This page has been created to provide one central point for all relevant COVID-19 related information for parents.
The Government has now set out its plans for the next phase of the pandemic, called 'Living with Covid-19', which took effect on 24th February 2022.
The main implications for our school and families are:
We will continue to closely monitor the number of children within our school who contract Covid-19, and may return to our previous procedures in the event of an outbreak.
We continue to support the personal choice of members of staff wearing face coverings within school and we are maintaining high levels of hygiene, ventilation, hand washing and cleaning regimes.
Please do help us minimise the risk of infection within school by ensuring that, if your child is unwell or displaying possible Covid-19 symptoms, they stay at home and you inform the school of their absence using the firstname.lastname@example.org mail address or the school absence telephone line (01438 813267, option 1).
The list of symptoms of Covid-19, flu and common respiratory infections currently given in the new national guidance include:
However, guidance also states that children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend their education setting.
Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can go back to school, college or childcare, and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough to attend.
If you have any queries regarding the changes to the Government guidance, please look at the NHS website, or call 119 for advice.
If your child is self isolating
If your family are having to isolate for a period of time, think about printing off the diary resource in the link below, which is designed specifically for children in this situation.
Work will be set by your child's class teacher and emailed via the class email. Further work can be found on the Class Pages of the website, and other resources can be found here.