Covid-19

General Information.

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Due to the Coronavirus we are now closed from Monday 23rd March 2020 and no Children are to attend school other than those of key workers. Please check this page regularly as we will upload updates and work for the children to complete at home. 

Brimsdown Primary school - Coronavirus Advice Leaflet

Where to get support 

 What action you can take:

A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses. ​ 

Advice for parents/guardians:

You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.

There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Guidance for households with symptoms:

On 16th March, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

·       if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started

·       if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

·       for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.

The symptoms are:

·       A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)

·       A new, continuous cough​

 

Free School Meals:

If you are entitled to Free School Meals because you are receiving certain benefits, you should have received a voucher from a company called Edenred. Please check your junk or spam folders if you have not yet received it.  The Edenred website has full details of how to redeem your voucher.

Frequently Asked Questions for your eCode vouchers.

Handling complaints during the coronavirus (COVID-19 outbreak):

 

In line with government guidance the school is not expected to handle new or existing complaints while we are closed. The school will still engage with parents and pupils where we can, however complaints can be considered once the government confirms schools can safely reopen.

 

As requested by the DfE, please could we ask that you Contact your local council or call the police on 101 if you’re told a child is at risk.

 

Complainants can contact DfE for more information about school complaints if they wish.