COVID-19

This page is to provide guidance for parents, staff and pupils on the recent pandemic of Coronavirus.
 
Some schools within the Greenwood Tree Academy Trust are open to vulnerable pupils and key worker families and learning support provided where able for home learning. Greenwood Tree Academy Trust will continue to follow the advice provided by Public Health England (PHE) and the Department for Education (DfE).  The main documentation from the government can now all be found here:
 
 
Hand washing
 
This is such an important part in tackling the pandemic spread within the school and at home, here is the link to a video on good handwashing: 
 
 
Stay at home - stay safe

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home

Important

These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

Symptoms and Advice

Do not leave your home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do. https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/

Stay Safe on the Internet

As the use of technology will be increased for some it is important that our pupils remain safe, please refer to the useful links on our E-Safety website: https://www.greenwoodtree.co.uk/web/e-safety_advice_and_guidance_for_parents/457870

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