ELING INFANT SCHOOL IS OPEN TO CHILDREN OF CRITICAL WORKERS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN
This page will be updated on a regular basis.
Symptoms and Self Isolation
The most common symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
1. A new continuous cough- this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (If they usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
2. and/or high temperature (37.8)
3. a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)- This means they've noticed they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
If your child has one of these symptoms please contact the school office as soon as possible and refer to the documents below for further advice.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CHILDREN ARE ELIGIBLE FOR TESTING- IF THE TEST IS NEGATIVE THEN YOUR CHILD CAN RETURN TO SCHOOL. Please book a test at https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
NB:WE ARE ASKING ALL STUDENTS, PARENT/CARERS AND STAFF TO ADHERE TO THIS ADVICE TO HELP PREVENT ANY POSSIBLE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS WITHIN SCHOOL
Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water.
Hand washing is particularly important after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so.
Use hand sanitiser if you do not have access to soap and water
NB: WE CURRENTLY HAVE PLENTY OF STOCK AND HAND WASHING MATERIALS FOR ALL CHILDREN AND STAFF. EACH CLASSROOM HAS ITS OWN CLEANING STATION.
Sneezing and Coughing
To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don't have a tissue.
If you use a tissue, throw the tissue away immediately.
Wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel after sneezing/coughing.
NB: WE ARE ASKING ALL CHILDREN, PARENT/CARERS AND STAFF TO ADHERE TO THIS ADVICE TO HELP PREVENT ANY POSSIBLE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS WITHIN SCHOOL
Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
NB: WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED AN ENHANCED CLEANING REGIME, PARTICULARLY AROUND HIGH RISK AREAS SUCH AS DESKS, TOILETS AND DOOR HANDLES. WE HAVE STOCKED UP ON REQUIRED CLEANING PRODUCTS/MATERIALS.
We will continue to make use of the following methods to communicate any updates and / or changes to parents/ carers:
1. Text Message Service
3. School website
NB: the email@example.com email address will continue to be monitored daily as will the telephones. The office times are 8.30am- 4 pm.
To aid communication please could parents/ carers ensure we have the most up to date phone and email contact details.