Coronavirus

Apply for a coronavirus test (pupil and parent)

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-for-coronavirus/ask-for-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/

Apply for a coronavirus test if you are an essential worker

https://www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test-essential-workers

 

Coronavirus – St Ignatius’ Risk Assessment

We are sharing our coronavirus risk assessment with the school community:

Lancashire Risk Assessment re covid school reopening (June 2020)

 

School possibly re-opening for EYFS, Year 1 and Year 6

11/05/20 – The government have asked schools to prepare to re-open for children in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 6 (as well as for vulnerable and key worker children) from Monday 1st June.  Children in Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 will continue to be schooled at home.  Further details will be sent to parents as soon as plans are finalised.

key worker

Advice on educating your child at home

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-primary-school-children-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Latest medical news…

27/04/20 – The BBC reported on a very rare condition that some children have shown symptoms of https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52439005 .

Current situation – last updated 6pm, 18 March 2020

The latest announcements are:

  • Schools in England will close for most pupils from Friday afternoon (20/03/20), but where possible they’ll stay open (including during the Easter holidays) to look after:
    • Children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police, delivery drivers)
    • Vulnerable children (e.g. children with a social worker or an EHC plan)
  • Schools will remain closed for all other pupils until further notice
  • Exams due to be held in May and June will be cancelled, including GCSEs and A-levels, but the DfE has said it’ll work to ensure pupils get the qualifications they need.  As soon as we have more information about this we will let families know.

Free School Meals

Please note that ‘Free School Meals’ is not the KS1 Universal Free School Meal that is given to KS1 children. ‘Free School Meal’ children are those who have applied for Free School Meal status.

31/03/20 – Free School Meal families have been contacted by telephone and text message so that we can set up an online voucher system.  The vouchers will be emailed to parents each week and will be worth £15 per week per eligible child.  The vouchers can be printed off or scanned from a phone when families do their shopping.  At the time of writing the vouchers can be redeemed at the following supermarkets:

  • Morrisons
  • Tesco
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Asda
  • Waitrose
  • M&S

It is likely that other stores will get added to the list.

23/03/20 – Free School Meal Families – A meal pack (some fruit & veg and 1 ready meal) can be collected from the School Office until 2pm on Monday or Tuesday . The pack is intended to last 5 days. 2 more ready meals will be available later on during the week and we will text you to let you know when these can be collected. There will be one pack per free school meal child.

Children on free school meals will get support from a national voucher system, which will be available as soon as possible. As soon as we have details from the government we will contact families about this.

 

Symptoms

The symptoms are usually:

  • a new, continuous cough
  • a high temperature (37.8C plus)

If your child or anyone in your household has any of these symptoms, everyone in the household must stay at home for 14 days.

You will need to get an NHS coronavirus test.  If the test result is positive you will need to isolate at home.  School must be informed of the test result.

Click here for stay at home guidance.

If your child shows symptoms at school, you must come and collect them immediately.

Prevention

To keep our community’s risk as low as possible, we are asking all children to wash their hands for 20 seconds with soapy water:

When they come into school in the morning
At the start of playtime
At the start of lunchtime
At the end of the day

Refunds

If you have paid in advance for anything which will now be cancelled due to the coronavirus school closure (such as lunch money, Breakfast Club fees or After School Club fees) then please email the School Business Manager, Mrs Wright, with details so that she can organise a refund. clairewright@st-ignatius.lancs.sch.uk

Please note that the Year 3 trip has been electronically refunded and monies should be transferred within five working days of 19th March 2020.

Letters home:

COVID-19 Wellbeing advice for families

Coronavirus Letter to Parents 19th March 2020

Coronavirus Letterto Parents 17th March 2020

Coronavirus Letter to Parents 16th March 2020

Useful links:

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

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus