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Covid-19 Information

 

 

Notification of Covid-19 test results

Dear parents/carers,

It is important that we are informed of any positive or suspected Covid-19 cases within our school community in order that we can track and trace close contacts. Going forward this includes weekends as well.

We have therefore created an email address for parents/carers and staff to use. This is covid19@grafton.bardaglea.org.uk. Once you have used the email, you will receive further communication requesting essential information which allows us to establish all close contacts. A member of staff may call you as well.

This is an extremely important process to follow to ensure the safety of pupils and school staff.

If you, your child, or a member of your household or support bubble receives a positive test result during normal school hours please telephone the main office immediately on 020 3727 5171

Kind regards

 

Travelling Overseas 

Dear Parents/Carers,

If you are travelling abroad with your children, we must remind you to follow the Government's quarantine guidance upon your return to the UK.

 If you are travelling from overseas, then you MUST self-isolate for 10 days upon your return. This is because it can take up to 10 days for coronavirus symptoms to appear.

The 10-day period is counted from the day after you leave an overseas country, or territory or island.

You will need to self-isolate when you arrive in England if you visit somewhere that is not exempt in the 10 days before you arrive. Visiting includes making a transit stop.

 In England, if you do not self-isolate, you can receive a fixed penalty notice of £1,000.

If you are self-isolating for this reason, you must inform the school office by email along with a copy of your flight details. Please send this to the dedicated school Covid email address - covid19@grafton.bardaglea.org.uk

Please can we also remind you that this information is constantly being updated, as are the countries on the travel corridor list, therefore you must follow the most up to date guidance upon your return.

Kind regards,

Miss Winter

Attendance Lead

 

Visiting our school site

When dropping your child off, or waiting to pick them up, you must:

  • wear a face mask (unless you are exempt from wearing one)
  • stay at least 2 metres away from others

Self-isolation

Do not send your child to school if:

  • they are showing coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms
  • someone in their household is showing symptoms, is awaiting a test result or has tested positive for Covid-19

Please also self-isolate yourself and your family for the advised amount of time if you have just returned from a country on the Government’s quarantine list.

 

Tests

Arrange a test only if you or your child develops symptoms, has been contacted back the school or track and trace and please inform us of the results.

 

 

Only send your child to school if they are well enough to attend. If you need help deciding on whether you should send them school or not, contact the school office on 0203 727 5171 or click the link to see the advice given by the NHS

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school/

Please note: Advice from the NHS may differ slightly to that of the school.

All visitors to the school are required to wear face masks on the school premises. A letter from the NHS Test and Trace team can also be read below.  Finally, a copy of our school risk assessment is attached. This is a working document and we will continue to review policies and procedures on a regular basis. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we re-opening our school.

 

 

FACE MASKS AND FACE COVERINGS

 

New guidelines given by Barking and Dagenham Public Health Authority is that all adult visitors are requested to wear face coverings on the playground, inside the school building and at the school gate.  This is due to the rapidly rising numbers of Covid-19 within the Borough.

We are trying to protect the whole school community and want to prevent a community outbreak that will force us to close bubbles or sections of the school.

We thank you for your cooperation in this and your continued support through these difficult and ever-changing times.

For further information  https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school/


Please see our risk assessment attached below.