Important update for parents
23rd November – Students have been briefed and given consent forms today about Coronavirus testing, due to commence later this week. Please return your consent form tomorrow, Tuesday 24th November.
20th November – Advance warning. We have today received notice that we will be joining the schools across the area working in association with the NHS and the military to offer testing to students. It is likely that this will commence next week. We will of course keep you informed as we have more details. To read more and to complete a consent form for your child to be part of the testing programme, please click here to download a consent form.
12th November – Saule in the Junior Leadership Team has created a helpful powerpoint to support your mental health during lockdown. Click here to explore.
23rd October – Liverpool City Council have decided to give every child entitled to Free School Meals a £10 voucher for ASDA for half term, to cover their usual school lunches. Parents – you need to collect the vouchers from your local Children’s Centre.
DfE advice for parents on testing for coronavirus – click here
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What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119 .
All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.
The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.
Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
If you are able can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period
Symptoms of COVID 19
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature and/or
- a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/ or by phoning 111.
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- wash your hands as soon as you get home
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 students
Our Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 hubs remain open – your child does not need to isolate at this time. Please click here to read the information in full…
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