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Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

We will keep this page updated with key information and advice in relation to the current situation

Current Advice - last updated 22/09/2020

What do I do if my child as a temperature or displays any other symptoms at home?

You should arrange to have a Covid test and the child should self-isolate until you receive the results.  If the test comes back negative then your child can return to school once well again (please see the leaflet attached with government guidelines if you suspect your child has Covid symptoms).

If a test comes back positive, what should our household do?

All members of the household should self-isolate for 14 days.    A test can be obtained if a household member is displaying symptoms

If my child has symptoms for longer than 10 days, when should they return to school?

They should continue to isolate until they are clear of symptoms for 48 hours.

What will happen if my child develops symptoms in school?
Your child will be taken to a quiet area and will wait with an adult until a parent can collect them.  You should arrange for your child to have a Covid test and they should only return to school if the test is negative.  If you do not have your child tested, they will have to remain at home for 10 days.  Siblings will also need to go home and isolate for 14 days.

Does my child’s bubble close if a pupil is tested positive?

The bubble will only close if directed by the Public Health England Health Protection Team (PHE HPT), who will undertake a risk assessment to determine if any contacts in the setting need to isolate at home for 14 days.

Will the school close if one or more pupils test positive?

The school will only close if directed by the Public Health England Health Protection Team (PHE HPT), who will undertake a risk assessment to determine if any contacts in the setting need to isolate at home for 14 days.  This decision will not be made by the school.

If my child is isolating, will they be able to access learning?

The school will use Google Classroom as a learning platform and pupils in Year 1 – Year 6 who are isolating will have work and activities set for them by their class teacher from their second day of absence.  Lessons may be recorded and uploaded to Google Classroom or videos may be available as teaching concepts.  Pupils who are well enough will be expected to complete work and tasks each day.  A member of staff will contact your child regularly.  Class teachers will communicate with Nursery and Reception pupils using “Tapestry”.

How will you keep my child safe in school?

We will be following government guidelines to keep pupils and staff safe in school.  Pupils will move around the school in paired year group bubbles whenever possible.  Visitors will be discouraged from school; this includes parents coming into school.  Contractors will be encouraged to carry out maintenance etc when there are no pupils in school.  Everyone will wash their hands at regular times during the day.  Respiratory hygiene will be reinforced regularly.  All areas of the school will be cleaned during the school day, in addition to the daily after-school clean.

Will my child have access to water if they forget their water bottle?

We are unable to offer water as the water fountains will not be used.  Parents will be called to bring in a bottle of water for their child.

Will my child be able to return to class to forget something they’ve forgotten at the end of the day?

Pupils must ensure that they take everything out with them at the end of the day as they will not be able to return to class.  Staff will give regular reminders to pupils to help them to remember their belongings.

Will there be assembly and Kabbalat Shabbat?

Assemblies and tefillah will either take place in classroom or in bubbles in the hall.  Regrettably, we will be unable to invite parents to join us at this time.

How will pupils and parents be trained on Google Classroom?

Details and log ins have been sent. Please email the school office if you have any queries.

What if my child does not have regular access to a computer?

There will be a mix of activities that can be downloaded and printed.  Please email the school office if you have no access to a printer.

What if my child has additional needs?

A member of the SEND team will be in contact with you to ensure that your child is supported if they need to isolate.



Covid-19 Related Pupil Absence

Information about the coronavirus


A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020.


The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 to 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, they have not been infected.


The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection:

  • cough
  • difficulty in breathing
  • fever


Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. There is no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups – very few cases have been reported in children.


How the coronavirus is spread

The latest information suggests that coronavirus is most likely to spread when there is close contact (within 2 metres) with an infected person. There are two routes by which people could become infected:

  • secretions can be directly transferred into the mouths or noses of people who are nearby (within 2 metres) or could be inhaled into the lungs.
  • it is also possible that someone may become infected by touching a surface or object that has been contaminated with respiratory secretions and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes (such as touching a door knob or shaking hands then touching own face).
  • There is currently no good evidence that people who do not have symptoms are infectious to others.


Preventing the spread of infection

There are simple steps that you can take to protect yourself, your family and others:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub available to buy in most supermarkets and community pharmacies.
  • ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’. Catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue ensuring the nose and mouth are fully covered to prevent any spray escaping. Dispose of the tissue as soon as possible in the bin and wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand rub to kill any germs.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home and work environment.

You can obtain the latest news at:


Department for Education has a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

  • Phone: 0800 046 8687
  • Email:
  • Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Recommended websites if you are already self-isolating: