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In November 2021, the Government updated its guidance for schools following the emergence of the Omicron Variant.

As a consequence staff and visitors to school must now wear a mask once again in main reception, corridors and other communal areas. 

The importance of hand washing, good respiratory hygiene and ventilation has not changed.

School has received a number of carbon dioxide monitors from the government and is using them in real time to monitor the air in the classrooms and balance the need for good ventilation and wamth.

The school risk assessment has been updated and the hyperlinks below will provide more information. However, if you have any questions please call school on 01925 633927 or send us an email  we are happy to help.

Schools Operational Guidance

Guidance for Parents & Carers

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS?

Do not come to school if you or anyone in your household is showing any of the 3 main symptoms of Covid-19.

  • A new, continuous cough
  • A high temperature - 37.80 C or above
  • A change or loss of your sense of smell or taste

If you have any of these symptoms please book a test by phoning 119 or visiting the test website by clicking on this link

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Remember the 6 steps to handwashing
  2. If you do not have soap and water nearby then use a hand sanitiser - it must contain at least 70% alcohol to kill the virus and you still need to remember your 6 steps
  3. Catch your cough or sneeze in a tissue and then throw it away and wash your hands
  4. Do not leave your house if you are self isolating
  5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in your home
  6. If you are worried about your symptoms phone 111

 

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NOT SURE IF YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN SCHOOL?

From August 2021 children under the age of 18 were no longer required to self-isolate if a close contact or member of their family tested positive for Covid-19. Children and staff that are close contacts of people testing positive with the Omicron variant will be informed by NHS Test and Trace and must take daily LFTs. The result of these daily tests must be reported to school please as well as online via the NHS reporting website.

If your child shows any of the 3 main symptoms please keep them at home and arrange a PCR test.

The 3 main symptoms of Covid-19 are:

  • A new, continuous cough
  • A high temperature of 37.80 C or above
  • A change or loss of your sense of smell or taste

If your child tests positive they must self isolate for 10 days. Please follow this link for more information Self Isolation Guidance

SCHOOL RISK ASSESSMENT

The school has undertaken a risk assessment to ensure pupils, staff and visitors are safe whilst in school during the pandemic.

This is reviewed regularly and updated as appropriate.

The risk assessment has been reviewed and updated since it was first written during lockdown in 2020. The most recent version is given below and has been updated in line with  government guidance

Contingency & Outbreak Plan 

This document outlines what school would do if children, pupils, students or staff test positive for COVID-19, and how school would operate if we were advised to take extra measures to help break chains of transmission.

Given the detrimental impact that restrictions on education can have on children and young people, any measures in school will only ever be considered as a last resort and for the shortest amount of time possible.

Any additional action will be taken on the recommendations of Public Health Warrington and will be consistent with actions described for managing local outbreaks of Coronavirus in the Warrington Outbreak Plan.

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