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Coronavirus Update Page

 

 

This page has been set up to keep parents and carers up to date with the latest news and information available to school which may be useful to our families.  

 

At the moment our school is temporarily closed due to staffing difficulties.  We now work with Wolston St. Margaret's C. of E. Primary School and children of critical workers can access childcare at this, our partner school.

 

If you require a place for your child because you are categorised as a critical worker, including if your circumstances have changed since initial contact about childcare, please contact the school office via email at

 

admin2626@welearn365.com 

 

We will then make the arrangements for you.  

This email is checked daily. 

 

 

For parents who are critical workers and not part of our school community, if you are looking for local childcare because your circumstances have changed and you can't get a place at your child's school, please also contact 

 

admin2626@welearn365.com 

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

 

Latest Government information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

Follow the link below:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

 

 

 

Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline

 

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours:
8am to 6pm – Monday to Friday
10am to 4pm – Saturday and Sunday

 

 

Handwashing Advice

 

 

It is essential that everyone washes their hands more often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing with soap employs mechanical action that loosens bacteria and viruses from the skin, rinsing them into the drain. Drying hands afterwards makes the skin less hospitable to the virus. Hand sanitiser can be effective if soap is not available or the situation makes using soap less feasible (i.e. when outside) but using hand sanitiser provides none of the virus-destroying friction that rubbing your hands together and rinsing with water provides.

The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found at:

 

 

While school is temporarily closed, here are some useful websites to support the safeguarding of our children.   

 

 

                                                         helpline@cruse.org.uk or 0808 808 1677                                                                                                                                 www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/coping-with-bereavement/        

 

Please contact the school Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) if you have a concern about a child:

Mrs K Davidson:  head2626@welearn365.com

Mrs L Long:   fell.l@welearn365.com  

 

OR

 

call any of these services listed 

 

 

 

Free School Meals During School Closure

 

If your child is entitled to Free School Meals and you have a query about vouchers during the school closure, please contact the school office email which is checked every working day.

 

admin2626@welearn365.com

 

Please note: The Free School Meals Vouchers are not available for all infant aged children (Reception to Year 2) who during school time don't have to pay for their school meals.  These meals come under the 'Universal Free School Meals' system and is different. 

 

Vouchers are provided for children who have applied and meet the criteria for a Free School Meal throughout their schooling (i.e. beyond Year 2).

 

Government Advice on Social Distancing 

 

Background and scope of guidance

 

This guidance is for everyone, including children. It advises on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). It is intended for use in situations where people are living in their own homes, with or without additional support from friends, family and carers. If you live in a residential care setting guidance is available.

 

We are advising those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.

This group includes those who are:

 

Note: there are some clinical conditions which put people at even higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. If you are in this category, the NHS in England will have directly contacted you with advice about the more stringent measures you should take in order to keep yourself and others safe.  

 

People falling into this group are those who may be at particular risk due to complex health problems such as:

  • people who have received an organ transplant and remain on ongoing immunosuppression medication
  • people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia who are at any stage of treatment
  • people with severe chest conditions such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma (requiring hospital admissions or courses of steroid tablets)
  • people with severe diseases of body systems, such as severe kidney disease (dialysis)

 

What is social distancing?

Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

They are to:

  1. Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough
  2. Avoid non-essential use of public transport when possible
  3. Work from home, where possible. Your employer should support you to do this. Please refer to employer guidance for more information
  4. Avoid large and small gatherings in public spaces, noting that pubs, restaurants, leisure centres and similar venues are currently shut as infections spread easily in closed spaces where people gather together.
  5. Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media
  6. Use telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services

 

Everyone should be trying to follow these measures as much as is practicable.

 

We strongly advise you to follow the above measures as much as you can and to significantly limit your face-to-face interaction with friends and family if possible, particularly if you:

  • are over 70
  • have an underlying health condition
  • are pregnant

 

 

 

  

 

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  • Binley Woods Primary School,
  • Coombe Drive, Binley Woods, Coventry,
  • Warwickshire, CV3 2QU
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