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  • Bromley, BR2 8AA.
  • 020 8467 2343
Southborough Primary School
Every Child a Star

Covid 19 Advice and updates

Coronavirus update, Christmas early closing and Christmas Test, Track and Trace

 

On Tuesday 8th December the government wrote to schools about the Christmas holidays and test, track and trace. The government clarified concerns that many people have had about the Christmas holidays and offered a very small solution to this problem. The problem is how schools can track and trace children who test positive over the Christmas break and how this can be managed.

 

The government have asked schools to be available to track and trace staff and pupils who have been in contact with a positive case of Covid 19 for a period of the Christmas Holidays, six days after school closure.

 

The government have also said to schools, to enable the process of track and trace to work better, that they can close on 18th December, and take this day as an INSET day.

 

We will now be closed on 18th December, and we will be expecting all staff and parents to cooperate with the track and trace process we have in place.

 

Track and trace through the Christmas holidays

 

If someone is in close contact with a positive case 48 hours before they exhibited symptoms, then they will be asked to self-isolate.

 

We will ask you to inform us if a child who was in school on Thursday 17th December exhibits symptoms before midnight on Saturday 19th December. Email admin@southborough.bromley.sch.uk stating who is exhibiting symptoms, when they were last in school, the year group and class they are in, the confirmed time of a test that you have requested, and with a contact telephone number.

 

It is essential that you inform the school of the outcome of the test, negative or positive, as this will ensure that we are able to inform people to self-isolate. Do this via the email address above. You do not have to provide evidence of the result.

 

If we have a confirmed positive test we will undertake a risk assessment and discuss this with the DfE. We will then email close contacts asking them to self-isolate. Please make sure that you are checking your email and you must take note of the request to self-isolate.

 

Variation of INSET days

 

Because we are taking 18th December as an INSET day, Monday July 26th will be a normal school day – please note that this is a variation of our published school dates.

November 3rd 2020

 

We have updated some elements of our safety plan.

 

It is important that everyone follows the plan and makes every effort to keep everyone safe in and around the school.

 

The guidance has been updated and we are changing a few elements of our plan because of this.

 

The importance of well-ventilated spaces has been further emphasized. All classrooms will have an open door and window to allow flow of air. The children will need to be wearing warm clothes, this does not have to be school uniform. On PE days they will need to come in their kit but they will also need to be warm, so if they can have layers, tracksuit trousers and fleeces, for example, as well, this would be good.

 

Only in very exceptional circumstances will we allow visitors, this includes parents and carers. You may enter the school premises only if you have an appointment. Please contact the school if you need anything and we will deal with any queries via email, which would be best, or telephone.

 

We are also going to ask you to wear a mask when you are on the school premises, when you are picking up or dropping off your children. The children will not need to wear a mask; it is best that they do not. If they do wear a mask you will need to ensure that they take it off safely and that you take it home with you, they should not have a mask with them in school. We will be wearing masks inside the school in communal areas and when walking around the school, although not in classrooms.

 

With these new safety measures and with the ones we have already in place I am sure that we will keep safe and well.

 

Letter from Public Health England about Testing

COVID-19 Related Pupil  Absence A Quick Reference Guide for Parents

 

What to do if…

Action Needed

Return to School When…

My child has COVID-19 Symptoms:

  • HIGH TEMPERATURE – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back.
  • A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH – this mean coughing a lot more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24hrs.
  • A LOSS OR CHANGE TO YOUR SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE – this means you’ve noticed you cannot

smell or taste anything.

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.

Contact school to inform us.

Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days. Get a test.

INFORM SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY ABOUT TEST RESULT.

The test comes back negative.

My Child tests positive for COVID-19…

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

Contact school to inform us.

Agree an earliest date for possible return.

Minimum of 10 days.

self-isolate the whole household for 14 days.

Bubble isolates/remote learning.

They feel better. They can return after 10 days even if they have a cough or loss of taste/smell. These symptoms can last for several weeks.

My Child tests negative…

CONTACT THE SCHOOL

discuss when your child can come back to

school (same day/next day).

The test comes back negative.

My Child is ill with symptoms not linked to COVID-19…

FOLLOW USUAL SCHOOL ABSENCE POLICY PROCEDURE

After 48hrs following the last bout of sickness if this is the cause of absence.

Someone in my household has COVID-19 symptoms…

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

Contact school to inform us.

Agree an earliest date for possible return.

Minimum of 14 days.

INFORM SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY ABOUT

TEST RESULTS.

The test comes back negative.

Someone in my household tests positive for COVID-19…

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL CONTACT SCHOOL

Agree an earliest date for possible return.

Minimum of 14 days.

The child has completed 14 days of isolation.

NHS test & trace has identified my child has been in close contact of someone with symptoms of confirmed COVID-19…

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL CONTACT SCHOOL

Agree an earliest date for possible return.

Minimum of 14 days.

The child has completed 14 days of isolation.

We/my child has travelled and has to self- isolate as a period of quarantine…

Do not take unauthorised leave in term time. consider quarantine requirements and FCO advice when booking travel/returning from a destination where quarantine is needed.

Agree an earliest date for possible return.

Minimum of 14 days from return date.

Self-isolate the whole household.

The quarantine period of 14 days has been completed.

We have received medical advice that my child must resume shielding…

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL CONTACT SCHOOL

Shield   until    you   are    informed            that restrictions are lifted and shielding is paused

again.

School informs you that restrictions have been lifted and your child can return to school.

My child’s bubble is closed due to a

COVID-19 outbreak in school…

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

At home, support your child with remote learning provided by school.

Your child will need to isolate for 14 days.

School will inform you when the bubble will be re-opened.

COVID-19 Related Pupil Absence A Quick Reference Guide for Parents

Our Plan for wider opening; 1/6/20

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