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Coronvavirus Parent Information

Current Advice and Guidance

The UK Government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus.

We are following the latest advice and guidance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

People should not be unduly worried about the possibility of catching the coronavirus.

For those at home, we will be providing ‘remote study’. It is important young people at home continue their education where possible within a structured day. Visit www.ryeprimary.co.uk/remote-study to view.


What to do if you have symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

  • A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back; or,
  • A new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.

Please notify the school on the first day of self-isolation.


How long to stay at home

  • If you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days;
  • If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms.

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home;
  • Your condition gets worse;
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days.

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.


Our Response

The best way for us to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus is to follow the latest guidance issued by the UK Government.

We are encouraging our colleagues and young people to:

  • Wash hands often – with soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser;
  • Cover any coughs with a tissue then throw it in the bin – “Catch it, Bin it, Kill it”.

Additionally,

  • We have adapted our cleaning regimen to focus on doors, handles, surfaces, handrails and boards as well as the regular emptying of bins;
  • We have put an educational programme in place for all young people that promotes good levels of hygiene, handwashing and “Catch it, Bin it, Kill it”;
  • We have a plan for supporting children with their education in case of school closure. Plans to ensure the school runs efficiently during the pandemic are also in place.

We will continue to follow the UK Government’s guidance and provide updates via our website.

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