Covid 19

Hi Everyone,

 
Yesterday, we had a child in school for the morning, who has since tested positive for COVID19. We have phoned the Public Health England Help Line for school settings and will be following the advice given. A letter is attached.
In short - 
  • all children still need to attend school if they are well
  • all children (under 18 years) who have had close contact are advised to have a PCR test. In this case, it will be children from Y1 and Y2 only. We do not believe that other children had close contact. If your child is in Y1 or Y2 we have been asked to advise you to have them tested within the next couple of days.
  • Our staff will increase their LF test to daily if they have had close contact.
No other actions are needed at this point. I understand that this may be worrying for many of you but would like to reassure you that we have a well executed sanitising regime and that all staff follow the expectations of our COVID risk assessment. PHE were happy that we have put all measures in place and that we have minimised the risks for all.
 
If you have any further concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
Much appreciated, 

Janette McClintock (she/her)

Headteacher

please see PHE letter below

PHE letter and Advice to All Parents 


Dear Parents, 


We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case  of COVID-19 within the school setting. 


We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.


The school remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well. We encourage household members that are aged 11 and over to continue with twice weekly LFD testing to help identify cases promptly.

 

If you think your child is a close contact but has not have not been contacted directly by NHS Test and Trace please follow the guidance here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person#i-think-i-have-had-contact-with-someone-who-has-tested-positive-for-covid-19-but-i-have-not-been-notified-and-advised-to-self-isolate-what-should-i-do  


What to do if your child develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or tests positive for COVID-19


If your child  develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), they should get a PCR test and remain at home at least until the result is known. If negative, the child can end self-isolation; if positive, the child should isolate until at least 10 days after their symptoms appeared. Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a new, continuous cough, or a high temperature, or a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).   If the child has a positive test result but do not have symptoms, they should stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days from the date the positive test was taken. This isolation period will be extended if they go on to develop symptoms by counting 10 full days from the day following their symptom onset. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for a PCR test (the normally available test type) and this can be arranged via Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) or by calling 119.  


Instructions for people who live in the same household as someone with COVID-19 (tested positive or symptomatic awaiting a test result)


From 16 August, you will not be required to self-isolate if you are a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and any of the following apply:

  • you are fully vaccinated

  • you are below the age of 18 years 6 months

  • you have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial

  • you are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons


Fully vaccinated means that you have been vaccinated with an MHRA approved COVID-19 vaccine in the UK, and at least 14 days have passed since you received the recommended doses of that vaccine.


NHS Test and Trace will contact you to let you know that you have been identified as a contact and check whether you are legally required to self-isolate. If you are not legally required to self-isolate, you will be provided with advice on testing and given guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19. Even if you do not have symptoms, you will be advised to have a PCR test as soon as possible.


Any member of the household who is aged 18 years and 6 months or over and has only received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine or has not received any dose of the COVID-19 vaccination will still be required to self-isolate as household contact of a someone with COVID-19 symptoms awaiting testing and someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Please read the stay at home guidance which provides information on this. 


Household members who are not exempt from isolation as close contacts should not go to work, school/college/childcare/education setting or public areas, and exercise should be taken within the home. If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online. Household members staying at home for 10 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.


You could be fined if you do not self-isolate following a notification by NHS Test and Trace. You may be entitled to a one-off payment of £500 through the NHS Test and Trace Support Payment scheme if you are required to stay at home and self-isolate or you are the parent or guardian of a child who has been told to self-isolate. 


Those who are clinically extremely vulnerable should be supported to minimise their contact with other people in the household during this period, regardless of whether others have symptoms or not.

Instructions for household contacts who are not required to self-isolate from 16 August


Even if you are vaccinated, you can still be infected with COVID-19 and pass it on to others. If you are identified as a contact of someone with COVID-19 but you are not required to self-isolate, you can help protect others by following the guidance on how to stay safe and help prevent the spread. As well as getting a PCR test, you may also consider:

  • limiting close contact with other people outside your household, especially in enclosed spaces

  • wearing a face covering for those aged 11 and over in crowded places such as school/college/public transport

  • limiting contact with anyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable

  • taking part in regular LFD testing


You should follow this advice while the person in your household with COVID-19 is self-isolating.


If you are a health or social care worker or a student undertaking a work placement   who has been identified as a household contact and are exempt from self-isolation, there is additional guidance available that you should follow to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 in these settings.


If you develop symptoms at any time, even if these are mild, self-isolate immediately, arrange to have a COVID-19 PCR test and follow the guidance for people with COVID-19 symptoms.


For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.


If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.


