Covid-19 Response

January 2021 Coronavirus Lockdown (3) Details

As from 18 January 2021, St Francis will continue to open for children of Critical Workers, who have already contacted school, to make arrangements. It will be open to Nursery children, in line with Government requirements.

Remote Learning will continue for all children not in school and we continue to urge parents who can stay at home and work with their children to do so.

As Government guidance outlines: Children with parents who are critical workers can attend school if required, ‘but parents and carers should keep their children at home if they can.’

Thank you for the many supportive comments about the high quality of Remote Learning Resources our staff are providing. We want the best for your child and have therefore tailored our work access appropriately.

Many thanks for your support during these very uncertain times for all of us.

Stay safe!

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Catch-up Premium

The Coronavirus Catch-up Premium is being given to schools to fund for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education during the school closure period during lockdown.

Advice on Symptoms of Covid-19

What to do if your child develops symptoms of Covid-19:

You must inform school immediately if your child develops symptoms of Covid-19. They must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared.

Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged online or by calling 119. Once your child’s test results have been confirmed you are required to inform school.

All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

Further information is available on the gov.uk website

The 14 day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.

If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.

Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.

What to do if another household member develops symptoms:

You must inform school immediately if your child is isolating due to another household member developing symptoms of COVID-19. They must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 14 days, unless a negative test result is confirmed.

The 14 day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (Covid-19) are recent onset of:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus will be a mild illness.

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the NHS website

If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 online or by phoning 111.

How to stop Covid-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with Covid-19:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.

Further Information

Further information is available on the NHS Covid-19 website

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