All the latest information and advice for staying safe and healthy will be shared here. This is a challening time for all of us, especially for some of our students who's anxieties will be further elevated by the worry and distress of the situation. We will try to give you as much information as possible to help you to support the pupils through these next few weeks.
Latest Covid-19 guidance for schools
April 3rd 2020
The Main Education Suite link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-schools-and-other-educational-settings
This guidance is to help schools and other educational settings provide advice for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students about coronavirus (COVID-19).
It includes information about:
- educational provision for vulnerable children and children of key workers
- the closure of educational settings
- free school meals arrangements
- the cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels
- travel guidance for educational settings
- social distancing in education and childcare settings
Please download the document below for the links to this information.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, EVERYONE IN THE HOUSEHOLD must self-isolate for 14 days from when your symptoms started.
You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, call NHS 111.
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 infection
We have been asked to send on the following information to families that may need to contact the nursing service or CAMHS:
‘During the current pandemic the Special Needs Nursing Service continue to provide health cover to your children.
We ask that all carers contact the team if you have any concerns or queries, we have an answer phone in place so please ensure you leave a clear message with your details on 0161 248 1257.’
‘CAMHS remains open and can be contacted on 0161 902 3400. If you and your child do not have symptoms of Coronavirus CAMHS staff will still see you in clinic at the Carol Kendrick Centre. If you do have symptoms we will offer telephone consultation. ‘
Up to date advice from the Government:
The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the government is now (23 March 2020) introducing three new measures.
- Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes
- Closing non-essential shops and community spaces
- Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public
Every citizen must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.
These measures are effective immediately. The Government will look again at these measures in three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.