Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
Addendum for school closure arrangements Covid-19
You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus.
Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
- washing hands often - with soap and water, or the use of hand sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available
- covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin
- people who feel unwell should stay at home and should not attend work or any education or childcare setting
Children, staff and visitors should wash their hands:
-before leaving home
-on arrival at school
-after using the toilet
-after breaks and sporting activities
-before eating any food, including snacks
-before leaving school
If your child has any of the main symptoms of coronavirus, get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.
The main symptoms of Coronavirus are:
-a high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
-a new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
-a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.
Please support us in helping to combat the spread of the virus.
DfE coronavirus helpline:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Covid-19 - A quick guide for parents
What to do if...
Bubble/Class Isolation procedures:
If we have a positive test result during school hours:
If we have a positive result outside of school hours:
If a staff member tests positive:
If a child tests positive outside of school hours:
Template Email Message:
There has been a confirmed case of Covid in your child’s class. Please come and pick your child up immediately from the school car park. Be mindful of other parents driving in and out of the school gate. Your child will walk out to you via the playground gate. Your child must stay at home for a minimum of two weeks. We will notify you of date for return. In the meantime, if your child shows symptoms of Covid, please get them tested and advise the school of the result immediately. Siblings who are not in the same bubble may attend school (taken from government advice).
There has been a confirmed case of Covid in your child’s class. Please do not send your child to school until further notice. Your child must stay at home for a minimum of two weeks. We will notify you of date for return. If your child shows symptoms of Covid, please get them tested and advise the school of the result immediately. Siblings who are not in the same bubble may attend school (taken from government advice).