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Coronavirus Information

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

Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives

 

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

  • 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

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

 

At this stage of our recovery strategy:

  • You can spend time outdoors, including private gardens and other outdoor spaces, in groups of up to six people from different households, following social distancing guidelines
  • You should go to work if you cannot work from home and your business has not been required to close by law
  • Children in early years (age 0-5), reception, year 1 and year 6 can return to childcare or school in line with the arrangements made by their school
  • You can be tested as part of the test and trace programme, which will enable us to return to normal life as soon as possible, by helping to control transmission risks

From 13 June, you will now also be able to:

  • 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
  • Attend a place of worship for individual prayer

From 15 June:

  • You will be able to visit more shops and additional outdoor attractions - drive-in cinemas and animal attractions like zoos, farms and safari parks
  • Year 10 and 12 pupils in secondary schools and further education colleges will begin to receive some face to face support.
  • You will have to wear a face covering on public transport.

 

If, after lifting restrictions, the government sees a concerning rise in the infection rate, then it may have to re-impose some restrictions in as targeted a way as possible.

 

That is why you should stay alert and follow social distancing guidelines. You must not:

  • gather outdoors in groups of more than six people with people you do not live with (except for limited circumstances) or, from 13 June, people that are not in your support bubble (if applicable)
  • visit friends or family inside their home or any other indoor place, except for the limited set of circumstances set out in law or from 13 June if they are in your support bubble
  • stay away from your home or your support bubble household overnight - including holidays - except for in a limited set of circumstances, such as for work purposes

 

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

School's phased re-opening

 

Our school began a phased reopening to children in Year R on Wednesday 3 June, and to Year 1 children on 17 June.

 

Regrettably we do not have the capacity, in terms of additional classrooms or staff, to be able to welcome back Year 2 children before the end of the Summer Term. However, we are working and planning on all Year 2 children coming into school for a couple of morning visits per class at some stage during the last two weeks of the summer term in July (w/b 6 July and 13 July) for Transition events. More details will follow shortly. We want to ensure your Year 2 child has a successful transition to Junior school; this remains a key priority for us, and we will work closely with you and the Junior school to ensure that it happens. 

 

Home Learning

 

School staff continue to plan home learning packs for the children who are not not in school,  for their learning to continue at home. Initial learning packs and activities were sent home, and links to various websites provided so that the children can access online programmes to further aid their learning. Some of these are programmes that the children already use in school, such as Purple Mash and Bug Club, so the children are familiar with how to use them.

 

These home learning tasks are uploaded to the school's Home Learning page every Friday ready for the following week. There’s an answer sheet for each day too, so that parents can check their child’s work is correct. There is also a suggested daily timetable, to give the children's day, and yours, a bit more structure, which will hopefully make home schooling easier to manage for everyone at home! 

 

Each Year group has a dedicated page here on the school website under the home learning section of the 'Home Learning' tab on the main page. Click on the link below to take you to the home learning page. We have also added a Storytime section, where the children can watch and listen to the teachers reading their favourite stories! 

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

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), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)

 

Please note, the helpline is currently experiencing high volumes of calls and they apologise for any wait that you may experience. To ensure that they can answer your calls as quickly as possible they have now extended their opening hours to cover weekends.

Government Coronavirus action plan

Updated May 2020

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

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

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

 

Main messages

  • if you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill
  • You must order a test. Call NHS 111, and follow all the advice given
  • 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 111 to tell them have 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 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

 

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