Latest Government Guidance
What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings.
On Tuesday 2nd June the DfE updated guidance for parents and carers about the wider opening of nurseries, schools and colleges, transport, attendance, free school meals and remote education.
This includes information on the curriculum, after school activities, repeating a year for pupils, transport and keeping children safe online. They have also amended information on if its compulsory to send pupils to educational settings and education for children at home. It also includes updated information for parents of children with special education needs.
To read the guidance in full, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers
The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene. E-Bug has published posters on hand hygiene, and covering coughs and sneezes, to display in bathrooms, classrooms and shared spaces.
The hand and respiratory hygiene posters and other educational resources can be found here:
- Meet the teacher letter 18.6.20
- Parenting Lockdown Schools Flyer
- Back to school letter for parents
- FAQ for parents answers
- Disclaimer letter
- Key Worker registration form
- Key worker information letter 23.3.20
- Corona virus letter to parents 22.3.20
- Key worker information letter 20.3.20
- Corona virus letter to parents 19.3.20
- Corona virus letter to parents 18.3.20
Test and Trace
It’s really important that you take immediate action to be tested if you start to develop any of the symptoms of coronavirus. The symptoms include a new continuous cough, a high temperature and a loss of or change in your normal sense of taste or smell.
The first step to take is to self-isolate for at least 7 days from the start of any symptoms and then order a test by visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.
If the test is positive, you will need to complete the rest of your 7-day self-isolation, unless you continue to have a high temperature, in which case you should continue to self-isolate until this returns to normal.
If you live with other people, all other household members must stay at home for 14 days, unless they also develop symptoms of coronavirus. If they develop symptoms, then they should also book a test right away.
People who have tested positive will then be contacted by ‘contact tracers’ from the NHS Test and Trace service to talk them through their next steps. They will also need to share information with the team about their recent interactions.
This could include household members, people with whom they have been in direct contact with or within 2 metres from someone for more than 15 minutes.
People identified as having been in close contact with someone who has a positive test must stay at home for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms, to stop unknowingly spreading the virus.
There is more information about Test and Trace on this website so please take a look: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/coronavirus
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