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Coronavirus Advice & Information

Coronavirus Advice & Information

 

This page has been set up to share information and advice related to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please take note of the following as you can help to slow the spread of Cornavirus by ensuring you and your children follow these general principles to stop the spread of the respiratory virus:

 

  • Wash you hands often, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren't available. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Keep your child home from school if they have symptoms (for at least 10 days) or have been in close contact with somebody who has had symptoms (for 14 days or until the person with symptoms has a negative test outcome). Any updated guidance or advice about isolation periods is available by CLICKING HERE.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
  • If you are worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 - don't go to your GP or other healthcare centre.

 

The most common symptoms of Coronavirus are:

 

  • a high temperature (37.8%+)
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

 

If anybody in your household has displayed symptoms then it is important that everybody in the household stays at home in 'isolation' for 14 days (even if you are eligible to leave usually) or until the person with symptoms has a negative test outcome. 

 

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

 

The Government has announced that anyone with symptoms of Covid19 is eligible to book a test. Anyone experiencing a new, continuous cough; high temperature; or a loss of, or change, in their normal sense of smell or taste can book a test here: www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

 

Additionally, if you test positive for Covid19, you will be contacted by the Test & Trace Service. Information about what this means is available online at: www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works. We would ask you to keep in touch with school via telephone or electronic communication so we can take necessary precautions in terms of advising others about isolation. 
 

If you do have to visit our school, for any reason, we are asking you to take note of the following guidance to keep yourself and others safe:

 

Visitor Protocols

Coronavirus - Common Symptoms and Management

Covid At School - Absence Guide

WIDER RE-OPENING OF SCHOOL

 

From September 2020, the Government have advised that schools should be open to all children. This means that, from that date, education becomes statutory once again and children should attend school as normal. The latest Government guidance and information, about school's reopening, for parents/carers is available by CLICKING HERE.

 

If children cannot attend school for any reason, parents/carers should report absence via the usual channels (i.e. by phoning the school). We understand that some families will be anxious about children returning to school but this is vital so that they can catch up on any lost learning from 2019/20. In the information included on this page, you will find details about our risk assessment and controls to keep the children, staff and wider community as safe as possible. If you have any questions or concerns then please do get in touch.

 

Please note that if your child is extremely clinically vulnerable, or living with somebody who is, then you should discuss this with a member of staff by contacting the school in advance. Similarly, if your child has an underlying health condition which you believe makes them vulnerable, please do get in touch with the school.

 

Yew Tree Primary School will always follow the latest Public Health England and Government advice about the vulnerability of individuals. You can read the latest guidance, about people at higher risk, from the Government website by CLICKING HERE. If you have any questions then please do get in contact with us. 

 

In the event that somebody at school tests positive for Covid19 symptoms, we are obliged to share the data we have available with NHS Test & Trace. This includes the names of people who have been in close contact and their contact details. Information about the NHS Test & Trace service, and the information we share, is available to download below. NB: We already hold this information for pupils and staff so you do not need to complete this form.

 

In the event of an outbreak of Covid19, Yew Tree Primary School will work closely with Public Health England and agree any 'local lockdown' or quarantine procedures necessary and we shall communicate this appropriately. However, please note, we shall not disclose who has tested positive with symptoms. In the event of a any school closure, we shall switch to our Virtual School ASAP and communicate accordingly.

 

Home isn’t always a safe place. The closure of schools could put some children at greater risk of abuse and neglect and that’s why we’re supporting the NSPCC. If you’re worried about a child or young person, or if you notice that something just doesn’t seem right, the @NSPCC is here. You can talk to their helpline team who offer free support and guidance on 0808 800 5000 (8am-10pm Mon-Fri / 9am-6pm weekends) or you can email help@nspcc.org.uk 24/7.

HAND WASHING GUIDANCE

How to wash your hands | NHS

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