Coronavirus Information

Information for Parents
 
This page has been created to centralise any all information to parents, useful links, recommended resources and guidance. As a school we are carefully following the advice from Public Health England and we will update you as the situation changes.  
Please note that the most recent information is at the top of the page.
 

As you are aware, the DfE has requested that we make everyone aware of the arrangements in terms of Covid-19 cases during the school holidays:

 

1.     Please inform the school if your child tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), having developed symptoms within 48 hours of being in school. The child may have been infectious whilst in school and I will need to assist Public Health England in identifying close contacts and advising self-isolation.

We have set up a dedicated email address for you to contact us which will be checked on a daily basis by the Senior Leadership Team ; 

 

help@heamoor.cornwall.sch.uk

 

Please DO NOT use Class Dojo to report any covid related issues or for reporting cases

2.     Where a child tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should not be contacted.

In these circumstances, parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.

Thank you.

Update: Monday 4th January
 
Following this evening's announcement re. school closures we will be closed to all pupils on Tuesday 5th January (at least) to allow us time to reorganise the provision and consider the updated guidance.
 
Home learning; activities will be available from 12 noon to allow staff time to reorganise planning and for us to meet as a staff team to implement our remote learning plans.
 
Key worker Provision: We await further guidance and a letter will follow with details of how to apply for key worker places. 
 
Vulnerable pupils Provision: We will undertake the necessary risk assessments and our SENDCO, Mrs Osborne will be in contact with individual families to confirm next steps. 
 
A letter to parents will be sent out (on Tuesday 5th January) with further information - thank you for your patience and support.
 
 
Spring Term 2021
 
Please find below our updated Risk Assessment for Covid -19 in light of the recently updated Government (DFE) guidance (30.12.20)
 
 

If your child shows any one of the following symptoms, call for a COVID-19 test straight away via 119. Do not wait to see if the symptoms improve as you may be refused a test. If you are not able to get a test, the child and whole household must isolate for 14 days.

1. New continuous cough

2. High temperature

3. Loss of change to their sense of smell and/or taste


If you do not have a thermometer, you will know your child has a temperature as they feel hot to the touch.Your child will not be able to return to school until the isolation period is complete or a negative test has been presented to the office staff.

Handwashing advice

The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport. We are ask asking children to wash their hands as soon as they arrive at school and then regularly throughout the day.