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COVID19 - School safeguarding policy addendum

 

COVID-19 school closure arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection at  Humberstone Junior & Infant Academies.

Talking to children about coronavirus

 

The PDF file below is intended to help you speak to your children about the Corona virus in a clear and informative way:

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing

 

Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing

 

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Some resources that may be helpful for parent carers of children and young people with SEND or children and young people themselves.:

 

https://www.humberstonejunioracademy.co.uk/news/detail/coronavirus-resources-for-parents-of-children-with/

 

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School Closure: Letter to Parents

This page contains answers to frequently asked questions about the ongoing Corona virus outbreak.

 

Please check our website regularly for updates.

 

We follow government guidance which is constantly being updated here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

 

The new guidance for social distancing can be found here:
 
The new guidance on staying at home for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus can be found here:

 

 

What are the symptoms of Corona virus? COVID-19?

 

The most common symptoms of corona virus (COVID-19) are a new, continuous cough or a high temperature.

 

 

How can I avoid catching and spreading the Corona virus?

 

- Wash your hands with soap and water often and especially before meals. – do this for at least 20 seconds

 

- Always wash your hands when you get home or into work

 

- Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

 

- 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

 

- Avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas

 

- Avoid events with large groups of people.

 

- Do not go to your GP or hospital. Use your phone or the Internet to contact 111 for advice.

https://111.nhs.uk/

 

 

What if my child has symptoms?

 

Children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others.

If children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they will be sent home.

 

 

How long should you stay at home for?
 

If you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days

if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms.

 

 

Will the school close?

 

Unless the school has been directly advised to close by the local Public Health England Health Protection Team, the school will remain open. We will announce any school closures on the school website and via ParentMail.

 

 

Where can I find more information?

 

More information can be found at the links below:

 

The best way to wash your hands:

https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU

 

Government advice for places of Education:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

 

CBBC Newsround Question and Answer session about the Corona virus for Children.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2rQV34fr-M