What are COVID-19 Symptoms?
The main symptoms of Covid-19 are:
- a new continuous cough and/or
- fever (temperature of 37.8 degrees or higher)
- loss of or change in, normal sense of taste of smell (anosmia)
Individuals are not required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with COVID-19, or are a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case, and any of the following apply:
- they are fully vaccinated.
- they are below the age of 18 years 6 months
- they have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial
- they are not able to get vaccinated for medical reason.
Instead they will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace, informed they have been in close contact with a positive case and advised to take a PCR test. We would encourage all individuals to take a PCR test if advised to do so.
When an individual develops COVID-19 symptoms or has a positive test
Children, staff and other adults should follow public health advice on when to self-isolate and what to do. They should not come into school if they have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or other reasons requiring them to stay at home due to the risk of them passing on COVID-19 (for example, they are required to quarantine).
If anyone in school develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, they will be sent home and they should follow public health advice.
For everyone with symptoms, they should avoid using public transport and, wherever possible, be collected by a member of their family or household.
When a child is awaiting collection, the child will be isolated from other children with a member of staff who will use appropriate PPE. Any room that is used will be thoroughly cleaned after the child has left.
The household (including any siblings) should follow PHE’s stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
Hand and Respiratory hygiene
Frequent and thorough hand cleaning is now regular practice in school. Staff will continue to ensure that children clean their hands regularly with soap and water or hand sanitiser. The ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach continues to be very important in school.
The school continues to maintain appropriate cleaning regimes. This includes regular cleaning of areas and equipment, with a particular focus on frequently touched surfaces.
Letters sent during Lockdown 2020
|13th July 2020 - You've been missed.pdf||Download|
|4th June 2020 - Latest update from DofE regarding Coronavirus.pdf||Download|
|3rd June 2020 - Latest update from DfE regarding Coronavirus.pdf||Download|
|29th May 2020 - Return to school Parent letter.pdf||Download|
|19th May 2020 - Infants re opening letter.pdf||Download|
|16th March 2020 -Coronavirus Letter.pdf||Download|
FREE SCHOOL MEALS
Vouchers are sent from the Government to your email - these are from 'Edenred': vouchers for the weeks up to wc 24 August have now all been sent to those eligible- please make sure you check your focused, ' other' and Junk/ Spam inboxes.
The link to Edenred website is HERE.
Please follow the instructions on the email for redeeming these - HOWEVER, follow this advice too:
Step1 : click on link - you may have to wait up to one hour - do not refresh the page otherwise you will lose your place in the queue.
Step 2: put in your voucher code etc. If an error message comes up - it may not be a problem with your code, they post that when there are too many people in the system.
Step 3: wait, it can take a long time to load and submit.
Step 4: it can still take up to 24 hrs to appear in your inbox.
COVID - 19 SUPPORT
How to help your child return to school
In a post-lockdown world, school won't look anything like normal. For some children, that may come as a shock - or even feel scary. So if we want our pupils to return successfully, we need parents to be offering the the right support at home.
Please read this short article called "5 Ways To Help Your Child Return To School Successfully".
It's been specifically written to help parents support their children with worries and anxiety.
We can refer families to arrange extra support during the COVID19 lockdown.
There is funding available for individual families for help with such things as food, nappies, medicines, supplies. There is also community grant funds for voluntary, community and faith groups who are supporting vulnerable families during the Covid-19 emergency. More information, including a map of locality and city-wide contacts is available at www.birmingham.gov.uk/Covid19CYPF