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Coronavirus Information

If your child, a household member or a member of your support bubble develops any of the following symptoms, we ask that you notify the school immediately and arrange a test by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by phoning 119.  

  • a new continuous cough 

  • a high temperature 

  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia) 

If your child develops any of these symptoms, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’. 

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

If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek further advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/ or by phoning 111. 

As a community, we can also help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by: 

  • washing your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds  

  • using hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available 

  • washing your hands as soon as you get home 

  • covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze 

  • putting used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards 

I know these are challenging circumstances for our pupils, staff and wider school community and would like to thank you for your ongoing support during this time. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Academy or use the following link to access further information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.  

 

Greenwood Academies Trust is monitoring daily updates and advice from the UK Government in regards to Coronavirus. We are keeping our Principals updated with the Government’s latest recommended measures to keep pupils and staff safe. Although the risk to individuals remains low, and we have not had any issues within our Academies, as always the active involvement of the whole Academy community in maintaining good hygiene practices will be vital in minimising the chances of any viruses spreading. 

 

Our Principals will keep pupils, parents and staff advised of any necessary arrangements as soon as practicable in relation to daily Academy activity and any visits overseas. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and issue any updated Government guidance to Principals. 

 

The Department of Health and Public Health England are advising extra precautions for people returning from a number of areas overseas and all our Academies will be following this guidance which can be found here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public, along with a list of affected countries. If any members of your family, including pupils, visit any of the listed countries or are visited by people coming to the UK from these countries, they should follow the advice in the link above.

Please see below link in relation to schools:-

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision