Takeley Primary School

Learning, achieving and enjoying together

COVID-19 and Emergency School Closure:


FULL OPENING  from 17 May 2021: Risk Assessment:

This COVID19: Risk Assessment and Action Plan document sets out the decisions taken and measures put in place to meet the Government’s planned reduction and easing of social distancing measures within their planned 'road-map'. The next phase is from 17 May and then again from 21 June. There has been very little guidance specific to schools at this point, so this risk assessment will guide our practice. We are hopeful that this will be the final risk assessment subject to national and local conditions of Covid-19. It is hoped through this process we as a school can continue to contribute to supporting our community in coming fully out of national lockdown by: a) helping to manage coronavirus locally in keep our school community safe while b) supporting all our children’s mental health and learning to the best of our endeavours and c) to support our communities need in returning to work.

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Risk Assessment:

Easing to Social Distance Guidance from 17 May and 21 June 2021:

Parent Guidance:

Remote Learning Statement:

Please visit the new 'Remote Learning' section of the school website for further details and support: Takeley Primary School - Remote Learning (takeley-pri.essex.sch.uk)

NHS Covid-19 app: 24 September 2020:

Letter to parents and guardians from Public Health England: 23 September 2020:

NHS Local Authority advice and guidance on COVID-19 symptoms: 21 September 2020:

Please find below a very useful document from the local authority. They have collated commonly asked questions from parents along with the answers.

In short, if your child is unwell and exhibiting anyone of the key symptoms of COVID-19;
a) A high temperature; now defined as 38C or above OR
b) A new, continuous dry cough; means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if they usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual) OR
c) A loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste.

This is regardless of additional symptoms pointing to another cause (including a cold), should be self-isolated and tested.

Children without any of the above symptoms should not be tested.

If you are not sure call NHS 111 or use their website;  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Please stay safe

Covid-19 symptom parental support tool September 2020