Coronavirus Information

20 MARCH

 

Click here to view a letter on key workers and vulnerable children from Mrs Wilkins 

 

Dear Parents/Carers

We now have further information from the Government, giving details of those who are considered to be key workers. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LIST.

You will see that the Government has said, "if it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be'.  This is the safest place for your child and the rest of the community.

If you are a key worker and your child is unable to stay at home, please contact the school before 1.30 pm today (Friday 20 March) to let us know.    

Provision in school will be the same as at home - online learning but pupils will be supervised in school in order that key worker parents can go to work. 

If you tell us that your child will need to come into school, we will treat this the same as usual school attendance. 

Many thanks

 

Mrs Wilkins

 

 


 

Letter from Mrs Wilkins regarding tomorrow (Friday 20 March) and home learning.

 

Letter from Mrs Wilkins on school closure - 19 MARCH

 

Click here for Mental Health and Wellbeing support and advice.

 



The Cabinet Office will be sending schools a list of key workers today. We will share this list with you on our website. If you are in any doubt whether you qualify as a key worker, please check this list.

 

Again, please restrict phone calls to the school for the moment so that we can focus on getting things in place for the children.

 

Thank you

 

 

 


Coronavirus update from Mrs Wilkins

 

BBC advice for parents: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51734855

 

How to keep safe: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51711227

 Advice for those with asthma: https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/#Advice

Guidance on the use of ibuprofen: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/51929628
 

PHE website 
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

 

 

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

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature

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

 


 

Main messages

if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See ending isolation for more information)

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

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. (See ending isolation section for more info).

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 do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home
  • testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home

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, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999

 


  

The importance of hygiene

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.

 

How to wash your hands properly

Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.

Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

·         https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU

 

Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song:

·         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg

Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

 

Coronovirus Guide for Children

We recognise that the current situation will be worrying for many children. The guide below might be useful to help you talk to your child, supporting you to give enough information and help them feel more comfortable.