Coronavirus Advice

Bringing your child to school – Click here for our latest risk assessment

Key Messages:

  •  Anyone with symptoms must stay at home and get a test
  • If anyone in the household has symptoms or waiting for test results, the whole household must self-isolate
  • Should you receive a positive test result outcome by Monday, 21st December please inform the school in the usual way by email admin@jessop.lambeth.sch.uk
  • Families may need support to self-isolate (financial, or practical support). https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/get-support-for-yourself-or-a-vulnerable-person
  • Reminder of public health contact details: publichealth@lambeth.gov.uk or 020 7926 2900. To ensure get a fast response as various team members may be on leave over the Christmas period.

 

To reduce footfall at any single point of entry we have spread the use of our entrances for each key stage:

The ‘Year Group Bubble’

In line with the latest guidelines, bubbles will now become year groups. That means we will operate all activities within year groups, including the handling of resources, with no cross over with other year groups. For example, year groups will stay together at playtimes and there will be no whole school assemblies.

We will also use this structure to manage our wrap around care (breakfast and after school) with children remaining in their year groups.

Siblings

Because half of the school (1 class from each year group) will begin at each start time, and we are accommodating the mixing of children within year groups, if a child is a sibling and their actual class start time is not until 9am, they can start at 8.45 and be absorbed by the fellow class.

For example, a child in Year 6, Dolphin Class (start time 9am above) with a sibling in Lion Class (start time 8:45am above), may be dropped off at 8.45am and absorbed by Blue Whales (at 8.45am) until 9am.

If you are a family with siblings, you must use the earliest possible point of arrival for your children. We have mapped out the siblings and know who to expect for each group. You will also be able to collect them at an earlier time. Our internal timetabling will mean children will not miss out

Staggered Start

Lunches

The caterers will continue to serve packed lunches only, for now. Free school meal children will continue to be provided with a packed lunch. Should you wish to purchase packed lunches, you may order these in the usual way. We are continuing to work with ISS to move towards the administering of hot lunches over the course of the term.

Accessing Education Parent Guidelines

We are asking that parents continue to adhere to our Accessing Education Guidelines. This includes parents not entering the school playground, not congregating outside the school gates, and instead, leaving the area promptly.

Bubbles in isolation

If your child’s year group is required to isolate, parents/carers will receive a letter from the school outlining the following :

  • the duration of the time they are required to be off school
  • the date children can return to school
  • who in the household is required to isolate
  • Public Health England advice on how to isolate safely

From home children will access 5 hours of virtual education, using Google Classroom.

Additional Support & Advice

Guarding mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic 

PHE Staying at Home Guidance

Further information

Please find below the links to each document.

Click here for the School’s Risk Assessment
Click here for letter dated 3rd March 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 12th March 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for the Pandemic Risk Assessment
Click here for letter dated 16th March 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 16th March 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 19th March 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 20th March 2020 from Governors
Click here for letter dated 20th March 2020
Click here for letter dated 20th March 2020 – free school meals provision
Click here for letter dated 23rd March for all Year 6 letter
Click here for letter dated 23rd March 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 25th March 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 27th March 2020 – FSM  voucher
Click here for letter dated 30th March 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 31st March 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 2nd April 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 3rd April 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 24th April 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 27th April 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 29th April 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 1st May 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 6th May 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 7th May 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 11th May 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 12th May 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 13th May 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 20th May 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 21st May 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 2nd June 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 9th June 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 9th June 2020 from Ms Parker – Year 2-5 only.
Click here for letter dated 16th June 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 18th June 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 22nd June 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dated 2nd July 2020 from Ms Parker
Click here for letter dates 15th July 2020 from Ms Parker

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • shortness of breath

These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

What measures can I take to prevent the spread of the virus?

  • wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport
  • all school visitors to use hand sanitiser before entering the building
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • if you feel unwell, stay at home, do not attend work or school
  • cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home and work environment

What should I do if I have come into contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19?

  • If you have lived with, or had close contact (within 2 metres for 15 minutes or more) with a confirmed case of COVID-19, you should contact NHS 111 for further advice
  • Contact the school for guidance on what to do if any of the information provided here is unclear

What should I do if I have recently returned from abroad?

Travellers from the following Category 1 countries or areas should self-isolate and not attend work, education or childcare for 14 days after leaving, even if asymptomatic, and call NHS 111 to inform of recent travel.
Returned in the past 14 days from:

  • Category 1 areas of China (see map), i.e. Hubei province
  • Italy

Returned on or after 19 February 2020 from:

  • Category 1 areas of Republic of Korea (see map), i.e. Daegu or Cheongdo
  • Category 1 areas of Northern Italy (see map), i.e. any town under containment measures
  • Iran

Returned on or after 17 February 2020 from:

  • Hotel H10 Costa Adeje Palace, Tenerife

 

Travellers from the following Category 2 countries or areas do not need to undertake any special measures if they are well; but if they develop symptoms during the 14 days after leaving, they should self-isolate and call NHS 111 to inform of recent travel.

Returned in the past 14 days from:

  • Category 2 areas of China (see map)
  • Category 2 areas of Republic of Korea (see map)
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand

Returned on or after 19 February 2020 from:

  • Category 2 areas of Italy north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini (see map)
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • Vietnam

 

What should I do if my child starts feeling unwell?

New guidance (click here) states that anyone with a new continuous cough and/or a temperature (of above 37.8C) should self-isolate for seven days. You do not need to call 111 to go into self-isolation. If symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after seven days, you are advised to contact NHS111 online (www.111.nhs.uk  ) If your child requires self-isolation you must let us know immediately; we will do everything we can to support.

Will school trips go ahead as planned?

We will continue to hold school events however; access for parents will be restricted. We will not be engaging in trips into central London or events where mass gatherings are likely.

You will receive a letter detailing the changes to trips, visits and events.

Government guidance on travel is here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Will the school have to close?

Public Health England (PHE) advice regarding educational settings:

Anyone who has been in contact with a suspected case in a childcare or educational setting, no restrictions or special control measures are required while laboratory test results for COVID-19 are awaited.

There is no need to close the setting or send other learners or staff home.

Until the outcome of any test results is known there is no action that staff members need to take.

Once the results arrive, those who test negative for COVID-19 will be advised individually about return to education. If there is a confirmed case, the educational establishment will be contacted by their local PHE Health Protection Team who will work with you to undertake a risk assessment of the setting.

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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
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Please visit the Lambeth Parent Forum for additional updates