News - Coronavirus
If 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is particularly important if you receive a result over the weekend.
We are really looking forward to seeing everyone return on Monday 8th March. Please read our letter, below, that explains how we will be re-opening to all of our children from this date.
We are keeping our school safe. Please click here to read our latest plans on how we are keeping our children, staff, parents/carers and visitors safe (updated, March 2021) – note that the blue font on this document represents the most recent updates to our action plan/risk assessment.
Risk Assessment and Action Plan, Flowchart and Covid Catch Up
From the 8th March, we saw restrictions start to lift and the government’s four-step roadmap offer a route back to, we all hope, a more 'normal' life. While we must all remain vigilant - in particular against the threat from new COVID-19 variants - and continue to protect the NHS and each other, a safe exit from lockdown can be read, here.
In Step 1, the government's priority was to ensure that all children return safely to face-to-face education in schools and colleges, from 8th March. At The Hayes, we are so happy about this news, we cannot wait to welcome all of children back to our school. For all other changes, please see the above link. Above all, during this time – please do continue to remain safe.
Please remember: wash hands, cover face, make space.
The latest guidance is available on the government website – gov.uk/coronavirus and we update our school website regularly. You can find information under the News and Dates tab/News.
If you have any concerns about this period of time, please speak to the school or contact us via email@example.com and we will be happy to help. Above all, please do stay safe.
In Step 2, from Monday 29th March, the rules on social contact, business and activities, and travel are changing:
*Outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either 6 people (the rule of 6) or 2 households will be allowed, making it easier for friends and families to meet outside.
*Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, and open-air swimming pools, will be allowed to reopen, and people will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports.
*All children will be able to access any outdoor childcare and supervised activities.
*Parent and child groups, for the benefit of children aged under five years, can also take place outdoors with a limit of 15 attendees (children under five years of age and group facilitators do not count towards the attendee limit). Parent and child groups must be organised by a business, a charitable organisation or a public body.
*The ‘stay at home’ rule will end, but many restrictions will remain in place.
Please see the guidance on the COVID-19 response – Spring 2021 (Roadmap) for further information.
Re-opening letter, March 2021
Our Remote Offer
Poster and flowchart for Parents and Carers and Covid-19 SEND - Support
Well Being and Mental Health
Schools partially closed, sick friends and family members, isolation at home, home schooling – these and other factors can cause anxiety and stress for children and parents during this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please click on the below links - it is ok not to be ok.
Promoting Children’s Well-Being (please click on the title of each name to access)
*Advice for young people who are feeling anxious about Coronavirus (Young Minds)
Looking After Your Own Well-Being (please click on the title of each name to access)
*How to protect your mental health (BBC)
*Supporting your child during the coronavirus pandemic (Young Minds)
*Guidance and tools to support children's mental health during the pandemic (Mentally Healthy Schools)
*Top tips for happy and healthy children in isolation (British Red Cross)
*Five top tips for easing anxiety (British Red Cross)
*Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children mental health and well-being (GOV.UK)
*Coronavirus and your Well-Being (Mind UK)
*5 ways to wellbeing (Mindkit)
*Many activities from Growth Mindset to Feeling and Emotions (Twinkl website)
*Action for Happiness
Coronavirus Action Plan and Updates
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.
*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:
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.firstname.lastname@example.org. Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)