COVID-19 Updates

Coronavirus Update

 

Coronavirus Protocol –  September 3rd 2021

 

Testwood School is currently: Open to all students

Student Well-being

We are aware that your child’s education has been significantly disrupted since March 2020 and we recognise that each child would have had a different experience of lockdown. We will be working together to support each and every child, and reassure them that they will not be judged on how much work they have done during lockdown. Our aim is for all children to feel confident in returning to school and also to fully engage with their learning, so that we can support every child in making progress and feeling safe.

 

Communication

We will continue to make use of the following methods to communicate any updates and/or changes to students/parents/carers:

  • Parent Pay
  • Email
  • School Website

To aid communication please could parents/carers ensure we have the most up to date phone & email contact details.


Symptoms & Self Isolation

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

  • recent onset of a new continuous cough
  • and/or high temperature
  • loss or change to your sense of taste or smell
  • If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 14 days from when your symptoms started.

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation.
If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better up to 14 days, contact:
NHS 111 website.
If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

NB: WE ARE ASKING ALL STUDENTS, PARENTS/CARERS AND STAFF TO ADHERE TO THIS ADVICE TO HELP PREVENT ANY POSSIBLE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS WITHIN SCHOOL.

Hand Washing

Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water.

Hand washing is particularly important after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so.

Use hand sanitiser if you do not have access to soap and water.

NB: WE CURRENTLY HAVE PLENTY OF STOCK OF HAND WASHING MATERIALS FOR ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF.

Sneezing & Coughing

To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue.

If you use a tissue, throw the tissue away immediately.

Wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel after sneezing/coughing.

NB: WE ARE HAPPY FOR PARENTS/CARERS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH THEIR OWN PERSONAL PACK OF TISSUES IF DESIRED. WE CAN’T GUARANTEE TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE HAND GEL OR TISSUES AS WHOLESALE STOCKS ARE LIMITED.

Cleaning

Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.

WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED AN ENHANCED CLEANING REGIME, PARTICULARLY AROUND HIGH RISK AREAS SUCH AS DESKS, WORK TOPS, KEYBOARDS/MICE, DOOR HANDLES ETC. WE HAVE STOCKED UP ON REQUIRED CLEANING PRODUCTS/MATERIALS.

Useful Links

The following external links provide access to useful information on COVID-19 Coronavirus:

Latest Government Guidance

NHS Coronavirus Information

Government Advice

Public Health England Advice