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COVID 19 Advice

What to do if your child shows symptoms of COVID-19

Please see below for the three main symptoms that parents and carers should be alert to.

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

 

You are strongly advised not to come to school if your child, or anyone in the household, has one or more of these three main symptoms.

Instead we ask that you arrange a PCR test for your child and also for anyone in the immediate household who is showing symptoms.

Call 119 or book the free test through https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

 

Please note:

We know that there are many coughs, colds and sore throats around and that it can be hard to decide whether children’s symptoms are simply linked to this or whether they are a cause for concern in relation to COVID-19.

However, as COVID-19 is currently very present in the local area, the school does recommend that you book a PCR Test, just to be sure.

Whole School Risk Assessment - September 2021

Following our recent webinar 'A Guide to Promoting Children's Wellbeing' , led by Achieving for Children (AfC) Educational Psychology Service, please see some useful resources below shared by the service.

What Parent/Carers Need to Know about School During the Coronavirus outbreak - information from the Government

 

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

 

The school has a comprehensive and detailed Risk Assessment for the return to school in Autumn term 2020.This extensive document is reviewed and updated following further Government guidance. Should you wish to see a copy of this document, please contact the school office with your request. Thank you 

 

Please use the attached poster for guidance if you have concerns that your child may be unwell or injured or be suffering from any medical condition unrelated to the Coronavirus outbreak. It gives very helpful guidance on the course of action you are advised to take . We hope you will find it to be a useful guide for reference.

Key sources of information and current advice

 

For current information about the Coronavirus, please check the links shown below.

This page will be updated if the school receives further government guidance and advice.

 

 

Coronavirus Support

If you or someone you know needs support or you have queries related to COVID-19, please contact the Community Hub Helpline on 020 8871 6555.

You can access their website on covid19support@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk.

 

Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice

As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, the FCO advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Any country or area may restrict travel without notice.

 

Further information on what you should do if you are asked to self-isolate can be found here:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 

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.

 

How to wash your hands properly

Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.

Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song:

Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

 

Useful Websites from the School Nursing Team

Anxiety UK - advice and helpline

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/blog/health-and-other-forms-of-anxiety-and-coronavirus

 

Mind - Coronavirus and your wellbeing

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#TakeCareOfYourMentalHealthAndWellbeing

 

Mental Health Foundation - Looking after your mental health during coronavirus outbreak

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

 

OCD Action - skype/phone support groups

https://www.ocdaction.org.uk/support-groups/online2

 

Place2Be Talking to children about coronavirus

https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children

 

RCOG - Advice for pregnant women

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy

 

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As we reach the end of term, we would like to say a very special 'Thank You' to our brilliant premises and cleaning team who have worked so hard in recent weeks to keep our buildings and our school site clean and safe for us all.