As a team, we are all working together to ensure that our school is a safe place for all our children, families and staff. As part of this process, it is essential that we are vigilant for the signs and symptoms of COVID.
England has now moved to Step 4
Although most legal restrictions have been lifted at Step 4 and many people have been vaccinated, it is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated.
COVID-19 will be a feature of our lives for the foreseeable future, so we need to learn to live with it and manage the risk to ourselves and others.
As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, it is important that we all use personal judgment to manage our own risk. All of us can play our part by exercising common sense and considering the risks. No situation is risk free, so we all need to understand the factors and settings that increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission and the actions that we can all take to reduce COVID-19 infection, both for ourselves and for others.
Following this guidance will help you to understand situations where there is a greater risk of catching or spreading COVID-19 and the steps that you can take to stay safe and protect others. Every action to help reduce the spread will reduce any further resurgence of the virus in the coming months.
Click on the image below to read the Government's guidance on how to stay safe and prevent the spread:
COVID considerations for daily visits to school- Pick up and Drop off
- You may wish to continue wearing a face mask at drop off and pick up times, although these are no longer compulsory
- Wherever possible- only one person per family to do pick up and drop off
- Try to maintain a reasonable distance between other people and avoid congregating in large groups
- Please stand back at the gate and allow others through to avoid a bottleneck of people at this busy point
- Please contact the office by phone/text or email wherever possible rather than popping in
What to look out for - COVID symptoms
- A high temperature
- A persistent cough
- Loss of sense of taste or smell
These are the main symptoms listed on the government advice pages. If your child presents with any of these symptoms in school, we may need to ask you to book a PCR test for your child, before they can return to school. Please do remember that Lateral Flow Tests are only for asymptomatic testing and should not be used if you are displaying symptoms.
What to do if your child presents with these symptoms
- Keep them at home
- Book a test https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
- Ring and let us know & provide the information required for the forms we need to submit to Leeds.
- Look after yourselves and stay safe whilst awaiting the results
- Inform us of the results as soon as they arrive so that we can take any necessary action
Please ask for help and advice if you are worried about anything. We are here to help.
Contact the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0113 2813302