The following information is being updated daily. The last update on this site, with current guidance, was 2nd July 2020.
This page has been created to give parents all relevant information about the COVID-19 outbreak and current partial school closures.
Please see below for:
- Key symptoms of COVID-19 and where to get help.
- Useful links to guidance, including links to Public Health England.
- All correspondence sent to parents, from the school, regarding the partial closure, COVID-19 response and provisions in place.
A summary of advice and guidance is here.
Additionally, there are some links below with advice on overcoming anxiety around COVID-19 and also some written advice in different languages:
Now that a lot of children are back in school, we ask:
- Parents enter the grounds at their specified drop off and pick up time via the bottom gate and wait behind the cones/tape for their child;
- Parents and children leave the school via the top gate, following the one-way system;
- Children come to school in their uniform and trainers;
- Only a drink, snack, lunch and coat should be brought into school from home;
- Children will sit apart from one another in classrooms and be in bubbles no bigger than 15;
- Children will not mix bubbles;
- No visitors enter the school other than the stated drop off/pick up times for parents/carers.
Government guidances states:
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
- Keep your distance if you go out (1+ metres apart where possible)
- Wash your hands regularly
- Self-isolate if you (7 days) or anyone in your household (14 days) has symptoms.
This guidance can be found here.
How to keep yourself and your family safe:
- Wash your hands with soap and water (sing Happy Birthday!) throughout the day. Click here for advice on hygiene during this time.
- Dry your hands - this makes your hands less hospitable for the virus!
- Use hand sanitiser.
- Wash your hands when you get home, visit other places, before you touch food, when you handle something that doesn't belong to you.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Wear clean clothes each day.
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue (or use your elbow to cover your mouth).
- Stay home (see above).
- Make a plan (e.g. how/when you will buy food to be out as little as possible).
- Click here to see if you or a family member have an underlying health condition, for which you should stay home for 12 weeks.
- Wear a mask on public transport.
Symptoms and help for COVID-19
The most common symptoms are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
What to do if you think you or someone in your household have symptoms:
- Do not go to your doctors' surgery, pharmacy or hospital, even if symptoms persist.
- Self-isolate for 7 days if you have symptoms (or anyone who has symptoms).
- Self-isolate for 14 days if anyone else in the house has symptoms.
- If you are still have symptoms after 7 days, phone 111 or go to the NHS website here. In an emergency, phone 999.
- You can use this online questionnaire to check if you have symptoms: click here.
Useful links and guidance
- Quick reference guide about COVID-19: click here
- Public Health England: click here
- Social distancing and vulnerable people: click here
- Stay at home guidance: click here
- Symptoms and advice from NHS: click here
- Support for parents and carers during partial school closures: here
- Hygiene advice recommended by DFE: click here
- The Government's list of online home learning sites: click here.
Correspondence to parents
Please click on the downloadable links below to see each letter or email sent by school regarding the COVID-19 response.