COVID-19 Advice for Parents

Links to Government Documents for parents - 

Lateral Flow Tests (LFT)  - Video Instructions 

 
 
Letters from the school relating to COVID-19 - 2020/2021
Support linked to Isolation periods when isolating as a family - 
 
 
Useful support for parents - 

Understanding COVID-19 restrictions - March 2021 and beyond

 

 

Meeting Friends and Family -

 

THE FOLLOWING RULES CURRENTLY APPLY:

You must not leave or be outside your home except where necessary.

You may only leave the home for a limited number of reasons - including shopping for necessities, going to work (if you cannot do so from home), seeking medical assistance, or avoiding domestic abuse.

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work.

You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with.

You may exercise outdoors on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble. This should be limited to once a day, and you should stay in your local area.

You should stay two metres apart from anyone not in your household, or one metre with precautions (such as a face covering).

Some support groups can continue with up to 15 participants - but they must not take place in a private home.

The police can fine you up to £10,000 for taking part in illegal gatherings.

 

THE FOLLOWING RULES WILL APPLY FROM 8 MARCH:

You may socialise outdoors with one other person not in your household.

 

THE FOLLOWING RULES WILL APPLY FROM 29 MARCH:

Outdoor gatherings of up to six people, or two households, will be allowed - including in private gardens.

You will no longer be required to stay at home wherever possible, although you will be encouraged to stay local.

 

THE FOLLOWING RULES WILL APPLY NO EARLIER THAN 17 MAY:

Most restrictions on meeting other people outdoors will be lifted, but gatherings of more than 30 people outdoors will remain illegal.

People will be allowed to meet indoors in groups of six, or with one other household.

The government says it will review its advice on social distancing at this stage.

 

THE FOLLOWING RULES WILL APPLY NO EARLIER THAN 21 JUNE:

The government hopes to remove all legal limits on social contact.

 

 

Schools and Nurseries -  

 

THE FOLLOWING RULES CURRENTLY APPLY:

Primary schools, secondary schools and colleges are closed to most pupils, although they are open for vulnerable children and the children of key workers.

Nurseries and childminders can carry on operating.

Only a limited number of students will return to university or college for face-to-face teaching before mid-February. These include those studying medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, teacher-training, or social work.

 

THE FOLLOWING RULES WILL APPLY FROM 8 MARCH:

All pupils in schools and further education colleges will return to face-to-face teaching.

Wrap-around childcare (including childminders) can restart.

Before- and after-school clubs can resume.

Masks will be recommended for secondary school students in class, as well as communal areas.

Students at universities who need to take part in practical activities or access specialist facilities, will return.

 

 

Shopping -

 

THE FOLLOWING RULES CURRENTLY APPLY:

All non-essential shops must close, although they may operate click-and-collect and delivery services.

Close contact services, such as hairdressing, tanning, nail and beauty salons must close, along with tattoo parlours, spas, and massage parlours - these services should not be provided in other people's homes.

Shops that can remain open include supermarkets, pharmacies, garden centres, building merchants and off-licences.

Petrol stations, automatic car washes, vehicle repair and MOT services, bicycle shops and taxi firms may remain open.

Moving house will still be allowed, and you will still be able to view properties, while following COVID guidelines.

 

THE FOLLOWING RULES WILL APPLY NO EARLIER THAN 12 APRIL:

All shops will be allowed to reopen but should only be visited alone or with household groups.

Personal care premises, such as hairdressers, salons and close-contact services, can reopen.

 

 

Leisure Time -

 

THE FOLLOWING RULES CURRENTLY APPLY:

Pubs, restaurants, bars and cafes are closed. Delivery and takeaway of food and non-alcoholic drinks can continue until 23:00 each evening.

Alcoholic drinks can continue to be delivered but can no longer be sold as takeaway from pubs or bars.

Indoor gyms and sports facilities remain closed.

Outdoor facilities, including gyms, tennis courts and lidos must also close.

Organised outdoor sport for disabled people is allowed to continue

All indoor entertainment venues including theatres, concert halls, cinemas, museums and galleries, are closed.

