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Covid-19 Updates For Parents
For the latest updates from the school relating to Covid-19 and the reopening of the school please see our Letters Home pages.
Pupil absence – symptoms of Covid-19
If want to inform us that you or your child has a positive COVID test or that you are self-isolating because you or your child has symptoms of COVID-19, please contact Ms Parsley, Attendance Officer on 020 3772 4243. Press option 1 for student absence. Leave a voicemail message clearly stating your child’s full name, year and tutor group, date of birth, reason for absence and date of first symptoms if relevant. Alternatively, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject heading COVID alert.
Who to contact
Click HERE to see a list of people to contact if you have a query or need support. We are on hand to support you and your family through this difficult time.
We will be remaining open to ‘vulnerable’ children and the children of critical workers. If you have a query about this please email email@example.com.
Free School Meals
The Academy will continue to support families who are eligible for Free School Meals throughout this period.
If you are not currently receiving Free School Meals but think you could be eligible, then please do get in touch via FSM@harristottenham.org.uk and we will endeavour to support you.
We appreciate this may be a difficult time for families. We are also continuing our partnership with Haringey Food Bank. Click HERE for more information. We would also be happy to support in any way we can; please do get in touch if we can be of any assistance.
National Guidance on Coronavirus
Symptoms of coronavirus
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
What to do if someone in your household develops symptoms of COVID-19
If someone in your household develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared.
All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.
The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.
Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.
If you are able, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period.
If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/ or by phoning 111.
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19. Do:
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- wash your hands as soon as you get home
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
The government has now published its final guidance on the wider re-opening of schools. You can read the latest government guidence HERE.
What is Covid-19
Watch the short videos below to understand a bit more about the Covid-19 virus and its impact.
Ways to cope with coronavirus
You can also find some helpful information from Childline here that gives top tips on how to cope during the pandemic.
What can I do to stay safe?
Here is some advice and guidance from the Department of Education.
Maintaining excellent hygiene
Please see this short video on hand washing advice and guidance. Remember, we should be washing our hands regularly, for 20 seconds - the duration of 'Happy Birthday'.