Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Situation
We will use this page to update and inform parents and carers about any changes to school arrangements due to Coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions enforced by Government and the Department of Education (DfE).
Covid-19 Situation - from 27th January
Schools' Covid-19 Safety Measures were updated from the Government changes in relation to Test and Tracing of Close Contacts from 14th December 2021, Isolation Periods from 17th January 2022, and Face Coverings from 27th January.
Outbreak Management Plan
Flow Chart in the event of children displaying Covid-19 symptoms and handling confirmed cases
Rapid Testing for Households
Adults in households, childcare bubbles and support bubbles of children in primary school can now order Lateral Flow Test Kits and take part in rapid testing twice weekly if you wish to do so.
Please see the leaflet below for full details:
How the school will use the Covid19 catch-up premium
In the event of children needing to isolate due to confirmed cases within school or a local outbreak, we will continue to place lessons and resources on the Home Learning page to ensure pupils can continue education during an isolation period.
You will need a password to access these resources. This has been issued to parents already.
If you need a reminder, please contact the school office. We can also supply forgotten passwords for other online resources.
Coronavirus | Shropshire Council
Schools COVID-19 operational guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Managing coronavirus (COVID-19) in education and childcare settings - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
General advice from HM Government
Coronavirus Explained for Children
Axel Scheffler (illustrator of the Gruffalo) has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.
The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:
• What is the coronavirus?
• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?
Please find a copy of the book below:
Summary of Operational Guidance
Below is a summary of the changes in relation to Face Coverings from 27th January 2022. Please read these carefully:
Below is a summary of the changes in relation to Isolation Periods of Positive Cases from 17th January 2022. Please read these carefully:
Below is a summary of the changes in relation to the Management of Suspected & Positive Cases and Contact Tracing from 14th December 2021. Please read these carefully:
Below is a summary of the safety measures introduced as a temporary measure from 27th November 2021. Please read these carefully:
Below is a summary of the operation of school since September 2021 which remain in place and have not changed (unless measures are implemented to prevent an 'outbreak'). Please read these points carefully: