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Coronavirus Related Absence Guide

 

 

Monday 7th September 2020

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

It is VITAL that you follow the rules put in place by the Government and NHS in order to stop the spread of Covid-19 in our community.

 

You must NOT send your child OR their siblings to school if anyone in your household has ANY of the symptoms below.

 

If you do send your child or their siblings to school, you are putting our whole school community at risk.

 

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

 

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

 

Please follow the instructions below. If you are unsure of what to do, please phone the school office.

 

What to do if…

Action Needed

Return to School

… my child has coronavirus symptoms

  • Do not come to school
  • Initial contact with school and regarding test result
  • Whole household must self-isolate
  • Child must get a test
  • Inform school immediately about the test result

If a test is taken and it is negative – return to school immediately

 

If a test is taken and it is positive (see below)

 

If no test is taken – return after 10 days

… my child tests positive for coronavirus

  • Do not come to school
  • Initial contact with school and regarding test result
  • Child must self-isolate for at least 10 days
  • Whole household must self-isolate for 14 days
  • Inform school immediately about the test result

If you had a test because you had symptoms - keep self-isolating for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started.

 

If you had a test but have not had symptoms - self-isolate for 10 days from when you had the test.

… someone in my household has coronavirus symptoms

  • Do not come to school
  • Initial contact with school and regarding test result
  • Whole household must self-isolate
  • Household member with symptoms must get a test
  • Inform school immediately about the test result

If the household member tests negative – return to school immediately

 

If the household member tests positive (see below)

 

If no test is taken – return after 10 days

… someone in my household tests positive for coronavirus

  • Do not come to school
  • Initial contact with school
  • Whole household must self-isolate for 14 days

When the child has completed 14 days of self-isolation

…NHS test and trace have identified my child as a ‘close contact’ of somebody with symptoms or confirmed coronavirus

  • Do not come to school
  • Initial contact with school
  • Child must self-isolate for 14 days

 

When the child has completed 14 days of self-isolation

…we/my child has travelled and has to self-isolate as a period or quarantine

  • Do not take unauthorised leave during term time
  • Consider quarantine requirements and FCO advice when booking travel
  • Provide information to school as per attendance policy

 

Returning from a destination when quarantine is needed:

  • Do not come to school
  • Initial contact with school
  • Household who travelled must self-isolate for 14 days

When the child has completed 14 days quarantine period

 

Thursday 10th September 2020

Clifton Parents/Carers – WE NEED YOU HELP!!!

 

 

Please STOP sending your children into school with a cough or temperature.

 

  • If they have a temperature at home DO NOT give them medicine and just send them to school.

 

  • If they have a cough or temperature YOU MUST keep them at home and take them for a Covid-19 Test behind the Dominion Centre.

 

If you send them into school, you are putting our community at risk! This includes our children, staff, parents and family members including our elderly relatives.  

 

Parents/Carers - WE NEED YOUR HELP

 

  • PLEASE send this letter to your Clifton friends via email, text, WhatsApp or social media and spread the word.

 

  • PLEASE translate this letter into your home language and send to your friends who you think might not understand.

 

  • PLEASE tell your Clifton friends this information.

 

 

WE KNOW YOU ARE WORRIED BUT WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER.

 

If children are not sent into school with symptoms (cough and temperature) then we can try and stop the spread in our community and our school.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 15th September 2020

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Masks and Social Distancing

 

We have had lots of messages from parents/carers and members of the public concerned that there is little social distancing of parents/carers happening during drop off and collection time.

 

During this time, you will notice that school staff on the gates are now wearing visors.

 

Masks

 

We kindly ask that all parents/carers or other family members who are dropping off and collecting your children wear either a mask or visor.

 

Social Distancing

 

When lining up to drop off or collect your children, please ensure you are at least 2m away from the person behind and in front of you.

 

If your child is in Year 3/4/5/6 you can drop them into the line and leave. We have plenty of staff members at the gates and on the pavement to ensure your children stay in their line. 

 

Lining Up

 

All adults who collect children from their gates must join the line, socially distance and wait patiently. We will not be handing children over if you have pushed in to the front of the line. It is creating a lot of congestion on the pavement and children are ending up walking into the road to get around, this is unsafe.

 

Please continue to help us by following the above to keep everyone safe.

 

 

 

 

Thursday 5th November 2020

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Covid-19 Symptoms Reminder

 

It has been wonderful to be back in school this week and to see all the children with their smiling faces. As you know, we have now entered a second National Lockdown, but school will remain open as normal, so please continue to send them into school unless they are unwell or someone in your household has Covid-19 symptoms.

 

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

 

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back or you have a temperature of 37.8 or higher.
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

 

PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN INTO SCHOOL IF:

 

  • Any of your children have Covid-19 symptoms
  • Anyone in your household, including parents/carers have Covid-19 symptoms

 

If your child has a high temperature at home DO NOT give them medicine and send them to school.

 

In both of the cases above, you MUST book a Covid-19 test. If you are having difficulty accessing a test, please contact the school office and we can support you in doing so.

 

It is vital that if anyone in your household has symptoms they go for a Covid-19 test. We have some families who are refusing to get tested for Covid-19. Some of these families are isolating for 14 days, some of them are not. This has a HUGE impact on the school and local community as we will unable to alert families to the fact that their child may have been near to someone with Covid-19. If anyone in your household has symptoms but you refuse to take a test, you must isolate for 14 days.

 

We have pupils, staff, parents and household members who are clinically vulnerable. This means they have medical conditions which, if they caught Covid-19, could make them very unwell as possibly end up is hospital.

 

If you do not go for a Covid-19 test but are positive, there is a chance that you have spread the virus around the school and local community.

 

Please do not assume that the symptoms you have are not Covid-19.

 

Please do not tell us your child has a high temperature and continuous cough, contact the GP or 111 and then downplay the symptoms so that they tell you your child doesn’t need a test. We will only be following the advice of the Government, NHS and Public Health England.

 

We must work together to keep everyone in our school community and local community as safe as possible.

 

It is everyone’s responsibility. Please support us in keeping everyone safe.

 

 

 

Wednesday 25th November 2020

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Covid-19 Reminder

 

We are still having children being sent to school when they and members of their household have Covid-19 symptoms.

 

We are still having children being sent to school when members of their household have tested positive!!!

 

Do NOT send your child to school if YOUR CHILD or ANYONE in your household has:

  • a high temperature
  • new, continuous, dry cough
  • loss of sense of taste or smell
  • tested positive

 

You MUST get a Covid-19 test for ANY symptomatic people in your household.

 

Do NOT delay in this. Do NOT wait to see what happens.

 

Our nearest test centre is Featherstone Terrace Car Park - behind the Dominion Centre. It is a walk-in centre!

 

If your child tests positive for Covid-19 please Text or WhatsApp the Covid-19 phone immediately…. Even during the weekend and Christmas Holidays!

 

07951 346 584

 

If your child tests positive, members of their class and staff might need to isolate for their own safety. This is why it is important to let us know as soon as possible on the phone number above.

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