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Medical Advice

Dear Parents and Carers

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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