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)
Children may also display gastrointestinal symptoms.
If someone in your household shows any signs of the virus the person must book at test and they and everyone in their household must self-isolate. If the test comes back positive the person with symptoms must self isolate for 10 days minimum and the other members of the household must self-isolate for 14 days. None of your household should leave the house for any reason during this time. If the test comes back negative then isolation can end. Note: Self-isolation for a remaining cough after 10 days is not necessary as the cough can linger for a few days, even weeks, after having the virus. Do NOT call 111 unless there are serious concerns - ie the person ill has underlying health issues or the symptoms get worse. If you cannot get a test for any reason, the person with symptoms must self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days and everyone in their household must self -isolate for 14 days.
Please click on the 'COVID-19 What to do if' guide (below) for further information.
You can get advice online from 111: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/.
Trace & test telephone no. for information is 119 and you can get more information HERE
Most people will have mild symptoms and will recover normally.
If your child is due in school and your house is self-isolating, you must ring school to inform us of him/her not attending and the reasons why – as we would normally do for any absence. In the meantime: Please ensure you have instructed your children how to wash their hands correctly as we have been doing in school.
Letters sent during Lockdown
|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