Covid-19


Information  for parents - relating to Coronavirus symptoms

Gov guidance for Coronavirus

 

Risk Assessment for Reopening - September 2020

Please click here to view the latest version of our risk assessment for reopening in September 2020.

The lastest addendum to the Risk Assessment (09/10/20) can be found by clicking here

Coronavirus Information Service

The Government have on Wednesday 25th March launched a Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp.

This is a free, automated 'chatbot' service which will allow you to get answers to the most common questions directly from the Government.

To use the service:
- Download the WhatsApp app
- Add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts
- Send the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

The service will provide information on coronavirus prevention and symptoms, the latest number of cases in the UK, advice on staying at home, travel advice and myth busting.

The government will also send messages to all opted-in users if required.

 

School Closure Information

During this time we would like to signpost you towards the information provided by the Department of Education. 

From Friday 20 March schools, childcare and other educational settings are closed for everyone except:

children of critical workers
vulnerable children
The Department of Education have published guidance for parents and carers:

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

 

Covid 19 School Closure Policy

 

INFORMATION GUIDE FOR A PHASED RETURN TO CARR LODGE ACADEMY FOR PARENT/CARERS

 

Letters from the CEO at Exceed Learning Partnership

CEO Letter 19 March 2020

CEO Letter 15 April 2020

CEO Letter 14 May 2020

CEO Letter 14 May 2020

CEO Letter 29 May

CEO Letter 5th June

CEO Letter 11th June

CEO Letter 29th June

 

 

Critical workers

If parents’ work is critical to the coronavirus response, their children will be prioritised for early years and education provision.

The Government has published a list of critical workers:

critical keyworker guidance and list

The government will also send messages to all opted-in users if required.

Please find below links for further information for businesses.

https://wearedoncaster.co.uk

https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/health-wellbeing/coronavirus-advice-for-employers-and-businesses

 

For the latest advice, from Doncaster Council, regarding the Coronavirus please follow the link below and fill out the self-isolation form if you are self-isolating:

https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/doitonline/let-us-know-if-you-are-self-isolating

https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/health-wellbeing/coronavirus-covid-19

 

Signs and Symptoms

If you, or someone in your household are experiencing these symptoms:

·         A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

·         A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

Please stay at home and use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do:

NHS - School Nursing Team point of contact: 01302 566766

 

Staying Fit During Isolation

Public Health England and the Government have stated how important trying to get some exercise is currently, on the back of this Sport England have announced a new campaign.

The campaign called “Join the Movement” is being promoted on social media using hashtag #StayinWorkOut. The campaign is aimed at helping people to stay active during Covid-19, with ideas around how they can do this within their homes, and (at the time of writing) the guidelines of 1 x exercise outside per day. The weblink can be found below with ideas of activity from a number of trusted sources such as the NHS, Joe Wicks and many others and are suitable for all ages and abilities; Join the movement

 

Keeping Calm and Postive Relationships 

During this stressful time it is important to maintain positive relationships with those you are isolating with. Please find below some advice on keeping calm and maintaining positive relationships.

Keeping Calm and Positive Relationships

Relate advice

For any of our families struggling with well being during this difficult time additional information can be found here:

Mind.org.uk

 

Solihill Approach Online

The Solihill approach promotes understanding of children’s health and emotional wellbeing and gives additional strategies to use with your child. Please see the links below for information as to how to access this support. 

Family Hub Helping your child 

Understanding your child

Access to the voucher system for Free School Meals
The DFE announced that a voucher system will be put in place so that schools will distribute to those pupils who are eligible to receive a free school meal, once this information is available.

Pupils who are attending the academy will still receive their meals when they are on site. We will also be supplying any child who is entitled to a Free School Meal to a link to access a 10 day food voucher through Wonde. From Monday 11th April the Government Voucher scheme will start and all children entitled to a Free School Meal will receive an emailed link to their family main contact email address to claim their voucher.

Universal Free Schools Meals were not included in this announcement. This is the free meal that pupils receive up to the age of 7. For any child who is not entitled to receive a free school meal, parents are asked to pay for their child’s school meal in the normal way. If parents do have concerns about providing meals for children once the academies/ schools close, please contact the Principal and we will help and support you all we can. We have made links with local supermarkets and food banks in order to provide support for any family which requires this.

If you are unsure as to whether your child may be entitled to a free school meal then please visit https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/doitonline/free-school-meals and submit the online application for an immediate decision.

 

Staying safe online

Now more than ever it is important to ensure that your child has access to his/her learning whilst school is closed. For those who are unable to access resources online, school will endeavour to supply you with additional paper copies/worksheets for your child to complete at home. But with the ever increasing online traffic comes the issue of hackers and individuals posing not as themselves. Therefore please check out the links below to ensure your child stays safe online:

Think u know                 Think u know KS2

BBC How to keep children safe online

Parentinfo.org.uk

NSPCC online digital world guide

 

School Nursing Team - Single Point of Contact and eClinic

Please click on the links below for onformation on the schools nursing team and the eClinic app.

School Nursing Team

eClinic App

 

Aspire Drug and Alcohol Services

Beating addiction, please see further informaton here

Advice on Managing Alcohol Dependence, please see further informaton here

 

Listening Ear -  is the bereavement helpline service operational across Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield offering timely support for people affected by COVID 19.

Please see further informaton here

 

Doncaster Children and Young Peoples CAMHS - mental health service

Doncaster Libraries 

 

Relationship Matters: Please click this link