In line with government guidance most Covid measures have now been stopped at school. These could be re - instated however in the event of a covid breakout.
The latest guidance for schools is not to test children and adults any more. If a child has a high temperature and covid symptoms they should stay at home for 3 full days then return to their usual routine once the temperature has gone. For adults the isolation period extends to 5 days instead of 3 before they can resume normal daily life.
If symptoms persist after this time, a doctors appointment /doctors note is needed to explain any absences from school/work.
The measures we still have in place at school include:
- regular handwashing/sanitising for all
- catch it bin it kill it with used tissues in lidded bins
- more frequent cleaning of hard surfaces and toilet areas throughout the day
- air purifiers in every classroom,
- a one way entry and exit system on/off school site
- staggered starts, playtimes, lunchtimes and finishes to avoid close contact in large gatherings
Risk Assessment Documents - measures we will use in the case of a covid outbreak
Covid Recovery - how we will make up for lost learning due to covid in school
If your child is feeling anxious about going to school in a covid outbreak - read this story to them
Rest assured, we are following all advice to minimise risk and promote high standards of hygiene for both children and adults. You can support your child and the school by teaching children how to wash their hands thoroughly as described in the guidance and encouraging them to – Catch it, Bin it, Kill it.
It would assist us greatly to know if, in the event of a further lockdown, if you are a keyworker or your child has involvement with social services. If this is the case, please complete the form below and send it in to the school office manager, Mrs Russell.
Many of our curriculum subjects needed to have restrictions placed on them during covid and may again in the case of a covid outbreak. Please read each subject manager’s report below to find out what these restrictions are. You will be relieved to know that we are still committed to offering as broad and balanced a curriculum as possible: