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COVID-19 measures in place at school

As part of the school's commitment to keeping every member of the school community as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, a whole school risk assessment is carried out regularly and this is placed on the school website for transparency. Although vaccinations have been taking place at a faster rate and all adults within the school community can access twice weekly lateral flow tests, there is still a risk that infections may occur leading to the closure of bubble within school. It is therefore expected that all families will adhere to these measures until guidance is changed.

 

We hope that this information will alleviate the concerns that you may have.

 

Pupils must wear school uniform apart from on the day of their PE lesson, when they may attend wearing PE kit. The Uniform Policy under Key Information on the website should also answer any questions you may have.

 

Details of the staggered start and finish times were sent to all parents and carers of all pupils via ParentMail. Unfortunately, pupils will not be able to be dropped or collected early so please adhere to the times that have been given - this will support social distancing between adults on site, as does the one-way system around the school site. If pupils are late arriving or being collected, classroom doors will remain open until 10am in the mornings and close at 4pm - siblings must be collected from their own classrooms using the one-way route around the school.

 

At this time, parents and carers will not be able to enter the school unless by prior arrangement to minimise the risk to all. Please email or telephone school with any queries or information that you wish to give  - we will then arrange to speak with you should that be needed. We would thank all parents and carers for following all the procedures which are in place to help to keep all members of the school community as safe as possible.

 

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The Government and scientific community have made information available that parents and carers will find useful. This can be found at:

Returning to school:

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

Guidance for households with possible COVID-19 symptoms:

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

Stay at home - easy read guide about what to do where there are possible COVID-19 symptoms:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/906663/20203007_Easy_read_household_isolation_v3.1.pdf

Booking a test:

https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Hounslow Council information on local testing sites:

https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/info/20007/health_and_adult_social_care/2183/local_testing_locations

Video demonstrating how to use a home testing kit to test a child:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xaw8DsF2Igc

Advice on mental wellbeing:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

Advice where pupils attend out of school settings or activities:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-of-children-attending-out-of-school-settings-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-of-children-attending-out-of-school-settings-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak
Safer travel guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers

Public Health England research into transmission rates in schools:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/study-finds-very-low-numbers-of-covid-19-outbreaks-in-schools

London Borough of Hounslow information for parents and carers:

https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/info/20025/schools_and_colleges/2209/getting_back_to_school 


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