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Covid-19 Important information and advice

 

 

Dorney School Remote Learning Offer

 

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 was 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.

Main Symptoms:

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:

  • The class affected and all adults in the class must stay in their classroom.
  • Public Health England will be notified
  • An urgent Parent mail will be sent out to all affected parents – see the template below
  • All admin staff to wear PPE
  • Parents may use the car park to pick their child up; however, parents must be sensible driving in and out of school. Pupils will have to walk by themselves to the parent waiting outside via the side playground gate
  • Class staff and admin staff will ensure the safest and quickest route from the isolated classroom to the car park
  • If this is before lunchtime, admin staff will ring parents affected as well as sending a Parentmail
  • If it is after lunch, a Parentmail will be sent in the first instance and depending on number of admin staff available, a phone call may be made too
  • Once pupils have left, affected classroom staff will go home too
  • Isolated staff will set online lessons as soon as practicable (based on DfE guidance)
  • Parentmail to be sent out to all school parents, governors and Wrap Around Care for You (WC4U) to inform them of bubble/class closure
  • Parentmail to be sent to bubble affected with further advice and instructions
  • The affected classroom will be deep cleaned
  • Parents will notify Dolce and WC4U if they are affected

 

If we have a positive result outside of school hours:

If a staff member tests positive:

  • Member of staff will notify school immediately
  • Public Health England will be notified
  • An urgent Parentmail will be sent out notifying affected parents – see the template below
  • The school will decide whether a phone call is also necessary
  • Parentmail will be sent out to notify all parents, governors, and WC4U
  • Any child of the affected bubble who turns up at school will be advised to go home
  • Parents will notify Dolce and WC4U if they are affected

 

If a child tests positive outside of school hours:

  • Parent must email school immediately and ring (leave an urgent voicemail if call is not picked up)
  • Public Health England will be notified
  • Urgent Parentmail will be sent out to class bubble – see the template below
  • The school may ring any affected staff member and parents if necessary
  • Any child of the affected bubble who turns up at school will be advised to go home
  • A Parentmail will be sent out to notify all parents, governors and WC4U
  • Parents will notify Dolce and WC4U if they are affected

 

Template Email Message:

  1. Urgent Notice (1):

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).

 

Or

 

  1. Urgent Notice (2):

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).

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