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Coronavirus Information

 

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In school, we will be limiting children's interactions inside for the next two weeks, which will unfortunately mean that we cannot run Library Club, Gardening Club, Denchball or Activities Clubs.  The outdoor sports clubs will still go ahead and we will limit interactions between lower school and upper school. 


Collective worship will be in classes for the next two weeks, and lunchtimes, although still in the hall, will take place with upper and lower school separated.  Adults will wear masks in the corridors and we are limiting our interactions within the school.  Parents' Evenings will go ahead but we will ensure mask wearing and social distancing and we will ask parents to complete lateral flow tests in the same way that staff will.  I have written a letter with all the latest guidance which can be found by clicking the link. 

Updated 22nd November 2021

 Covid Letter to Parents November 2021

 

Thank you very much for all your support and please don't hesitate to contact us if there is anything you want to question or if you have any suggestions.  

We are aware of cases of Covid-19 in the community
and therefore urge parents to follow the advice below.

 

  • Anyone  who  has  been  identified  as  a  close  contact  in  school,  or  is  a  household contact of a confirmed case, is to take daily lateral flow tests whilst waiting for PCR result (the guidance has now changed with the introduction of asymptomatic lateral flow testing for primary aged children if they have been in contact with a confirmed case).
     
  • We would encourage twice-weekly asymptomatic testing for all.
     
  • If your child is unwell, keep them at home. If negative for COVID, individuals should still  wait  until  24  hours  post-fever  to  go  back  into  a  setting.  Colds/non-COVID symptoms  are  circulating  but, in the first  instance,  symptoms should be treated  as COVID and, if positive, carry out isolation and testing - even if others in setting/group have tested negative for symptoms.
     
  • For more information on asymptomatic lateral flow testing and advice on getting hold of the kits, please see the NHS website:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/regular-rapid-coronavirus-tests-if-you-do-not-have-symptoms/
 
If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 at any time, please isolate and book a test - you can book a test here, if you can't leave home it can be posted to you, even if you have already taken a test recently. The main symptoms of COVID-19 are, but there are others too:
 

  •  A new, continuous cough, and/or
  •  A temperature, and/or
  • A loss of, or change to, sense of test and/or smell.
     

Further guidance on COVID-19 and what you need to do can be found at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

What does this mean for our school.


We are monitoring the situation and taking a number of actions to help minimise the spread whilst trying not to return to the restrictions of last year. We wil be posting regualar updates on our school facebook page reminding families of how to stay safe, access tests and to reinforce information.


How you can help us to keep as many of our children as possible in school and learning:

 

  •  Please read and follow the guidance regarding when you should keep children at home and about what to do if they have been in contact with a positive case.
  • Keep your distance from staff when you need to talk to them in the mornings or after school, (if confidential, you are welcome to request a phone conversation).
  • We ask that children do not bring in toys and equipment from home for the rest of this term to help restrict cross infection.
  • Children will only need their trainers for PE until the rates begin to drop again
  • Regular  lateral  flow  tests  are  helpful  to  ensure  asymptomatic  Covid  cases  are identified - log your results on the Covi9 19 Zoe app, for your child connecting them with their class and with the NHS.
  • Make sure you are familiar with google classrooms, so you can help your children learn online if required. Forgotten how to log on: this will help: Google Classroom Logon Help.
  • Consider other families - if you can give space, wear a face mask, open the windows if you are car sharing with other families.

 
I would like to thank our parents for all of their support in ensuring that we keep positive cases to the minimum as well as preventing the spread of other winter illness, it really does make a difference. I am sure that, if we all maintain a collective, concerted effort, we can continue to offer our children as many opportunities to enjoy their learning and time in school.

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