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Kingsham Primary School

Please see below the key areas of our risk assessment to keep our children, staff and wider school community safe during the Autumn 2021 term:

As a school, we will prioritise the Prevention measures outlined in the DfE's 'Schools Operational Guidance'

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

  • 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)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If your child displays symptoms of Covid-19:

  • Do not send your child to school. (Their siblings can continue to attend school.)
  • Organise a PCR test and isolate until you have the results. If the test is negative your child can return to school. In the event of a positive case, NHS Test and Trace will tell you when the isolation period ends.

If your child receives a positive Covid-19 test result:

  • Do not send your child to school. (Their siblings can continue to attend school.)
  • Notify the school of the positive result and the date that NHS TEst and Trace advised the isolation period will end.

Organisation of our teaching spaces:

  • Maximum ventilation – windows and doors open whenever possible
  • Children will wear PE kits to school on the days they have PE

Hand washing will be encouraged throughout the day:

  • When children enter school in the morning
  • When they go out for break and lunch (am and pm)
  • When they return from break and lunch
  • If changing classrooms (including going into the hall)
  • Before leaving at the end of the day
  • If there are concerns about sharing or contamination from outside the bubble.

If there is a suspected case

  • Move the child to the medical room to be isolated – Remain at least 2 metres away at all times
  • Anyone attending to the child should wear PPE (available in every classroom, from the medical room or the front office)
  • The office will contact home for the child to be picked up as swiftly as possible
  • Child will then need to take a PCR test
  • Medical room and child’s workspace to be thoroughly cleaned down

SYMPTOMATIC TESTING (PCR Test)

 

Visitors

  • By prior appointment only–
  • Full details taken when the visitor signs in 
  • Visitors will be asked to wear face masks.
  • Visitor Policy will be strictly followed.