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Admissions to Reception 2021
In light of Covid-19 we are having to operate our viewings in a different way unfortunately, in order to protect both visitors and staff and pupil. We are producing a virtual tour video which will give a really good insight into our school visiting the classrooms, grounds and facilities that we offer here at Garstang Community Primary.
The video will be available next weekend the link will be posted on here as soon as it is available. Following this if there are further questions there will be an opportunity to book an appointment to meet the Head in her office.
COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/ CARERS
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY CHILD HAS COVID-19 SYMPTOMS?
If your child has a new continuous cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), please follow the guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, which sets out that they should self-isolate for at least 10 days and arrange to have a test as soon as you can to see if they have coronavirus (COVID-19).
Please contact the school as soon as possible to let us know the result by e-mailing: [email protected].
WHAT DO I DO IF MY CHILD HAS HAD CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?
If your child has had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, they must self-isolate. Please follow the Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person.
IS MY CHILD ABLE TO COME TO SCHOOL WITH A COLD?
If your child has any of the COVID-19 symptoms listed above, they must not come to school, however, runny/blocked nose is not recognised as a symptom of COVID-19 that would require a test.
WHAT HAPPENS IF SOMEONE IN SCHOOL HAS SYMPTOMS?
If a child in school has COVID-19 symptoms, they will be isolated and cared for until they can be collected (staff will be using PPE in this event). If you receive a call to collect your child, please come as soon as possible to collect your child, arrange a test and follow the government guidance.
Please let school know the result as soon as possible by e-mailing: [email protected].
If there is a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in school, we will work with Public Health England (PHE) Health Protection Team and will contact those who need to self-isolate.
HOW WILL MY CHILD CONTINUE LEARNING IF THEY ARE AT HOME?
If your child is self-isolating or has COVID-19, the class teacher will provide a pack that will last up to 14 days – we will drop this at your house and if your child is well enough, we would like you to encourage your child to complete the pack. In the event of a short absence (such as waiting for a test result) we will ask you whether you would like a pack or if you want to wait for the results.
If you have any questions, please ring the school on 01995 603622 or e-mail:
Mrs Robinson (School Bursar):Bursar@garstang.lancs.sch.uk
Mrs Reeves (Headteacher): [email protected]
There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- washing your hands often – with soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport
- covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
- people who feel unwell should stay at home and should not attend work or any education or childcare setting
- pupils, students, staff and visitors should wash their hands:
- before leaving home
- on arrival at school
- after using the toilet
- after breaks and sporting activities
- before food preparation
- before eating any food, including snacks
- before leaving school
- use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- avoid close contact with people who are unwell
- clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- if you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, 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.