Coronavirus COVID-19

Coronavirus Update - 22.11.2020

We would like to notify you that as we have been monitoring our emails over the weekend, we have just been informed that a child in Year 2 has tested positive for COVID 19.

Please do not send your child to school tomorrow, Monday 23rd November 2020.

All Year 2 children and staff will need to self isolate from Monday 23rd November until Tuesday 1st December. Children can come back to school on Wednesday 2nd December provided they are well and have not developed any symptoms.

Please see the Dfe guidance below regarding other siblings you may have in the school.

DfE Guidance

If your child is identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) and is asked to self-isolate, you and other members of your household (including any other children in the same school) do not need to self-isolate unless your child, who is self-isolating, subsequently develops symptoms.

Your child will be learning via Seesaw from tomorrow.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email or call the school.

Please stay safe and well, and we look forward to our Year 2 children returning to school Wednesday 2nd December 2020.

Coronavirus Update - 17.11.2020

Following the email we sent out yesterday at 14.12pm, we understand that this may have caused you some anxiety and you may have some questions. To reassure you we would like to remind you of our procedures.

As you are aware the school has been working in Year group bubbles since the new term. The bubbles consist of children and staff within that year group.

We are constantly maintaining social distancing between year group's and staff around the school. This also includes staff taking breaks in separate rooms.

We regularly review our risk assessment and continue with our robust hygiene procedures.

In light of our first bubble closure, we once again ask that you adhere to the following requests to help protect all members of the school community:

  • Only one adult to collect or drop off
  • Wear a mask when you come to drop and collect your child
  • Stay socially distanced from others and do not stop to chat on the school site or in the street
  • Masks MUST be worn if you are entering the building for any reason
  • Do not send your child to school if they or anyone in the household has symptoms of Covid-19 – in that instance, please arrange a test and follow the self-isolation guidance

May we remind you how important it is to have your up to date contact numbers and email address. This is to ensure we can contact you promptly.

Please note that it is every parents responsibility to inform the school as soon as they receive a positive test result. We monitor our emails over the evening and weekend, so that swift action can be taken by the school.

I would also like to refer you to the following DfE Guidance regarding siblings and families of bubbles:

If your child is identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) and is asked to self-isolate, you and other members of your household (including any other children in the same school) do not need to self-isolate unless your child, who is self-isolating, subsequently develops symptoms.

Let’s all work together to protect and keep each other safe.

Please see a copy of the Letter and Email we sent out yesterday on the related documents section of this page. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email or contact the school office.

Coronavirus Update - 06.11.2020

Second Lockdown

Boris Johnson announced another lockdown which will take place across England.

It came into place on Thursday November 5 and will remain for four weeks, ending on Wednesday December 2. But unlike the restrictions in spring, schools, colleges and universities can stay open.

There is fresh evidence that coronavirus poses a very low risk of children from Covid-19, most children who originally had to shield will no longer need to do so and can still go to school.

If your child is classed as clinically extremely vulnerable contact your GP.

Under the new restrictions:

  • People are being told to stay at home unless they have a specific reason to leave, such as work which cannot be done from home and education
  • And people are also allowed to leave home for exercise medical reasons, food and other essential shopping and providing care for vulnerable people or for volunteering
  • Meeting indoors or in private gardens will not be allowed
  • But individuals can meet one other person from another household outside in a public place
  • Pubs, bars, restaurants and non-essential retail across the nation will close but takeaways and click-and-collect shopping can remain open
  • Leisure and entertainment venues, including gyms, will also close
  • Construction sites and manufacturing workplaces can remain open
  • People are still allowed to form support bubbles
  • Children can move between homes if their parents are separated
  • Clinically vulnerable people are asked to be "especially careful" but people are not being asked to resume shielding
  • Please continue to follow the guidelines below if you or anyone in the family presents with Covid 19 symptoms.

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

Due to the social distancing measures that we are taking at Edison, may we remind you that parents should only visit the school office if it is urgent or for a late drop off/ early pick up.

All face to face meetings are suspended. If you need to speak to your child's class teacher or have any enquiry or concern, please email the school at parent@edisonprimary.org or telephone the main office on 020 8873 3337.

No household mixing

Please note that we will not send a child home with another adult from a different household, UNLESS they are in your childcare support bubble.

If you need any further clarification on what a childcare support bubble is, please see link below.

What a childcare bubble is:

A childcare bubble is where one household links with one other household to provide informal childcare to a child or children aged 13 or under. They can provide the childcare in either or both of the homes from the 2 households. ‘Informal’ childcare means it is unpaid and unregistered.

All adults in both households must agree to this arrangement. The childcare can be provided where necessary in any location – public or private, indoors or outdoors.

You can only use a childcare bubble for childcare – that is, where the child’s parent or regular carer is not present.
You cannot use a childcare bubble to mix with another household for other reasons.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/making-a-childcare-bubble-with-another-household

Advice And Support For Parents And Carers

Whether you're working from home with your kids for the first time or supporting children during these unprecedented times, the NSPCC has tips and advice for you.

Please click on the following link:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/

Handwashing Guide

The very important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

 

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