The Glyn Learning Foundation

Covid Guidelines

In line with Government Guidelines, the children are no longer arranged into "bubbles" and we have returned to a more "normal" mixing of children within the school community. There is no requirement for staff or children to wear face coverings except while they are on dedicated school transport. However, they may continue to wear them in school if they wish.

We are continuing to be vigilant with hygiene and cleaning in school and are maximising ventilation and using outdoor spaces where appropriate. Staff and children, where appropriate, are encouraged to continue with regular LFT testing at home.

Where a child either has Covid symptoms or tests positive, they must not attend school and are expected to follow the government guidance, seek a PCR test and isolate at home for 10 days. If your child develops symptoms while in school, we expect them to be collected as soon as possible. Please let us know if you child either develops symptoms or receives a positive test.

COVID-19 Symptoms

The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If your child has any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild:

  1. Get a PCR test (test that is sent to a lab) to check if they have COVID-19 as soon as possible.
  2. Your child should stay at home and not have visitors (self-isolate) until you get the test result – they can only leave home to have the test. Check if you and anyone else your child lives with need to self-isolate.

 

In the event of a Positive Case in a Class

We hope that all our staff and children remain well and free from Covid. However, if a positive case does occur in your child's class, we will inform you of this as follows:

  • Following the first case in a class, we will send a letter to parents in that class, to let you know. The government is no longer advising that close contacts of a positive case need to isolate, and we therefore expect all other children in that class to continue to attend as long as they are well.
  • For subsequent cases in the same class within ten days of the first case, we will not be sending further letters home, unless the number of cases reaches the threshold of 5 students or 10% of the class advised by the government. In this case we will inform PHE and follow their advice on any further actions.
  • After 10 days, we will start again notifying you of any further new cases.

 

COVID Risk Assessment

We will continue to maintain a COVID risk assessment, which includes the following strategies;

  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Isolation of people with COVID symptoms (see information below) using the isolation room/sending home
  • Students and staff with symptoms or who have tested positive or been told to isolate should not be in school
  • Enhanced hygiene measures, e.g. frequent handwashing
  • PPE to be used for close contact situations
  • Face coverings recommended for children who use dedicated school transport public transport
  • Staff LFD COVID testing (at present confirmed until the end of September)
  • Ventilated building
  • Following advice from Public Health England in the event of an outbreak
  • Following ‘The Contingency Framework’ in the event of a local outbreak

 

 

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