Coronavirus Advice and Information
Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for parents – January 2022
If you have symptoms or test positive
If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, self-isolate immediately and get a PCR test, even if your symptoms are mild. This is because many people experience mild symptoms from COVID-19, but may still pass on the virus to others.
The most important symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of any of the following:
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell
You should self-isolate at home while you get a PCR test and wait for the results.
Self-isolation periods for those who test positive for Covid-19
- Positive Individuals can now take lateral flow tests on day 6 and day 7 of their self-isolation period. Those who receive two negative test results are no longer required to complete 10 full days of self-isolation and can return to school on day 8 as long as they don’t have a high temperature. The first test must be taken no earlier than day 6 of the self-isolation period and tests must be taken 24 hours apart. This also applies to children under 5, with lateral flow testing at parental or guardian discretion. Anyone who is unable to take lateral flow tests will need to continue with the 10 days isolation period and follow the stay at home guidance(link is external).
Daily testing for close contacts of Covid-19:
- People who are fully vaccinated, or children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years and 6 months, identified as a close contact of someone with Covid-19, should take a lateral flow test every day for seven days and continue to attend their setting as normal, unless they have a positive test result or develop symptoms at any time.
- Children under 5 are not being advised to take part in daily testing of close contacts. If a child under 5 is a contact of a confirmed case, they are not required to self-isolate and should not start daily testing. If they live in the same household as someone with Covid-19 they should limit their contact with anyone who is at higher risk of severe illness if infected with Covid-19, and arrange to take a PCR test as soon as possible. They can continue to attend an education or childcare setting while waiting for the PCR result. If the test is positive, they should follow the stay at home guidance(link is external).
Lateral flow tests can be ordered online via the government website: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests and tests can also be collected from local pharmacies https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk and local libraries How to get a test if you are not displaying symptoms This is in addition to the Department for Education guidance and is being recommended to keep the school community safe. It is up to parents to make individual family decisions on whether to implement this advice, but I strongly encourage it. If a child or family member tests positive on a LFT, they should take a PCR test and self-isolate while awaiting the result. They should not attend school. Please note that anyone who has had a positive PCR result within the last 90 days should not get a further PCR test unless they have developed symptoms.
Vaccine Bus Stop - Park Avenue Gurdwara - Friday 30th April 2021 between 10.00am and 3.00pm - No Appointment Needed.
COVID-19 Risk Assessment BPPS March 2021
Free Covid-19 Tests
Letter from Ealing Council regarding School Reopening in September 2020
May 2020 Newsletter to parents
Covid-19 Update - Resources for Parents
Letter to Parents 22.4.2020
12th March 2020 Letter to Parents
We have seen the spread of Coronavirus around the world and all schools will be reminding pupils and staff of good basic hygiene which helps to reduce spread and transmission of all viruses. Please do remind your children of the importance of proper hand washing, covering sneezes and coughs and using tissues at all times.
The School is following the guidance received from Ealing Council and are checking updates regularly.
You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!
Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
- wash your hands often - with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based santiser if soap or water aren't available.
- avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- if you feel unwell, stay at home and don't attend work or school.
- cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
- clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
If you are worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 - DO NOT GO directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.
See further information on the Public Health England Blog and the NHS UK website:
Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
In the event of any school closure please note that we will notify you via text messages and email so please ensure your contact details are updated with the school office. We are preparing resources that you will be able to access on our school website so that pupils can continue with their learning.
Please click on the link below to access a NHS video showing the most effective way of washing your hands: