18 June 2021
Dear Parents / Carers,
In recent weeks, we have seen a rapid rise in Covid-19 cases in Liverpool. Currently Liverpool has rates of 158/100,000 and is on an upward trajectory. The dominant strain of virus in the UK is called the Delta variant and we have seen a steep rise in COVID-19 cases locally. Evidence suggests the Delta variant spreads more easily than previous strains.
As a result, we are requesting that additional measures are brought into schools to slow down the spread of the virus. These controls may cause some disruption to end of year plans that normally take place. Activities such as transition, assemblies, proms and performances may need to be modified and alternative arrangements made. Educational visits may also be impacted by these additional measures.
Schools will communicate with parents directly if any of their plans are impacted.
On the 21st of June 2021, we are requesting staff and pupils in Year 7 and above to wear face coverings indoors whilst in school, including in classrooms where social distancing cannot be maintained, with the exception of certain lessons such as PE. This is an additional measure to support schools to manage the increased risk of school-based transmission due to increasing cases and is fully supported by central government.
The purpose of wearing a face covering is to minimise the risk of transmitting the virus to other people if you are infectious but don’t have symptoms. We know that up to 30% of people with COVID-19 don’t experience symptoms, and everyone who has the virus will be infectious in the two days before their symptoms start, so wearing face coverings is one of a range of infection prevention and control measures that have been introduced in schools to protect pupils and staff.
Exemptions for wearing face coverings are still in place and further information about exemptions can be found here.
Any pupil who has one of the conditions on the exemption list will not be expected to wear a face covering whilst in school. Anyone communicating to someone who relies on lip reading will also be exempt from wearing a face covering.
We also continue to ask that parents and carers to wear face coverings when dropping off and picking up children from school.
As always, we thank you for your continued support.
Matt Ashton Steve Reddy
Director of Public Health, Liverpool Director of Children’s Services, Liverpool
Please click 18.06.21 – Information from MA & SR if you would like to download the letter from Matt Ashton & Steve Reddy.
14 June 2021
YEAR 4 & 5 ONLY
Some staff and children have been instructed to isolate after being a contact for a confirmed case of COVID-19. As Director of Public Health, Matt Ashton strongly recommends that you have a PCR test, call 119 for a free test or book online at: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test . Please click the VOC (Variant of Concern) links below for more information.
RECEPTION, YEAR 1, 2, 3 & 6 ONLY
There has been a positive case of COVID-19 in our school. Please click the following link for information from Matt Ashton, the Director of Public Health, Liverpool City Council.
Please see below for our current Risk Assessment.
Please the latest information from Liverpool City Council.
Dear Parents, If your child tests positive for COVID- 19, can you please telephone
Thank you for your continued support.
the school on 0151 733 2899 or email the school office at the following address firstname.lastname@example.org
How to stop COVID-19 from spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- wash your hands as soon as you get home
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Symptoms of COVID 19
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are the recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature and/or
- a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/or by phoning 119.
Dear Parents and Carers, please click on any of the link below for more information.
Please click here for the e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.