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Useful Information; including COVID-19 and Risk Assessments

If you suspect your child has coronavirus or has a positive test

Do not send your child to their nursery, childminder, school, college or to an entry test for a selective school if:

You should follow public health advice on when to self-isolate and what to do.

 

Individuals are not required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with COVID-19, or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, and any of the following apply:

  • they are fully vaccinated
  • they are below the age of 18 years and 6 months
  • they have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial
  • they are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

 

NHS Test and Trace will inform affected individuals, children or their parents or carers that they have been in close contact with a positive case, and advise them to take a PCR test. We would encourage all individuals to take a PCR test if advised to do so.

Children and young people aged under 18 years 6 months who usually attend school who have been identified as a close contact should continue to attend school as normal. They do not need to wear a face covering within the school, but it is expected and recommended that these are worn when travelling on public or dedicated transport. Further information is available in the stay at home: guidance for households.

October half term

October 2021 half term camp

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IN-PATIENT OR CAMHS SERVICES

Tracing and self-isolation

Nurseries, schools and colleges only need to trace close contacts up to and including 18 July. From 19 July, as with positive cases in any other setting, NHS Test and Trace will work with the positive case and/or their parents to identify close contacts. This is likely to be a small number of individuals who would be most at risk of contracting COVID-19 due to the nature of the close contact. As parents or carers, you may be contacted to help with identifying close contacts.

 

Individuals are not required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with COVID-19, or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, and any of the following apply:

  • they are fully vaccinated
  • they are below the age of 18 years and 6 months
  • they have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial
  • they are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

Instead, NHS Test and Trace will inform affected individuals, children or their parents or carers that they have been in close contact with a positive case, and advise them to take a PCR test. We would encourage all individuals to take a PCR test if advised to do so.

Children and young people aged under 18 years 6 months who usually attend school who have been identified as a close contact should continue to attend school as normal. They do not need to wear a face covering within the school, but it is expected and recommended that these are worn when travelling on public or dedicated transport. Further information is available in the stay at home: guidance for households.

The presentation on the link below is from Swindon Healthy Schools and is a summary and reminder of the key Public Health messaging to prevent the spread  of the Covid Virus and how young people can help protect friends, family and the community over half term.

The presentation also includes information on some simple strategies students can use to stay healthy, positive and mindful of their wellbeing.

You may wish to share with your children.

 

https://www.swindonhealthyschools.org/Primary%20Presentation%20-%20Stay%20Safe%20Over%20Half%20Term.pptx

Fostering

Are you a parent/carer of a child with SEND?

This term we are re-launching our SEND Parent/Carer coffee mornings. These will take place in our new Well-Being Centre and will take the form of a relaxed, informal support group run by parents, for parents. They will be run by Lucy Simoncsics, a parent herself, who also has experience of working at Koalas SEND Pre-School and as a volunteer with Swindon Advocacy Movement. Mrs Smith (formally Mrs Clegg) will also be on-hand for advice and support if needed. Mr Williams is the SEND Governor.

Our first group will be on Thursday 12th December at 9am (we'll provide the mince pies!).

We look forward to seeing you there.

Helping your child with English

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