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Updated Coronavirus Advice and Information 19.03.20

Coronavirus Advice and Information- Updated 19.03.20

 

 

School Update 2- 19.03.20

Nursery will be closed from Monday 23rd March 2020. This will be for all children as they are not compulsory school age. 

Attached is a letter from the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher regarding school closure. There is an important form to complete and return to school tomorrow if you think you are a key worker. 

 

 

School Update 19.03.20

The class pages on the website now have home learning. The children will come home today with home learning packs. Contact the office if your child is not in school to take a pack home, we will make arrangements for either collection or delivery.

We will also be sending a letter home today for completion to identify key workers. This will also be put on the website for anyone not in school. Please complete and return tomorrow (Friday). 

Stay at home guidance

- New continuous cough/and or

- High temperature (37.8⁰C)

- Self isolate for 7 days. 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. 

- 14 day period starts from when the first person in the household became ill. 

 

School Update 18.03.20

School will be closed for the majority of pupils at 3.30pm from Friday 20th March. Work will be provided and more information will be added to the website tomorrow. 

 

 

School Update 17.03.20

Stay at home guidance

- New continuous cough/and or

- High temperature (37.8⁰C)

- Self isolate for 7 days. 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. 

- 14 day period starts from when the first person in the household became ill. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-guidance-for-households-with-possible-covid-19-infection

The current situation is changing on a daily basis and this is our short term approach. 

We are aware that some of you are self isolating at home. To continue with some learning, could we ask that you support your children with:

- Daily multiplication facts - KS2 can use TT Rockstars. You can click on the link below.

- KS1 can practice their addition and subtraction facts to 10 and 20.

- Daily reading

- Practice the year groups spellings that are in their home diary or available by clicking on the links below.

 

 

 

- Start a project of your choice linked to your child's topic:

                                                   - EYFS- Build it, fix it

                                                  - Year 1- Children at work

                                                  - Year 2- Fire fire

                                                  - Year 3/4- My City: Bridgtown and Lichfield

                                                  - Year 5/6- A Child's War: WW2

 

Further updates will be added to the website as appropriate.

School Update - 13.03.20

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

·         No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.

  • Information about the virus
    A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020.
    The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 and 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, it is unlikely that they have been infected.
    The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection:
    • cough
    • difficulty in breathing
    • fever
    Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. There is no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups – very few cases have been reported in children.

 

  • How COVID-19 is spread
    From what we know about other coronaviruses, spread of COVID-19 is most likely to happen when there is close contact (within 2 metres) with an infected person. It is likely that the risk increases the longer someone has close contact with an infected person.
    Droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes (termed respiratory secretions) containing the virus are most likely to be the most important means of transmission.
    There are 2 routes by which people could become infected:
    • secretions can be directly transferred into the mouths or noses of people who are nearby (within 2 metres) or could be inhaled into the lungs
    • it is also possible that someone may become infected by touching a surface or object that has been contaminated with respiratory secretions and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes (such as touching a door knob or shaking hands then touching own face).
    There is currently no good evidence that people who do not have symptoms are infectious to others.

 

  • Preventing spread of infection
    There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
    There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
    • washing your hands often – with soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport
    • covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
    • people who feel unwell should stay at home and should not attend work or any education or childcare setting
    • pupils, students, staff and visitors should wash their hands:
    o before leaving home
    o on arrival at school
    o after using the toilet
    o after breaks and sporting activities
    o before food preparation
    o before eating any food, including snacks
    o before leaving school
    • use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
    • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
    • avoid close contact with people who are unwell
    • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
    • if you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment
    • see further information on the Public Health England Blog and the NHS UK website.
    Face masks for the general public, pupils or students, or staff are not recommended to protect from infection, as there is no evidence of benefit from their use outside healthcare environments.
    People who have returned from Category 1 specified countries/areas in the last 14 days should self-isolate. This includes avoiding attending an education setting or work until 14 days after they return.
    People who have returned from Category 2 specified countries/areas in the last 14 days, are advised to stay at home if they develop symptoms. All other pupils or students and staff should continue to attend school or university, including their siblings attending the same or a different school (unless advised not to by public health officials).

 

  • There is no need to change how you handle post, packages or food received from the affected regions. The virus does not survive well for long periods outside the body and so it is highly unlikely that COVID-19 can be spread through post or packages. It is highly unlikely that COVID-19 can be spread through food.