Covid-19

January 2021 Update

All schools and colleges are currently closed to all but vulnerable children and the children of key workers.

The government is taking every possible measure to reduce cases in the community and protect the NHS. This means, at the moment, the majority of school and college students should be at home. Remote learning is being provided for all pupils working from home to ensure they have access to quality lesson content.

As a school, we understand the tremendous pressure that parents/carers face during the delivery of home-learning. We have therefore made sure that, as a school, we have prepared our children to be as independent as possible with home learning. They have been introduced to the platforms they will use, how to access them and how to get the best out of using them to support and develop their learning.

Any families facing difficulties are encouraged to contact the school. All our staff are still working to provide the best possible education and support the community at this difficult time.

 

 Covid-19 Contingency Planning for parents

This plan runs alongside BLP Curriculum Offer

Please be aware that all plans contained within this manual are subject to change in response to the local and national COVID-19 alert level systems. If a local or national lockdown was instructed, then we would be required to react accordingly in terms of closing the school.

When to keep your child off school:

What to do if…

Action needed…

Return to school : 

My child has Covid-19 symptoms:

  • a high temperature or,

  • a new, continuous cough (coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours) or

  • a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste.

Do not come to school

Contact school to inform us.

Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days.

Get a test.


Inform and show school test result outcome ASAP. 

If the test comes back negative.

My child tests positive for covid-19.

Do not come to school

Contact school to inform us

Agree an earliest date for return (minimum 10 days from symptoms or test date).

Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days.

After 10 days when they feel better and have no fever. Can attend if they still have a cough or loss of taste/smell (these symptoms can last for several weeks). 

My child tests negative.

Contact school.

As soon as possible.

My child is ill with symptoms not linked to covid-19

Follow usual school absence procedure.

 

Someone in my household has covid-19 symptoms.

Do not come to school

Contact school to inform us.

Self-isolate whole household for 14 days.

Household member gets a test.

If the test comes back negative.

Someone in my household tests positive for covid-19.

Do not come to school

Contact school to inform us.

Agree an earliest date for return.

(minimum 14 days from symptoms or test date).


If your child develops symptoms within the 14 day isolation period they must isolate for at least another 10 days from the date they developed symptoms. 

After 14 days from start of symptoms or test date if the child does not develop symptoms.  

After at least another 10 days if your child develops symptoms within the 14 day isolation period.  



NHS test and trace has identified that my child has been in close contact with someone with confirmed covid-19.

Do not come to school

Contact school to inform us.

Agree an earliest date for return (minimum 14 days from symptoms or test date).

After 14 days from contact date.

My child has travelled abroad and has to self-isolate as a period of quarantine.

Do not come to school

Contact school to inform us.

Agree an earliest date for return (minimum 14 days from return date). 

After 14 days from return date. 

We have received medical advice that my child must resume shielding

Do not come to school

Contact school to inform us.

Follow advice from your health care provider.

On advice from your health care provider.

 

The Leeds Local Offer has a coronavirus section of the website that has information for families about the support available to them from Leeds services during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

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