CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES

Important Information from School

Covid Outbreak update Letter - Bubbles - 17th January 2022

Covid Risk Assessment December 2021

Outbreak Management Plan December 2021

Daily testing for contacts of COVID-19

From Tuesday 14 December, a new national approach to daily testing for contacts of COVID-19 is being introduced (including until the end of this term). All adults who are fully vaccinated and children aged 5 to 18 years and 6 months, identified as a contact of someone with COVID-19 – whether Omicron or not – should take a lateral flow device (LFD) test every day for 7 days instead of self-isolating. Daily testing by close contacts will help to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Daily testing for contacts of COVID-19 will help protect education settings by reducing transmission and will also help keep pupils in face-to-face education.

Once notified by NHS Test and Trace as a close contact, all eligible staff, pupils and students should take an LFD each day for 7 days and report the results through the Online Reporting System and to their setting. If they test negative, they can continue to attend their education setting. Outside of the education setting, they should continue to follow the advice set out in the Sunday 12 December press release. This approach should also be adopted over the winter break and on return in January.

If they test positive, they should self-isolate and order a PCR test to confirm the result. If the PCR is positive, they must self-isolate for 10 days. If the PCR test is negative, they no longer need to self-isolate but should continue to carry out the remainder of the daily tests, and only need to isolate if it is positive.

 

Covid Risk Assessment November 2021

Outbreak Management Plan November 2021

Covid Risk Assessment September 2021

Outbreak Mangement Plan September 2021

Thank you for your support in ensuring pupils are kept safe, well and able to learn at home during this unprecedented time with the Coronavirus outbreak. As a school, we are hugely appreciative of how our community has come together to support one another. 

With regards to our Trust wide position, we remain committed to following the latest government advice. 

Below you will find all our communication to parents relating to this matter. This page will be continually updated with all our letters so please do keep checking for updates. Additionally, you can contact the school via telephone on 020 8854 5055 or email info@woodhill.greenwich.sch.uk  should you have a specific question, or matter, you would like to discuss.

COVID-19 Useful Information

We are keen to ensure pupil and community safety is our utmost priority and will continue to follow the advice given by the Department for Education (DfE) and Public Health England. All of the Department for Education’s coronavirus guidance for educational settings can now be found in one place on GOV.UK at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-schools-and-other-educational-settings

DFE 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 to Sunday)

Advice for parents/carers during coronavirus

Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured. NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same care that they have always done. Please click here for some helpful advice.

Guidance for parents and carers: keeping children safe online

The Government information for parents and carers has been updated to include a section on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online. You can read this here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Lastly, we would like to thank you all for your continued support for our school. It means so much to all of our staff to know we are able to work closely together for the good of our children at this difficult time.

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