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Covid-19

This page aims to provide parents with the latest information sent out by the school regarding Covid-19.

September 2020: In readiness for the new academic year, Ms Poulter has written to all parents and students to outline the procedures that will be in place for students’ return to school.  These letters, as well as a booklet with return to school guidance and our Risk Assessment can be found opposite.

Ms Poulter has also recorded a welcome back message to students and includes important information for their return to school including what area they should go to when they arrive at school, year group and “bubble” zones, what equipment to bring to school, what equipment will be provided, and what happens about break and lunchtimes.      This message can be found HERE

If you have any questions regarding your child’s return to school, please visit our FAQ page.  If you do not find the answer to your question, we would ask that you complete a form which can be found HERE.  Your query will then be responded to and uploaded onto our FAQ page if we think it is an answer that other parents may find useful.

We also ask parents and students to read the Covid-19 Appendix to our Expectations for Learning Policy prior to their return to school.  This can be accessed on Google Forms HERE

In accordance with Ms Poulter’s letter of 14th September, (Letter to parents 14.09.20 Covid 19 Procedures)  we will be updating this page on Mondays and Thursdays with the number of known pupils with symptoms of coronavirus COVID-19 (a high temperature, new and persistent cough or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).  These are students who are waiting for a Covid test, and are not confirmed cases)

Date updated Number of known pupils with symptoms of Covid-19 
Monday 14.09.20 0
Thursday 18.09.20 2
Monday 21.09.20 2
Thursday 24.09.20 2
Monday 28.09.20 4
Thursday 01.10.20 1
Monday 05.10.20 5
Thursday 08.10.20 0
Monday 12.10.20 0
Thursday 15.10.20 1
Monday 19.10.20 0
Thursday 22.10.20 0
Monday 02.11.20 0
Thursday 05.11.20 0
Monday 09.11.20 1
Thursday 12.11.20 1
Monday 16.11.20 1
Thursday 19.11.20 4
Monday 23.11.20 0
Thursday 26.11.20 0

23rd September – Public Health England letter to parents and guardians

Letter to Parents re Covid case 05.11.20

Letter to parents re suspected Covid case 18.11.20

Covid-19 Related Absence from school – a Quick Guide for Parents

What should I do if ….? Action needed …
My child is feeling ill with COVID-19 symptoms of:

·         a high temperature – this means your child feels hot to touch on their chest or back

·         a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for 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 your child cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

Most children with COVID-19 have at least one of these symptoms.

DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL.

The whole household must self-isolate.  Your child will need to isolate for 10 days from the start of symptoms; the rest of the household should isolate for 14 days.

You should book a test for your child using this link here, or by phoning 119.

Please note – only the person with symptoms should be tested and there is no need for others in the household to have a test, unless they also have any of the symptoms mentioned.

Make sure you tell the school immediately about the result of the test.

My child is feeling ill with other symptoms such as a sore throat, runny nose or a headache. You should act in the same way as you would have done before the pandemic.  This may involve sending your child to school or keeping them at home, depending on the nature and severity of symptoms.  Of course, you should seek medical advice via your GP or NHS direct on 111 if you would normally do so.

Please note – if your child has sickness or diarrhoea they should not return to school until 48 hours after the last bout of this, as is normal policy.

Someone in my household has COVID-19 symptoms DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL.

The whole household must self-isolate and the person with symptoms should book a test using this link here, or by phoning 119.

Someone in my household tests positive for COVID-19 DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL.

The whole household should isolate for 14 days.  The person who has tested positive must isolate for 10 days from the start of symptoms, and until there is no fever for 48 hours.

Someone in my household with symptoms tests negative for COVID-19 Your child can return to school, assuming they are well, and no one in the household or support bubble has any further COVID-19 symptoms.
My child tests positive for COVID-19 DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL.

Your child must isolate for 10 days from the start of symptoms, and until there is no fever for 48 hours.  The rest of the household should isolate for 14 days.

My child tests negative for COVID-19 (test done when the child had symptoms) Your child can return to school, assuming they are well for 48 hours, and no one in the household or support bubble has any COVID-19 symptoms and they have not been asked to isolate for 14 days.  For example, following a negative test result, if your child no longer has a temperature but has a runny nose, they can return to school.

Letter to parents - updated Covid-19 Procedures 14.09.20

Covid-19 procedures - quick guide for parents

Letter to students

Letter to parents

Parent and Student Return to school guidance booklet

Covid-19 Privacy Notice

Covid-19 Risk Assessment

Bassingbourn Village College

South End, Bassingbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5NJ

01763 242344

office@bassingbournvc.org
absence@bassingbournvc.org

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