• Home
  • Covid 19 Information

Covid 19 Information

SAFETY FIRST

We are committed to keeping our schools as safe as possible during this period. We require parents to read all of the communications sent by the schools carefully for full details of plans from September onwards. The school risk assessments and key policies related to Covid-19 are available on the school websites. The risk assessments are continually being reviewed and will be updated whenever government guidance changes or whenever we feel it is required.

Each school will have their own policies relating to cleaning and sanitising, PPE and infection control.

SYMPTOMS & TESTING

The main symptoms of Coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If your child experiences any of the above symptoms then they need to self-isolate at home for 10 days, and all household members and anyone in your support bubble needs to self-isolate at home for 14 days. A test should be arranged as soon as possible and only if the test comes back negative can you stop self-isolating.

Do not send any child into school if they have any of the above Covid-19 symptoms.

If your child were to develop the above symptoms whilst at school parents will be contacted and your child will need to be collected from school immediately.

WEARING OF FACE COVERINGS

The latest government guidance states that

"The government is not recommending universal use of face coverings in all schools. Schools that teach years 7 and above may decide to recommend the wearing of face coverings for students, staff or visitors in communal areas outside the classroom where the layout of the schools makes it difficult to maintain social distancing when staff and students are moving around the premises, for example, corridors.

Based on current evidence and the measures that schools are already putting in place, such as the system of controls and consistent bubbles, face coverings will not be necessary in the classroom even where social distancing is not possible. Face coverings would have a negative impact on teaching and their use in the classroom should be avoided"

For Weydon Multi Academy Trust (WMAT) schools the following statement will apply "any individuals, both staff and students, who wish to wear a facemask and/or a visor are free to do so, this includes in the classroom.  However, given the current advice from the Government, we do not seek to make this mandatory"

If your child wishes to wear a mask to school it must be kept in a bag when not in use.  Any disposable face masks worn to school on public transport must be disposed of at the entrance to the school, and a fresh one worn whilst in school if required. Any washable facemasks are expected to be washed regularly at home.

Safe wearing of face coverings requires cleaning of hands before and after touching – including to remove or put them on – and the safe storage of them in individual, sealable plastic bags between use. Where a face covering becomes damp, it should not be worn and the face covering should be replaced carefully.

Students must not touch the front of their face covering during use or when removing and must then wash their hands again before heading to their classroom.

The school risk assessment are available below.  These risk assessments are being continually updated by the schools.  Please check the schools website to ensure that the most recent version is available to you.

USEFUL SOURCES OF INFORMATION

Please see below for links to some useful sources of information:

Flowchart (to follow)

Stay at home guidance

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others

NHS Covid Information

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

DFE Information for Parents and Carers about returning to school in September

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-in-the-autumn-term

 

DOWNLOADS

Trust News

View All News