Covid-19 Risk Assessment Updates

11th September 2020

Dear Parent / Carer
 
Well the Autumn Term is finally under way and it has been fantastic to welcome the children back. I have been particularly pleased with how many of them returned as we started off last week with 99% attendance. It was also lovely to see our reception children as well as children new to the school. Welcome to St John's C of E Academy.
 
We have put everything that we can to ensure that all the children are safe and it has been good to see everyone settling in to the new routines.
 
Thank you for your support with the drop off and pick up arrangements; I feel that it is a lot more smooth at the end of the day now that we are using radios!
Coronovirus in Children
 
The NHS advises that children can get coronavirus (COVID-19), but they seem to get it less often than adults and it's usually less serious.
 
At a time when we are starting the sniffles and colds season please make yourself familiar with the coronavirus symptoms so that you can make an informed decision as to whether you need to contact 111..
Main Symptons of Covid-19
  • a high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back.
  • a new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours.
  • 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.
Most people with coronovirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
What to do if your child has symptoms
 
If your child has any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:
  1. Get a test to check if they have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result - only leave your home to have a test.
Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.
 
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
  • you're worried about your symptoms
  • you're not sure what to do
Call 111 if you cannot get help online. Do not go to places like a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.