Covid-19 Guidance and Resources for Parents
Public Health Measures and Guidance
Information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Safeguarding and Wellbeing Resources
We have a special page of safeguarding and wellbeing resources to support pupils and parents. Please click here to access the page.
Informing School of a Pupil’s Positive Covid Test Result
It is important that we are notified by parents of a pupil’s positive result as soon as the test result is known.
If you receive notification of a positive test result out of school hours (eg. in the evening or at the weekend), please do not wait until the next school day to inform the school. The sooner we are informed, the quicker we can act to inform other members of the school community who may have had close or direct contact with the affected pupil.
Letter to parents from Liverpool's Director of Childrens' Service and Director of Public Health (6 October 2020)
Please click here to read an important update for parents from Mr Reddy and Mr Ashton
Mandatory Use of Face Coverings (Y7-13)
Following the Government announcement that Merseyside will be an area subject to local interventions, we are introducing the mandatory use of face coverings for all pupils in Years 7-13 in the corridors and communal areas (not classrooms) from Monday 21 September.
Pupils should come to school from Monday 21 September onwards with either a disposable face mask or face covering made from a plain material. If your child is exempt from wearing a mask, please provide a note of explanation that your son/daughter should hand to their Form Tutor.
This action is being taken in accordance with the Government guidance outlined below:
'In these intervention areas, in education settings where Year 7 and above are educated, face coverings should be worn by adults (staff and visitors) and pupils when moving around indoors, such as in corridors and communal areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain. As in the general approach, it will not usually be necessary to wear face coverings in the classroom, where protective measures already mean the risks are lower, and they may inhibit teaching and learning.’
The safety of pupils and staff is always our top priority and the school also plays an important part in protecting the health of the wider community.
COVID-19 Absence Advice for Parents
Letter from Public Health England (PHE) to Parents (23 September 2020) - advice on when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are
We recommend that parents access the quick guide for parents below as it sets out clearly the actions you must take in a variety of situations and also when a child is able to come back to school.
Essential Use of Face Coverings
It is now essential that parents and carers in Liverpool wear face coverings when collecting and dropping off their children at school. Those who cannot wear face coverings should maintain social distancing of at least 2m from children and other parents/ carers.
When you are collecting and dropping off your child, please ensure you follow this directive to help ensure the safety of our school and the wider community.
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- wash your hands as soon as you get home
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
Symptoms of COVID 19
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature and/or
- a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/or by phoning 119.