05 Jan Information about Coronavirus
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
The three recognised symptoms of coronavirus are:
- A new, continuous cough
- A high temperature (above 37.8)
- A loss or change to taste and/or smell
If you are unsure whether you may have symptoms of coronavirus, contact 119.
When should we enter household isolation?
You should enter household isolation if anyone in your household develops symptoms, or if you are advised to do so by a medical professional. Your child should not attend school. You should access a test for anyone with symptoms.
You can find out more information about household isolation here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
How do i get a coronavirus test?
Somebody in our household (or support bubble) has tested positive. What should I do?
Your household should isolate for ten days from when their symptoms started. If anyone else in your household develops symptoms, they should access a test. Your child should continue with learning from home. You should contact the school without delay.
My child has tested positive. What should I do?
Your child should not attend school for ten days from when their symptoms started. They will continue with learning from home. Your household should isolate. You should contact the school without delay.
How do I decide whether my child should attend school?
All children should continue to attend school unless they are ill, in household isolation or have symptoms of coronavirus. If you are unsure whether your child should attend, please use the flow chart below to help you or contact the school for advice:
How does my child access learning from home and stay in touch with their teacher?
Pupils who are learning from home have access to a paper pack of resources, which will ensure that they do not fall behind their peers in school. Pupils can stay in daily contact with teachers and receive feedback on their learning by contacting them on ePraise.
All pupils can log into ePraise by navigating to www.epraise.co.uk and clicking the orange ‘Log In With Office365’ button. Their email address is their school username @ipsleyacademy.co.uk (e.g. 21BloggsJoe@ipsleyacademy.co.uk) and their usual school password. They can then message their teachers. Please remember, though, that teachers in school will be teaching other classes so may not be able to reply instantly! If you encounter any issues with logging into ePraise, please contact the school.
Does my child need to wear a face covering in school?
Children in Year 7 and Year 8 are required to wear a face covering in communal areas (e.g. on corridors) unless they are medically exempt. Please contact the school if your child has medical exemption from a face covering. These pupils may choose to wear a hidden disabilities lanyard if they wish. They may choose to also wear face coverings in the classroom. These should be plain black, grey, white or blue.
Children in Year 5 and Year 6 do not need to wear a face covering, but may choose to if they wish.
How can I find out more about how Ipsley are keeping pupils and staff safe this year?
You can contact the school if your require any additional information about the school’s covid-secure risk assessment
Have you had cases of coronavirus in school?
We are unable to confirm the details of any individuals in school who have contracted coronavirus. In the instance that somebody at school tests positive for coronavirus, the school seeks guidance from Public Health England who then issues safety advice, and this is communicated to parents/carers where appropriate.
We are struggling for food. Can school help?
Contact the school and we will support you as much as we can. Please ensure you have checked whether you are eligible for free school meals and that you have applied if you meet the criteria. If you are currently in household isolation and eligible for free school meals, please contact the school. You may also be able to access help via Support Redditch: https://supportredditch.net