Emerson Park Academy

Endeavour, Persevere, Achieve

COVID-19

Our Remote Learning Provision document is attached to this page.

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has set out the next steps for living with Covid-19 in England with effect from 1st April 2022.  (Please see attached letter)

The universal testing offer has now ended however free Covid-19 tests will continue to be available for specific groups, including eligible patients and NHS staff.

New and updated UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) guidance has been issued for the general population, including:

  • Guidance for people with symptoms of a respiratory infection including Covid-19 or a positive test result for Covid-19
  • Living safely with respiratory infections, including Covid-19
  • Ventilation of indoor spaces to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and other respiratory infections
  • Covid-19 guidance for people whose immune system means they are at higher risk.

Whilst most of the specific covid-19 guidance for education and childcare settings was withdrawn on Friday, 1st April 2022, it is essential that you adhere to the guidance issued above.

Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people.  They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough to attend.

Adults with the symptoms of covid-19 should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature.

Adults with a positive Covid-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious.  For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days.

Face Coverings

Face coverings are no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors.  However, we appreciate that staff and senior pupils may choose to continue wearing them.

Covid-19 Measures in School

We will continue to:

  • Review our contingency plans that we will follow if we need to take extra measures in exceptional circumstances.
  • Encourage good hygiene for everyone.
  • Maintain our enhanced cleaning regimes
  • Keep occupied spaces well ventilated.
  • Follow Public Health advice

When self-isolating, pupils are expected to follow their timetables on Satchel One (SMHW) and be guided from there.  They will be directed as to what needs to be handed in online and what needs to be completed at home and brought back to school upon their return.

Risk Assessment

From the 1st April 2022 the HSE no longer requires employers to have Covid-19 risk assessments. However, we have attached our current risk assessment for your information.

The hand washing video from the World Health Organisation is here.

Useful websites for pupils who are worried

Young Minds

Childline

Kooth

Public Health England

Beat Eating Disorders and Covid 19

 

Useful websites to support parents/ carers

Parentzone

Gingerbread

National Autistic Society

Place2be

Carers UK

Asthma UK