COVID19

Dear Parents
 
Please find information relating to the outbreak of COVID-19  and all actions being taken as a school. We aim for the school remain a calm and disciplined environment. Hygiene and hand washing is being promoted within school and we ask for your support with this.
 
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

There is a  helpline available to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Where to find the latest information

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Public Health England blog:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/

Guidance for educational settings

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

Government Coronavirus action plan

This document sets out what the UK as a whole has done to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to do next.

The action plan can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan

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.

https://twitter.com/NHSuk/status/1235112744917049346

Public Health England has a dedicated webpage with a range of posters and digital materials at:

https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101-coronavirus-/resources

Please find attached  Woodside Junior School Risk Assessments for the COVID-19.

The rules on the risk assessment are to ensure everyone is safe and keeps healthy. These include social distancing guidelines and logistical arrangements involving entrances, exits and the use of the playgrounds. Any children not keeping to the new rules will be given a consequence in line with the school behaviour policy. Parents are asked to keep the school informed about any individual circumstances which may lead to children feeling anxious or if there is a bereavement in the family. Staff will be vigilant for any child who is displaying signs of any social, emotional or health concern and know the appropriate support to offer. Children with SEND will be supported to understand the new norms and routines around protective measures and hygiene procedures. The effect of Covid-19 on the governing bodies' duties to consider reinstatement of excluded pupils and the process for independent review panels has also been considered.