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COVID-19

Revised drop-off and collection times from Monday 4th October

Staggered times are being reduced but we still want to avoid overcrowding on the drive as space is limited. Children will still be dropped off and collected at the gate. Siblings can still be dropped off and collected together. We have adjusted the times as breaks will return to their normal length. We ask that parents only queue on the drive at their allocated time.

 

Drop off

Collection

Reception

8.30 am

2.55pm

Year 1 and Year 2

8.40 am

3.05 pm

Year 3 and Year 4

8.50 am

3.15 pm

Year 5 and Year 6

9.00 am

3.25 pm

 

 

COVID -19 Outbreak Management Plan

All schools are required to have an outbreak management plan in place based on the contingency framework for managing local outbreaks. Schools need to seek public health advice when one of the following thresholds is met:

· There are 5 positive cases amongst pupils or staff who are likely to have mixed closely within a 10 day period.

· 10% of pupils or staff who are likely to have mixed closely test positive within a 10 day period.

The DfE/PHE will advise on the actions to be taken in the event of an outbreak. As a last resort, this could include restricting attendance to vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children would receive remote education.

 

Covid symptoms/positive cases

If your child has tested positive or has any symptoms of coronavirus, they must not attend school. This would put others at risk. If a pupil develops symptoms in school, they will be isolated and a parent will need to collect them immediately. They must self-isolate and get a PCR test. If positive, your child must self-isolate for 10 days. The guidance states the most important symptoms of COVID-19 are:

· A new continuous cough

· A high temperature

· A loss of, or change, in your normal sense of taste and smell

The guidance now also states that there are several other symptoms linked to COVID-19 and medical advice should be sought if you are concerned.

The latest guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 

Self-isolation

Whole classes do not need to isolate if there is a positive case in the class. Contacts from a school setting will be traced by NHS Test and Trace (they will contact parents). Schools may also be contacted to help with identifying close contacts.

Individuals are not required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with COVID-19, or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, and any of the following apply:

· they are fully vaccinated

· they are below the age of 18 and 6 months

· they have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial

· they are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

 

From the guidance:

NHS Test and Trace will contact you to let you know that you have been identified as a contact and check whether you are legally required to self-isolate. If you are not legally required to self-isolate, you will be provided with advice on testing and given guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19. Even if you do not have symptoms, you will be advised to have a PCR test as soon as possible.

 

 

Parent/Carer COVID-19 Flowchart

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