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Covid-19 Information

25 September 2020. An important letter from Mrs Kang to the whole school regarding the news of a positive Covid test within our school

The Government has translated their guidance for parents and carers with children in nursery, school, or college in the autumn term.

The guidance is now available in the following languages:

To take you to Mrs Kang's regular Keeping in Touch letters during the Covid-19 pandemic, please click on the link below:

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must still:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly
  • Observe the Rule of 6. This means that you should not meet in groups of more than 6 people, whether inside your home or in your garden, outside in public spaces, at attractions, or any other public or private space
  • wear face coverings on all public transport and in all enclosed spaces (shops, cinemas etc)
  • Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms

 

At this stage of our recovery strategy:

  • You can spend time indoors or outdoors, including private gardens and other outdoor spaces, in groups of up to a total of six people from different households, following social distancing guidelines. 
  • You should work from home if you can
  • Children should continue to attend school every day providing they are well
  • You must book a test if you have symptoms of coronavirus, and you and your household must self-isolate for 14 days, unless you have had a negative test result. Click the link to book a test online:    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/
  • Quarantine for 14 days if you have arrived back from abroad if you have been to a country on the current quarantine list
  • Follow any instructions given if you are contacted by the 'Test and Trace' programme, and inform the school if you have been contacted by them 
  • You can form a ‘support bubble’ with one other household if you live alone or are a single parent with dependent children - in other words, you are in a household where there is only one adult

 

The government are seeing a concerning rise in the infection rate nationally, and has re-imposed some restrictions in order to try and curb the spread of the virus. 

 

This is why you should stay alert and follow social distancing guidelines. Currently in Luton (22 September) we are no longer classed as an area of concern, however you must adhere to the National guidelines to keep your families, and the community both in and out of school safe..

 

This guidance explains the measures that will help you to stay alert and safe as we continue to respond to the challenges of coronavirus. Key parts of these measures are underpinned by law, which sets out clearly what you must and must not do – every person in the country must continue to comply with this. The relevant authorities, including the police, have the powers to enforce the law – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.

 

For more information about the current guidance on staying safe please click here to go to the Government website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing

Government Covid-19 action plan

Updated September 2020

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature
  • a loss of taste and/or smell

For most people COVID-19 (coronavirus) will be a mild illness.

 

Main messages

  • If you or someone that you live with has symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and self-isolate. The person that has symptoms must self-isolate for 10 days AND every other member of the household must self-isolate for 14 days. The self-isolation period starts from the day when the first person in the household became ill
  • You must order a test. Call NHS 119, and follow all the advice given, or click on the link here    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/.     It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
  • for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period.
  • if you can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period
  • if you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible

 

If you have coronavirus symptoms:

  • DO NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
  • You need to contact 119 to tell them you have symptoms of coronavirus, and follow the advice they give you
  • You must order a test, and you and others you live with must self isolate while awaiting your test result
  • plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home and consider what can be done for vulnerable people in the household
  • ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
  • wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser

 

If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, use the NHS 119 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 119. For a medical emergency dial 999.

 

Department for Education coronavirus helpline

 

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday).

Click on the Useful Links below for further resources your child can access to aid their learning.
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