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Coronavirus - Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers for Parents

 

Q. What is the situation across the Academy at the moment?

 

Everything is running normally across the Academy, but we have made a number of small sensible changes to keep everyone healthy. 

 

  • We’re emphasising to all staff and students the need for regular thorough hand-washing throughout the day and have hand sanitisers throughout the school.
  • We are asking all visitors, staff and students to wash or gel their hands when coming on-site.

     

    Q. How can I help protect my child?

     

    Follow the public health advice. The NHS has an excellent page here:

     

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/common-questions/

     

    Hand hygiene remains the most effective measure. That means washing your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds and whenever you:

     

  • get home or into work
  • blow your nose, sneeze or cough
  • eat or handle food

     

    It's important to use soap and water or a hand sanitiser.

     

    Q. What do I do if my child is a little unwell?

     

    Carry on as normal - if you would normally send them school, please do so.

     

    Q. If I think my child or someone else in my home may have contracted coronavirus, what do I do?

     

    Call NHS 111 or use the service’s simple new online service https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 that will advise you what to do. Let the school know if 111 says that you should take action. 

     

    Q. Are you thinking of closing the school?

     

    The Department for Education is very clear that no school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.

     

    Q. Will you tell us if a child or member of staff has confirmed Coronavirus at the Academy?

     

    Yes.

     

    Q. What happens if there is a confirmed case within the Academy?

     

    The Academy will immediately contact Public Health and then share their advice with you.

     

    Q. Where is the best place to get information or advice about Coronavirus?

     

    The government has several very good regularly updated sites:

     

  • www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public 
  • www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/common-questions/ 
  • https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus 

     

    Q. If I am concerned or want further advice, who should I talk to?

     

    Call the Pastoral Support Worker/Team at the respective school who will be able to help you


CORONAVIRUS - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Government Coronavirus Action Plan