Takeley Primary School

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COVID-19 and Emergency School Closure:


FULL OPENING for 2 September 2020: Risk Assessment and Parent Guidance.

Following the national pandemic: Covid-19 and the easing of restrictions to enable school's to fully open Takeley Primary School, as all schools, had to undertake a detailed risk assessment to help inform it's plans to open on 2 September for the new academic year. Both the risk assessment and plans were approved, following consultation with staff, parents and governors, by both our local governing body and board of Trustees on 18 August 2020. These have now been reviewed and updated with further approval given by our Local Governing Body (LGB) on 20th October 2020. Please see our risk assessment and Parent Guidance below, along with further useful information from the NHS and Local Authority.

Risk Assessment:

Parent Guidance:

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