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Primary School

COVID-19

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.  - John 1:2

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect schools across the UK. This page is intended to help us all to follow current government guidance related to COVID-19.

Tests

A reminder to families that lateral flow tests are useful for identifying asymptomatic cases in the community and are available at pharmacies and testing centres.

If a child or adult is displaying any of the symptoms of Covid-19, then they should book a PCR test. https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

When to isolate

With the change in guidance around self-isolation, the following information will help to ensure you know what is expected:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/when-to-self-isolate-and-what-to-do/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

Other Covid-19 Information

Please be assured that, in line with government guidance, we are maximising ventilation within the school.  All classrooms are equipped with CO2 monitors, and we have reduced the target CO2 level from 800ppm to 400ppm to increase the amount of fresh air being brought in.  Windows and doors are also left open wherever practical.  As we move towards winter, this does mean that classrooms may be cooler than they would otherwise be.  Please do ensure that your children bring warm clothing with them as the days become colder.  We also continue to promote good hygiene practices, which have the added benefit of helping prevent the spread of tummy bugs.

Department for Education COVID-19 helpline

The Department for Education COVID-19 helpline and the PHE Advice Service (option 1) is available to answer any questions you have about COVID-19 relating to education settings and children’s social care.

Department for Education guidance

Our guidance to support education providers, local authorities and parents during the COVID-19 pandemic can be accessed using the link: What parents need to know for the autumn term

Please see the letter below from the London Borough of Richmond Public Health department regarding covid-19 cases in our community with advice for the weeks and months ahead.