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: email@example.com
This is particularly important if you receive a result over the weekend.
Latest Update for Parents/Carers regarding the latest lockdown.
National Covid Alert: as you will be aware, COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly across the whole of the UK and in other countries. As a result, the government has acted to control the spread of the virus with new tiered restrictions. We are in the area of Tier 2 which is high alert:
- you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place;
- you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6’;
- businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those which remain closed by law, such as nightclubs;
- pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals;
- hospitality businesses selling food or drink for consumption on their premises are required to: provide table service only, in premises which sell alcohol, close between 11pm and 5am (hospitality venues in airports, ports, transport services and motorway service areas are exempt), stop taking orders after 10pm;
- hospitality businesses and venues selling food and drink for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through;
- early closure (11pm) applies to casinos, cinemas, theatres, museums, bowling alleys, amusement arcades, funfairs, theme parks, adventure parks and activities, and bingo halls.
- cinemas, theatres and concert halls can stay open beyond 11pm in order to conclude performances that start before 10pm;
- public attendance at outdoor and indoor events (performances and shows) is permitted, limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors;
- public attendance at spectator sport and business events can resume inside and outside, subject to social contact rules and limited to whichever is lower: 50% capacity, or either 2,000 people outdoors or 1,000 people indoors;
- places of worship remain open but you must not socialise with people from outside of your household or support bubble while you are indoors there, unless a legal exemption applies;
- weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies and receptions and 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies;
- organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue;
- organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes will only be permitted if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with). There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s, which can take place with larger groups mixing;
- you can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible;
- you must continue to follow tier 2 rules when you travel to a tier 1 area. Avoid travel to or overnight stays in tier 3 areas other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. You can travel through a tier 3 area as a part of a longer journey;
- for international travel see the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel advice for your destination and the travel corridors list.
However, during the Christmas season, up to three households will be able to meet up during a five-day Christmas period of 23 to 27 December, leaders of the four UK nations have agreed. To read more, please click on this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55064962
Above all, during this time – please do 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help. Above all, please do stay safe.
The English government has released the free NHS Covid-19 app, which helps protect both our school and our wider community. It works on modern Apple and Android (Google, Samsung etc.) smart phones to detect anonymously if you have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for covid-19, which helps prevent the spread of the virus.
For more information on how the app works and to download please visit https://covid19.nhs.uk/
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.
*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.email@example.com. Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)