COVID-19 Advice for Parents

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

As of midnight on Friday 16th October large areas of Essex will be moved into Tier 2 restrictions. 



Tier 2 restrictions - High Level of Alert


What it means -


All businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a Covid-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law, such as nightclubs and adult entertainment venues;


Certain businesses selling food or drink on their premises are required to close between 10pm and 5am. Businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-thru;


Schools, universities and places of worship remain open;


Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees;


Organised indoor sport and exercise classes can continue to take place, provided the Rule of Six is followed;


The “Rule of Six” will continue to apply outdoors and in private gardens;


People must not meet with anybody outside their household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place;


People should aim to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible. If they need to travel, they should walk or cycle where possible, or to plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport.





Useful support for parents - 
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.  



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.

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