COVID-19 Updates & Risk Assessments [updated 13th Oct 2020]
We’re closely monitoring the updates around the coronavirus; as you will be aware, Wigan is now considered a high risk area by the Government and Local Area Protection Team.
From Saturday 26 September, residents and visitors in Wigan, are required to follow the restrictions currently in place in Greater Manchester.
As of Monday 28th September 2020, we will be taking some extra measures in school to protect our pupils and staff in response to rising cases of coronavirus in Wigan. These have been communicated to staff via MS Teams and to parents/carers via Class Dojo.
It however, remains important that all risks are considered on an ongoing basis to ensure the health and safety of all members of the school community, including visitors.
Our Risk Assessments are continually updated inline with changing guidance / advice to help manage the risks associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and identify any potential risks when allowing pupils, staff and visitors onto the school premises.
- Click Here to review our Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk assessment for pupils at school
- Click Here to review our Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk assessment for staff
- Click Here to review Coronavirus (COVID-19) Visitors in School Risk Assessment (additional risk assessment from Sept 2020)
- RA Appendix 1 - Working safely with display screen equipment
- RA Appendix 2 - risk assessment tool for staff during the COVID-19 pandemic including BAME employees [updated 9th June]
- RA Appendix 3 - 2-hourly cleaning record/procedure
- RA Appendix 4 - temporary fire drill arrangements
- For self isolation guidance click here
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Contingency Plan / Remote Learning Website
Click Here to review our trust/schools Contingency policy and remote learning website if our local area sees a spike in coronavirus (COVID-19) infection rates that is resulting in localised community spread, appropriate authorities will decide which measures to implement to help contain the spread – these measures could include the partial closure of schools in the area. This policy sets out how we will prepare for these circumstances and have contingency plans in place to ensure the continuity of education for pupils.
- Click Here to review our current Safeguarding Policy
- Click Here to review our Coronavirus (COVID-19) PBCS Contingency Plan 2020-21
- Click Here to review our Covid-19 Privacy Notice Addendum – School and workplace temperature screening
[Archive] Policies / Preparations to Return to School
Latest updates and information in relation to COVID-19
[Friday 16th October 2020]
We have been made aware of a individual within our school community (Reception Registration Group) who have tested positive for COVID 19.
We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
The small number of children who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have received a letter informing them that their child must stay at home for 14 days.
The school remains open for all other pupils and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well.
What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.
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.
If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.
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.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ 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
- 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
Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Please get in touch with us with any questions you may have.
- Coronavirus Contingency Policy & Remote Learning Website - NOW LIVE
Our Trust Coronavirus Contingency Policy and new remote learning website is now live.
- School coronavirus guidance update - 20th September 2020
Please review our school update below.
- Self-isolation guidance
The most important symptoms of coronavirus (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 (anosmia)
- Protective measures for breakfast and after-school clubs
A letter relating to before and after school club provision inline with DfE Covid Guidelines.
- Keeping you updated and well prepared for returning to school in September.
It is our plan that all pupils, in all year groups, will return to school full-time from the beginning of the autumn term. We will keep our guidance under review and update as necessary.