Outdoor playgrounds may stay open.

Animal attractions such as zoos, safari parks, aquariums, and wildlife reserves must close.

Hotels, B&Bs and caravan parks may remain open for a limited number of reasons - for instance, where guests are unable to return to their main home, or would otherwise be made homeless as a result of the accommodation closing.

 

THE FOLLOWING RULES WILL APPLY FROM 29 MARCH:

Outdoor sports facilities such as gyms, tennis courts and lidos, will be allowed to reopen.

Organised outdoor sports can resume.

 

THE FOLLOWING RULES WILL APPLY NO EARLIER THAN 12 APRIL:

Indoor leisure facilities, including gyms and spas (but not saunas), can open for individual use.

Outdoors attractions, such as zoos, theme parks and drive-in cinemas can reopen.

Libraries and community centres can reopen.

Overnight stays away from home will be allowed and self-contained accommodation can reopen, but must be used by members of the same household.

Pubs, cafes and restaurants can reopen for outdoor services - with no requirement to order a substantial meal with an alcoholic drink. The requirement to order food and drink while seated will remain.

 

THE FOLLOWING RULES WILL APPLY NO EARLIER THAN 17 MAY

Pubs and restaurants can reopen indoors, with no requirement for a substantial meal to be served alongside alcoholic drinks.

The requirement to order, eat and drink while seated will remain.

Remaining outdoor entertainment, such as outdoor theatres and cinemas, can reopen.

Some indoor entertainment, such as museums, theatres, cinemas and children’s play areas, can reopen.

Accommodation such as hotels, hostels and B&Bs, can reopen.

Adult indoor group sports and exercise classes can resume.

Some large events, including conferences, concert performances and sports events can resume.

Indoor events with up to 1,000 people or 50% of a venue’s capacity, whichever is lower, will be permitted.

Outdoor events with a capacity of either 50% or 4,000 people, whichever is lower, will be permitted.

 

THE FOLLOWING RULES WILL APPLY NO EARLIER THAN 21 JUNE:

The government hopes to reopen nightclubs and enable large events, including theatre performances.

 

Frequently asked questions - 
If someone in my child's bubble is displaying symptoms, does my child need to self-isolate? 
 
No. The person who is displaying symptoms will be isolated for at least 10 days or until they have returned a negative test. The rest of the bubble will be able to continue to attend school unless they or someone in their household starts to demonstrate symptoms.  
 
 
If my child has been asked to isolate, does that mean my entire household needs to isolate too?
 
No. If your child has been asked to isolate due to them being in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, the rest of the family do not need to isolate unless your child starts to display symptoms themselves. 
 
 
Is a cold or runny nose a symptom of COVID-19?
 
The school recognises that there is potentially a long list of symptoms linked to COVID-19; however, the school has been advised that we should only consider the three main symptoms of - 
 
  • a high temperature;
  • a new, continuous cough;
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
 
when considering if a child should self isolate or not. If you are unsure about your child's condition, please use the COVID-19 symptom checker below for further advice.
 

 

 

Will my child receive school work whilst self-isolating? 

 

If your child is self-isolating because they have symptoms, they will not receive work to complete at home. This is in line with any other type of illness. 

 

If your child is self-isolating because they have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, they will be provided work through the Seesaw App. If your child does not have technology to access Seesaw at home, please contact the school and we will arrange for paper work to be sent directly to your house.  For more information about the school's homelearning offer, please use the link below - 

https://www.hadleigh-inf.essex.sch.uk/web/home_schooling

 

 

If I am entitled to Pupil Premium Funding, will I be provided food if my child can not attend school because of COVID-19? 

 

Yes, the school will provide food parcels for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium-related free school meals and who are not in attendance because they:

 

Are self-isolating;

Have had symptoms or a positive test result themselves;

Are a close contact of someone who has coronavirus (COVID-19);

Are not attending as a result of local restrictions.

 

 

When school reopens in March - does my child have to attend or can I keep them at home? 

 

From Monday 8th March, the government have made attendance mandatory once more. The government’s decision to make school attendance mandatory will mean that parents are legally required to send their child to school.

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