FAQs during C-19 crisis for Parents
We all have questions about C-19 and how it affects us. Here we try to answer some of those questions about the current situation in school (FAQs further down the page). Updated 08.03.21
What Parents/ Carers need to know about schools during Covid-19 outbreak - click here (last update was 31.12.20): translated versions: Arabic Bengali Chinese – traditional Chinese-simplified
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Guidance from Government, updated 22.2.21: National lockdown: Stay at Home
Guidelines for full opening for schools - click here (last update 22.02.21))
BCC information: What we need to do in B'ham to stay Covid-19 safe
For Parents & Carers of children with SEND - click here
Mental Health information & support - click here
Building children's resilience during C-19 - click here
Supporting children going back to school - click here
Bereavement support from: Edward's Trust 'Beyond the Horizon' Child Bereavement UK
BBC video - how to wear a face mask correctly - click here
Links to resources that can help you help your child with C-19:
Self care support Advice for young people Advice for Parents & Carers
Mindfulness Calendar - 2 weekly, 5 minute wellbeing activities
Back to School - 5 tips for Parents
Covid-19 symptoms? What to do...
If your child develops any of the following symptoms: new persistent cough, fever or a change in, or loss of, your sense of smell/ taste, you need to do two things: 1) You need to order a test immediately. You can do this online at nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119. 2) You and anyone in your household must immediately self-isolate until you receive the results of your test. If the test is positive, you must continue to self-isolate for 10 days from when the symptoms started. Anyone in the household must continue to self-isolate for a total of 10 days. If the test is negative, everyone no longer needs to self-isolate and can return to normal.
Please note that common cold symptoms, including runny nose, are normal - keep your child at home for a day or two and if other symptoms don't appear, they can return to school. If other symptoms appear, please get your child tested asap.
At all times, as we always expect, please call the school by 9.15am to inform us as to why your child is not in school and keep us informed. Thank you for your support in these unusual times.