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.
Our risk assessment for mitigating risks associated with COVID-19 can be found below.
Additionally, there are some links below with advice on overcoming anxiety around COVID-19 and also some written advice in different languages:
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)
- anosmia - this means a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell
Acute symptoms with which children should not attend school include: fever, muscle aches and hacking cough.
Examples of symptoms with which children could attend school include: persistent runny nose, irritable cough (if COVID positive, they must have completed the appropriate isolation period).
What to do if you think you or someone in your household have symptoms:
- Children who are unwell should not attend school and should remain at home until their acute symptoms resolve (+24 hours for a fever).
- If symptoms include or develop into a cough, temperature, alters taste/smell, the person must isolate and have a PCR test.
- If a PCR test is negative, the person experiencing symptoms should remain at home until at least 24 hours of being fever free and acute symptoms have resolved.
- Any symptoms, as listed above, should be treated as symptoms for COVID.
- If someone in your household has symptoms and/or tests positive, others do not need to isolate if they are symptom-free, however it is advised they have a PCR test.
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).
- Wear a mask where applicable.
Useful links and guidance
- Testing information and how to book a test: click here
- Emergency Assistance Grant Fund: 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 the COVID-19 pandemic: 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.