Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Actions in place to help safeguard against COVID-19 at school:
Each class operates as a 'bubble' and has different start times, break times, dinner times and home times. This is to minimise contact with other people and safeguard the integrity of each bubble.
Equipment is 'not' shared across bubbles unless it has been washed and disinfected.
Assemblies and collective worship will be held in each class. Whole school assemblies and collective worship are on hold.
Regular hand washing and hygiene routines are in place.
Additional hands soap and hand sanitiser is available in each class.
Children sit at desks facing the front of the class (not in groups).
Adults socially distance from pupils where possible.
Increased cleaning of all areas and surfaces at key points in the day.
limited number of visitors in school including parents (appointments can be made in advance via telephone).
Adult temperature checks as they enter the school building.
Increased time for physical activity, Personal, Health, Social and Emotional development.
Isolation room set up for any pupils showing COVID-19 symptoms.
Thorough risk assessments in place.
We will continue to follow DfE guidance and provide you with additional up to date information when it is released by the government. More guidance and information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Should you have concerns 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)
Please help us to minimise risks by reinforcing good personal hygiene routines with your child / children at home.
Below are some useful hand washing and hygiene links:
Coughs and Sneezes: