14th July 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

We want to thank you for all your support over the last year in helping in the fight against COVID-19. We are hugely proud of all of you for working with us through what has been a challenging time for everyone. We know it has been a particularly difficult time for those that have experienced personal losses.

The Government have recently outlined their plan for the roadmap out of lockdown, with many control measures no longer being a legal requirement from 19 July. Locally, due to rapidly rising cases and hospital admissions from COVID-19 we are making strong recommendations to support national requirements. By working together we can keep everyone safe by reducing the virus spread.

Everyone, of any age, who tests positive for COVID using a PCR test is still legally required to isolate for 10 days, along with their household contacts. Over the summer, NHS Track and Trace may identify others that need to isolate. To reduce your risk of becoming infected or needing to isolate because you’re identified as a close or direct contact we urge caution and strongly recommending the following:

Face coverings and social distancing

We strongly recommend that people continue to socially distance. Nationally, it is also expected that people continue wearing face coverings in crowded indoor areas where social distancing cannot be followed, such as supermarkets and on public transport, in health and social care settings, such as hospitals, care homes and GP surgeries, and where it would make others feel more comfortable.

Testing

Keep getting tested – We strongly recommend everyone should undertake twice weekly rapid symptom free testing using Lateral Flow Tests (LFT). If people experience general symptoms such as a headache, a stuffed or runny nose, tiredness or weakness, aches and pains, sore throat or diarrhoea, they should take an LFT and follow up with a PCR test if the LFT test is positive.

If people have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 such as a high temperature, a new continuous cough or loss or change to their sense of smell or taste they must stay at home and book a PCR test. Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 don’t have symptoms but can still infect others – so getting tested regularly will help slow the spread.

People with symptoms can get a test here or call 119:

https://liverpool.gov.uk/communities-and-safety/emergency-planning/coronavirus/how-to-get- tested/tests-for-people-with-symptoms/

People without symptoms can access our community testing sites here:

https://liverpool.gov.uk/communities-and-safety/emergency-planning/coronavirus/how-to-get- tested/symptom-free-testing/

or order test kits: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

Handwashing and hygiene

It is essential that you maintain handwashing and hygiene to reduce your risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 and other illnesses.

We strongly recommend you:

  • 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 & nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze, and then,
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Vaccinations

Look after each other by making sure you and your loved ones have their COVID jabs! We strongly urging everybody eligible for the vaccine in Liverpool who has not had their vaccine yet to book ASAP at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus- vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or phone 119 free of charge.

The evidence shows that being doubled jabbed will reduce the risk of becoming severely ill or dying from COVID but you can still become ill with the virus. Even if you are fully vaccinated you should still adhere to national and local guidance and recommendations.

Now more than ever it is important we all look after our mental health. We have also included some links on the following page about parenting and wellbeing which you may find useful. Support is out there – please get help if you or someone you know needs support.

Please stay safe and once again thank you for your continued support and enjoy your summer!

Yours faithfully

Matt Ashton Director of Public Health, Liverpool & Steve Reddy   Director of Children’s Services, Liverpool

General Covid-19 advice

This guidance is available in a range of alternate languages: shorturl.at/zHJK6

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a PCR test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result. The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

People who are sick with coronavirus may have other flu-like symptoms such as:

     body aches; persistent headaches; sore throat; tiredness; shortness of breath; nausea or diarrhoea

If you don’t have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus, you don’t need to isolate until you get your result, however you do need to continue to take the usual measures to protect yourself and others from illness.

Free Parenting Guide for people living in Liverpool – free access if you have a purple bin!

Award winning online courses – Find out more about:

  • How your child develops your child’s feelings • Different styles of Parenting
  • Why sleep is important Communication with your child

These online parenting guides are offered free to parents and carers in Liverpool. Go to

www.inourplace.co.uk click ‘start now’ and Enter the ACCESS CODE: PURPLE BIN Mental wellbeing

Parents – don’t forget about your own self-care. Discover our supportive online mental wellbeing space for adults: qwell.io

The CAMHS Crisis Care Team provides support, advice and guidance to children, families and carers in crisis Telephone: 0151 293 3577 or freephone 0808 196 3550

Talk Liverpool have an urgent 24/7 mental health access line available during the current pandemic Telephone 0151 296 7200 or the freephone number 0800 145 6570

The Samaritans provide a listening service available to all Liverpool parents: Tel: 116 123 free phone line available 24/7

Further local and national information about health and wellbeing: www.liveyourlifewell.info

 

2 July 2021

Dear parents, 

Please click on the following link Holiday activity programme for more information on activities for children throughout the summer holidays.

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.

Face Coverings

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.

Yours faithfully

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 in full.

14 June 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

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. 

VOC St Hugh’s 14.06.21

VOC Arabic 1 St Hugh’s 14.06.21

VOC Romanian St Hugh’s 14.06.21

VOC Slovak St Hugh’s 14.06.21

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.

RECEPTION, YEAR 1, 2, 3 & 6 ONLY

Warn and inform St Hugh’s 14.06.21

Warn and inform Slovak 14.06.2021

Warn and inform Romanian 14.06.2021

Warn and inform Arabic 1 14.06.2021

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

It is important that everyone is aware that although Liverpool is opening up, we still need to be very cautious about the risk of Covid-19, especially in light of the new variant. There are things you still need to do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19:

  • It’s important you get vaccinated when it’s your turn
  • wear face coverings at school drop off and pick up
  • 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
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Anyone with no Covid-19 symptoms can get tested twice a week. You can opt to:

If you feel unwell

If you are unwell, get a PCR test. To book a PCR test, call 119 for free or book online at: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • 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.

Yours sincerely,

Matt Ashton

Director of Public Health

 

14th May 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please click the following link E-SCOOTERS letter for parents to see the latest information from Liverpool City Council regarding the use of E-SCOOTERS.

 

23rd April 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you for your continued support.

Please find below information from Liverpool City Council regarding travelling abroad.

Schools Foreign travel April 21

The NHS COVID-19 vaccination bus with be at Asda Supermarket,  Smithdown Road on Saturday 24th April, 10.00 – 4.00pm, for first doses only.

Click the following link for more information. Over 50 COVID-19 Vaccine Asda Saturday 24th April 10-4.00pm

 

25th March 2021

Testing

Secondary school pupils should continue to take home tests twice per week.  If you’re a member of a household, childcare bubble, or support bubble of a member of school staff or a pupil you can now access testing twice weekly.  Further details can be found here: https://bit.ly/3cnmF5X

Testing is voluntary, but we strongly encourage people to access testing available to them.

It is still important that we continue to keep ourselves and others safe. Please continue to follow all Coronavirus prevention guidelines, maintain social distancing and wear face coverings wherever possible.

For a reminder about Coronavirus symptoms and how to get tested please see supplementary information.

Please stay safe and thank you for your continued support.

Yours Sincerely,  Matt Ashton,  Director of Public Health  & Steve Reddy Director of Children’s Services

Supplementary Covid Information

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a PCR test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

People who are sick with coronavirus may have other flu like symptoms such as:

  • body aches
  • persistent headaches
  • sore throat
  • tiredness
  • shortness of breath
  • nausea or
  • diarrhoea

If you don’t have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus, you don’t need to isolate until you get your result, however you do need to continue to take the usual measures to protect yourself and others from illness.

People with symptoms can get a test here:

https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

People without symptoms can access our community testing sites here:

https://liverpool.gov.uk/smarttesting

Understanding Your Child

Free Parenting Guide for people living in Liverpool – free access if you have a purple bin!

Award winning online courses about being a parent or carer.

Find out more about:

  • How your child develops
  • Understanding how your child is feeling
  • Different styles of Parenting
  • Why is sleep important?
  • Communication with your child

These online parenting guides are offered free to parents and carers in Liverpool. Go to www.inourplace.co.uk  Enter the ACCESS CODE: PURPLE BIN

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

World Book Day/World Maths Day

We are so pleased to have all of our children back in school. They are working and behaving very well. It is a pleasure to have them in school.

Next Monday 22nd March, we will be celebrating World Book Day and World Maths Day. The children will take part in fun maths and reading activities.

To celebrate in style, the children can come to school dressed:

   – In clean pyjamas to celebrate bed-time reading OR

   – As a character from a story OR

   – In patterns (spots, stripes, etc.) to celebrate World Maths Day.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Flood

 

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Dear Parent/Carer,

The children will begin their work on RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) during the Spring term. They will be using ‘A Journey in Love’ which is a resource that the Liverpool Archdiocese has asked all Catholic schools to use.

You can find out more information about RSE and ‘A Journey in Love’ on our school website but if you have any questions or would like to find out more about the resource we use, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs D Crute

 

Please find below a selection of information for parents.

Letter to parents about devices

Parents’ evening Autumn 2020

ST HUGH’S SCHOOL OPENING LETTER TO PARENTS

February Newsletter 2020

Attendance Newsletter 18.1.2019

Attendance Newsletter

Packed lunches – drinks