Should my child still go to their childcare or education setting if they test positive for Covid?
No. From 1 April, anyone with a positive COVID-19 test result will be advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for five days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be three days.
Will my child’s school or college still be taking measures to prevent Covid?
All settings should have in place baseline infection prevention and control measures that will help to manage the spread of infection:
- Ensuring all eligible groups are enabled and supported to take up the offer of national vaccination programmes including COVID-19 and flu.
- Ensuring occupied spaces are well-ventilated and let fresh air in.
- Reinforcing good hygiene practices such as hand washing and cleaning.
Can my child still get a Covid-19 vaccine?
From April, healthy 5-11 year olds will also be offered the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinations will take place outside of schools in vaccination centres, pharmacies, GPs and walk-in centres. Parents of 5-11 year olds will receive a letter from the NHS with further information. Online bookings for 5-11 year olds will open in April.
The Coronavirus Act 2020 and provision of remote education (England) temporary continuity (no. 2) direction expired on 24 March 2022 meaning that schools no longer have a legal duty to provide remote education.
Where possible schools should provide remote education to allow pupils to keep pace with their education when in-person attendance is either not possible or contrary to government guidance. Schools should therefore continue to be prepared to implement high-quality remote education so that any pupil who is well enough to learn from home, but unable to attend school in person, can continue to do so.
We will endeavour to support pupils with learning from home if needed – please see our Remote Learning page.
- covid updates letter 28.2.22
- Spring term 2 2022 COVID 19 Risk Assessment
- Covid Outbreak Managment Plan 2021
- 2nd September 2021 letter
- covid poster
- covid updates letter 4.1.22
- Covid isolation Remote Learning 5.1.22
- Covid isolation update 14th Jan (1)
- 08.03.21 – Return to School – Return to School – March
- 26.01.21 – Remote Learning Policy – Remote Learning Policy 2021
- 05.01.21 – Tackling Coronavirus this term – Email to Parents
- 27.10.20 – Durham County Council FSM
- 28.08.20 – Parent letter – Sep 2020 start
- 28.08.20 – COVID 19 Risk Assessment – Aug
- 27.08.20 – Uniform leaflet – Covid 19 Amended version
- 15.06.20 – COVID 19 School Risk Assessment
- 15.06.20 – Covid Home School Agreement
- 10.06.20 – DPH DCC Letter Schools Returning
- 22.05.20 – Return to school Letter – 22.05.20
- 13.05.20 – DFE Guidance for Parents and Carers
- 13.05.20 – Preparing your child to return to school
- 24.04.20 (Year 1 – Year 6 ) – Dear Parents
- 24.04.20 (Reception) – Dear Reception Parents
- 24.04.20 (Nursery) – Dear Nursery Parents
- 24.04.20 – Seesaw Final Parent Consent
Keeping in touch with Class Teachers
We use Seesaw and Microsoft Teams for Remote Learning. Teachers can be contacted via their emails during working hours.
Class teacher’s emails are on the class pages.
Useful Advice and Information
View the Durham County Council Coronavirus section for latest news, updates and guidance.
Support for Parents
SEND support during Coronavirus
To contact the school SENCO please use: email@example.com
Some useful contact and support – Help and Support throughout school close down for SEND children
Helping children understand Coronavirus
Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. You can download a copy of the book here
The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:
• What is the coronavirus?
• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?
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