Health information notices

The school has been reviewed and is fully compliant with the government's guidance on managing COVID-19

 

 

Details of Critical (Key) Worker sectors/roles

The Government has now issued details of the Critical (Key) Worker sectors/roles. These are detailed below. Please study this carefully and consider if the jobs of either Parent/Carer are in one of these sectors. 

We will be making contact directly with Parents/Carers of children who are considered vulnerable.

 

The Government publication (link here) states:

If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. That is why the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.

It is important to underline that schools, colleges and other educational establishments remain safe places for children. But the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.

Schools are, therefore, being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children - children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.

 

 

If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision:

Health and social care

This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare

This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.

Key public services

This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.

Local and national government

This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms-length bodies.

Food and other necessary goods

This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).

Public safety and national security

This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.

Transport

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.

 

If workers think they fall within the critical categories above they should confirm with their employer that, based on their business continuity arrangements, their specific role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service.

 

We would also like to remind everyone to follow the current Government guidelines that all members of a household should self isolate, for 14 days if any member of the household has either:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature above 37.8oC
  • Loss of taste or smell

Many thanks for your continued support.

Current Health and Travel Information can be found below:

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Please see below current advice to maintain effective hygiene, both in and out of school:

  • regularly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and hot water.
  • use a tissue or cover your face if you cough or sneeze.
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

We can confirm that in regard to the recent school ski trip to North Italy the school has strictly followed the advice of Public Health England in regard to the health and safety of students / staff returning from the trip and the wider school. The school will continue to monitor and follow the advice of Public Health England going forward.