safety is our utmost priority and will continue to follow the advice given by the Department for Education (DfE) and Public Health England. All of the Department for Education’s coronavirus guidance for educational settings can now be found in one place on GOV.UK at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-schools-and-other-educational-settings
To help families and children understand what has happened and the implications for families, we have created a short video link that can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2uY74s7ZxE
DFE Coronavirus Helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
- Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Advice for parents/carers during coronavirus
Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured. NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same care that they have always done. Please click here for some helpful advice.
Guidance for parents and carers: keeping children safe online
The Government information for parents and carers has been updated to include a section on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online. You can read this here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers