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Covid-19 - Frequently Asked Questions

We are receiving lots of queries regarding the school's response to the current situation regarding the Covid-19 outbreak. We have listed the common questions below, click on the question to find the answer. This page will be updated frequently.

  • What are the common symptoms of Covid-19?

    The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a new, continuous cough or a high temperature.  For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection.

  • What should I do if my child (or anybody in my household) develops these symptoms?

    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. The current 'Stay at Home' guidance document can be found here  

  • How do I inform school if my child develops symptoms?

    You can call or email school to inform us of your child's absence in the normal way. We cannot diagnose or discriminate between symptoms, if your child has EITHER a new persistent cough OR a temperature, you will be asked to keep your child at home and follow the current guidance.

  • How will school keep me updated with any new information?

    School staff will use the usual methods of communication (School Ping, Email and Class Dojo) to keep you up to date with Government advice and any changes to school events and processes. 

  • How can I access work for my child to complete at home?

    Class teachers will update the class pages on the learning platform to include new activities to complete at home including maths and English tasks. Class teachers will signpost you to access these activities via Class Dojo. You can still access Bug Club and TT Rockstars from home in the normal way.

  • What if my child develops symptoms during the school day?

    If your child has high temperature or develops a cough during their day at school, we will call you to take them home to self isolate as a household for 14 days.

  • Will the need to self-isolate affect my child's attendance?

    No. The need to self-isolate for 14 days is an authorised circumstance so overall attendance will not be affected.

  • Why are school events being postponed or cancelled?

    The Government is advising agianst mass gatherings and encouraging social distancing to stop the spread of the virus. As the virus is spread from person to person we have stopped all non-essential meetings and visitors to the school. We are finding different ways of communicating within our school community  instead of holding face to face events in our school building.

  • Where can I find advice if my child is in a vulnerable group?

    The published guidance relating to social distancing relates to EVERYONE (not just adults) and we are following the advice given here

    18/3/2020 - The NHS website states that:

    "The NHS will contact you from Monday 23rd March 2020 if you are at particularly high risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus. You'll be given specific advice about what to do"

  • Where can I find up to date advice about the Government's response?

    The latest guidance can be found here

  • How can I talk to my child about Covid-19?

    You may find the document below useful when talking to your child and answering their questions about the Covid-19 virus. Newsround also has some age appropriate content that is updated regularly. 

  • How can I find out if my profession is on the Government published list of key workers?

    The link to the Government document can be found here

    Further information for parents and carers can also be found here.

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