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Coronavirus Information

On this page we will keep you up to date with information regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.

What to do if your child feels unwell (click here)

Our Covid Risk Assessment can be found here. This Risk Assessment has been drawn up by our Health and Safety Advisor in line with most recent government guidance, and is reviewed regularly. 

Covid RA for St Michael's Primary School v12 May 14 2021.docx

Covid Premium Spending Plans 2020-21

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Guidance for self-isolating

16/7/21

This week Class 1.3 and Class 3 have also had to isolate. Rules change next week around isolation, see attached letter from South Glos for further details.

Letter to parents end of summer term July 2021 FINALv.docx

8/7/21

There has been a further confirmed case in Class 4.3, meaning all children in that class will be required to isolate for 10 days. The rest of the school is not affected - but all parents should be aware of the need to maintain social distancing arrangements while they are in force.

30/6/21

There has been a positive Covid result in Class 5.3, and as a result children in that class will be required to isolate for 10 days. A few other Y5 children who were in the same breakfast club bubble are also affected.

Because we keep children separated indoors, this limits the amount of people that need to isolate. The rest of the school is unaffected. However, please be aware that the virus has occurred in quite a few local schools - primary and secondary - and stay vigilant. We really hope there won't be more cases in school this term. If children are required to isolate the teachers will arrange work and daily zoom calls.

 Confirmed pupil case letter to parents of all classes 30 6 2021.docx

21/5/21

Please see the box below if you or someone in your immediate family is returning from travel abroad. Please make sure you check whether the country visited is on the green, amber (or red) list and take the appropriate action. It is your legal responsibility to do so. Thank you.

Guidance for who to notify if your child tests positive in Half Term week (May 31-June 4): Click here

14/5/21

We do not anticipate any significant changes to our procedures in school from May 17. All of the advice below continues to be in operation.

19/4/21

Although national restrictions are starting to ease, it is still really important that we  keep up the good work in keeping the chances of spreading Covid 19 as small as possible. There have been no cases in school since the reopening in March, and we very much want to keep things that way. This means that most of our restrictions in school will continue so that we:

  • Minimise mixing, especially indoors
  • Test staff twice weekly
  • Continue with staggered start/end times
  • Strongly encourage social distancing and mask wearing at the start and end of the day
  • Maintain good hygiene practices

Our updated Risk Assessment is available by clicking on the link at the top of the page

Please be aware that all adults can now apply for self-testing kits if you wish to do so. All you have to do is ring 119 and place an order. FFI please visit the government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/covid-19-home-testing-kits-now-easier-to-order

 

8/3/21

Today we welcome all children back to school. Our priority is the successful reintegration of all children, which means we will be focusing on social integration, friendships and getting used to routines. Our latest Risk Assessment can be found at the top of this page.

Updates for parents can be accessed here:

letter to parents 5 3 2021v2.doc

letter to parents 26 2 2021.doc

23/2/21

Following yesterday's announcement, we are preparing for the return to school of all pupils on Monday March 8th. More information will be sent to parents over the next two weeks. Most arrangements and timings will be the same as those before Christmas.

 

11/12/2020

South Glos Council strongly encourages parents to wear face coverings at pick-up and drop-off times. We will be asking staff to do so at these times as well. See letter below for more information.

Parent Letter from South Glos Dec 2020.docx

 

23/10/20

On Wednesday 21st November we were inspected by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). They were very complimentary about our risk assessment and the way the environment was organised.

Information for visitors to the school

What is coronavirus?

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020.

The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 and 10 days. This means that if a person remains well 10 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, it is unlikely that they have been infected.

The following symptoms may develop in the 10 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection:

  • Persistent cough
  • loss of taste or sense of smell
  • high temperature

Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. There is no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups – very few cases have been reported in children.

What to do if your child feels unwell

Click on the above link

Critical workers: please check this list. If your child is likely to attend school we may ask to see evidence of your employment

(The definitions have changed slightly from the original key worker list)

Please note: the government asks that parents in this category should keep their child at home if they are able to do so and access the home learning offer.

Vulnerable Children

We are also required to have children in school who meet the criteria for vulnerable pupils. If you think you meet the criteria,  please have a discussion with us. We are also able to support you and your family if you remain at home.

Foreign Travel

From 17 May, the rules for people arriving in England from abroad are changing. Schools will need to be aware of when a family or household member is returning from foreign travel and the different quarantine rules depending on the RAG rating for that country. Entering the UK - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

The following guidance lists the type of quarantine required. How to quarantine when you arrive in England - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) e.g.

If the guidance states that you may be able to end isolation early through the private Test to Release scheme then you would need parents to notify you and have evidence (email/written) that this scheme is extended to children as well and that they can be tested. 

On choosing to visit an amber listed country, this will be something that a parent must investigate further with the Test to Release Scheme who must provide confirmation that this applies to CYP. If they can provide this, then the CYP returns, if the child is not tested they should not return.  Any CYP that is not tested must continue to isolate for the full 10 days.

Individuals must follow these rules even if they have been vaccinated. Others in the household do not need to isolate unless they travelled with you; you or someone in the place where you’re staying develop symptoms of COVID-19; you get a positive test result for your day 2 or day 8 test.

Older items

29/08/20

 

Information about the reopening of school: September 2020

Key elements for September opening v4 for parents 28 8 2020.docx

Reopening letter for parents Aug 28th 2020.doc

Breakfast Club Booking form Sept 2020.docx

Reception parents 28 8 2020.doc

Letter to Y1-Y6 chidren August 2020.doc

 

01/08/2020

 

Information about the reopening of school: September 2020

All schools in England will be reopening for all pupils in September. We have been busy preparing for this, following the latest government guidance. If you would like to read this guidance, as well as other related documents, please click on the links below

 

Guidance for parents: September reopening

Guidance for parents: metal health and wellbeing

Guidance for parents: out of school settings

For details of what reopening means for us, please click on the following documents. These were emailed to parents on 1/8/2020

Reopening letter for parents.doc

Key elements for September opening v3 for parents.docx

Parents and Carers FAQs.pdf

Test and Trace workplace guidance.pdf

 

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