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If a child at our school or a member of your household tests positive for Covid-19 please let the school know immediately either by phoning and speaking to someone –  020 8660 4863 – or emailing: admin@hayesprimary.croydon.sch.uk
Please also check this flowchart regarding what to do next. 

 

Latest News - communicated by letter by PHE, Croydon (December 2021), schools are 'strongly recommended to'...*Face masks should be worn in school communal areas.
*Adults advised to socially distance.
*Twice-weekly lateral flow testing.
*Continue with thorough cleaning regimes.
*Ensure well ventilated spaces.
*Follow PHE advice on self isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19. The current guidance on contact tracing and isolation remains unchanged. However, in addition, any “suspected or confirmed close contacts of the Omicron variant will be asked to isolate for 10 days regardless of vaccination status or age. You will be contacted directly and told to isolate.”

*South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe were moved onto the “red list” on Friday. Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia were added today.

*Cancel any in person Christmas carol service and performances.


These forces come into force on Monday 29th November. 

*New measures announced by the government, including mandatory face coverings in shops and public transport, will start on Tuesday.
 

The Hayes continue to prioritise children’s education and wellbeing, making sure our school is as safe as possible and children continue to benefit from classroom teaching. Please see most recent risk assessment. 

If you have a smart phone (such as an Apple iPhone, or Android device) then please think about downloading and using the free NHS Covid-19 app. This provides free and fully anonymous system to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 as well as provide the latest information to your phone. It is now available in many community languages too. 

Coronavirus Action Plan and Updates - PAST

We have produced this Covid-19 ‘dos and do nots’ (click on the name) to help explain what to do if you, someone in your household or your child shows symptoms of Covid-19.

 

Information Links (external - please click on the titles)

Latest information from the NHS, including an online check to see if you or your child are showing symptoms of covid-19 and how to organise a free test. Click here.

*Face Coverings
*Coronavirus (COVID-19) local restrictions in education and childcare settings
*Households and bubbles of pupils, students and staff of schools, nurseries and colleges: get rapid lateral flow tests
*Ofsted: coronavirus (COVID-19) rolling update

*NHS Test & Trace App: information on how to download the free, anonymous, NHS Test & Trace app for modern smartphones to help protect both our school and the wider community with the spread of Covid-19. 

*GOV.UK: latest information from the English government on Covid-19. 
*Guidance for Parents and Carers of Children Attending Out of School Settings During the Coronavirus Outbreak.

*Is it a cold, flu or coronavirus? An article from the BBC which explains the differences between having a cold, flu or coronavirus.

*Public Health England has a dedicated webpage with a range of posters and digital materials at:

https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101-coronavirus-/resources

Sign up is quick, free and means you will be alerted as more resources are made available.

*Department for Education Coronavirus helpline: a DfE helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687. Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk. Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

*List of Online Education Resources for Home Education

 

Re-opening letter, March 2021

Support for Parents and Children

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