How to stop coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading 


There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with coronavirus (COVID-19):


  • get vaccinated – everyone aged 18 and over can book COVID-19 vaccination appointments now and 16-17 year olds are being offered 1 dose of the vaccination by 23 August

  • wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day 

  • 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

  • meet people outside and avoid crowded areas

  • open doors and windows to let in fresh air if meeting people inside

  • wear a face covering if aged 11 and over when it's hard to stay away from other people – particularly indoors or in crowded places

  • participate in twice weekly LFD testing following national guidelines (recommended for 11 years and over). We encourage you to log your results here: https://www.gov.uk/log-test-site-covid19-results


Further Information


Further information is available at 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ 



Yours sincerely

Headteacher

 

 

Important update - Covid Guidance 9th June 2021

In response to the transmission of variants of concern, Public Health England (PHE) South East, is advising all close contacts of COVID-19 cases to get a COVID-19 PCR test (ideally 5 days after exposure or day five of isolation) whether or not they have symptoms of coronavirus COVID-19.

Adapted drop off and pick up times for all year groups - 21st June 2021

Drop off times for all year groups - 

Gates will open early to allow for social distancing @ 08:25

Doors open - 8:35

Register - 8:40 and closes at 8:50

Pick up times are as follows to allow for free flow in and out of the school gates -

Year R - 14:50

Year 1, 2 and 3 - 14:55

Years 5 and 6 - 15:00

Remember to keep 2m apart if not members of the same household and use the one-way system in and out of the site. 

COVID19 Risk Assessment

Click here to see the revised Corona Virus Risk Assesment for 3rd September 2021

Click here to see the revised Corona Virus Risk Assesment for 24th May 2021

Click here to see the revised Corona Virus Risk Assesment for 8th March 2021

Adapted COVID Policies

Please click here to see the Covid 19 Safeguarding Policy

 

Latest letter from TKAT re Covid 19 and school Sunday 3rd January 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

As I am sure you are aware our school is in a COVID 19 Tier 4 area and the new strain has significantly increased the number of people who are being infected. The safety of our children and staff remains our prime concern. As a result, on the advice of the Kemnal Academies Trust, we have taken the difficult decision, at short notice, to delay the opening of our school. This is to enable us to review our risk assessments and put in place any further safety measures that may be needed.

At the direction of the Kemnal Academies Trust, Monday 4th January will now be an INSET day and our school will be closed to all children. On Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th, January school will now be open to vulnerable children and children from Keyworker families only. If you wish your child to attend under either of these categories please contact the school via e mail – office@weyfield-tkat.org entitled keyworker/vulnerable. All other children will be taught via remote learning using the Show My Homework app. We intend to open our school to all children from Thursday 7th January, but this is subject to any changes to national guidance. We will of course let you know of any changes as soon as we know.

This decision has not been taken lightly and we fully appreciate the inconvenience this will cause, but the safety of the children and staff comes first. We are grateful for your understanding and continued support during this most difficult of times. We share your ambition and hope for school to be safely open for all children as soon as we possibly can and return to normal education and school life.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need further assistance.
Stay safe,
Janette McClintock
Headteacher

Covid Guidance Communication for the New Tier 3 please follow the links below

click here to see the poster and follow this link for further inforation https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Please click here to see update 5th November 2020

please click here to read the latest Staff and Bubble change

 Please click here to read the Bubble closure for Reception (Birch) class 3rd November 2020

Pick off and drop off times after Easter

We have had another look at the times to help minimise waiting around and have reduced the time between the first and last drop off - hope this helps 😁
Drop off Pick up
YR - 8:45 2:45
Y1 - 8:40 2:40
Y2 - 8:40 2:40
Y3 - 8:45 2:45
Y4 - 8:50 2:50
Y5 - 8:45 2:45
Y6 - 8:50 2:50

Please Click here to see Weyfield flyer for our Covid response team and procedure

covid     covid 2

click here to view the latest letter for parents about COVID-19 symptoms from Public Health England.The intention of the letter is to answer some of the questions parents may have around testing.

click here to see reviewed safety measures, dropping off, picking up & lates

/23/school-lunches-coolmilk-free-school-meals Click on the link to see the current hot menus for children receiving hot meals.

Please click here to see the full Coronavirus risk assessment for primary schools

Returning to school in a bubble click here to read

Individual class letters and timetables are below,  please click on each class name for the letter and timetable.

ELM year 1  timetable click here  ********please see above and below for new drop off and collection times

HAZEL year 2 timetable click here ******please see above and below for new drop off and collection times

OLIVE year 3 timetable click here *******please see above and below for new drop off and collection times

PINE year 4 timetable click here

WILLOW year 5 timetable click here

MAPLE year 6 timetable click here

How to remove a face covering please click here

Start and finish times and where to go

YR           8:45        14:45     Front gate

**********NEW TIME 8.50 collect 14.50 Back gate

**********NEW TIME 8.40 collect 14.40 Front gate

**********.NEW TIME 8.55 collect 14.55 Back gate          

Y4           9:00        15:00     Back gate

Y5           8:50        14:50     Back gate

Y6           9:00        15:00     Front gate

please click here to read the Covid 19 Customer Charter information from our catering company Twelve15

Drop off Pick up
YR - 8:45 2:45
Y1 - 8:40 2:40
Y2 - 8:40 2:40
Y3 - 8:45 2:45
Y4 - 8:50 2:50
Y5 - 8:45 2:45
Y6 - 8:50 2:50