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Department for Education Information

 

Translation of guidance for parents and carers on early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term

 

We have translated our guidance for parents and carers with children in nursery, school, or college in the autumn term.

 

The guidance is now available in the following languages:

 

·         Arabic

·         Bengali

·         Chinese – traditional

·         Chinese – simplified

·         French

·         Gujarati

·         Polish

·         Portuguese

·         Punjabi

·         Romany

·         Somali

·         Turkish

·         Urdu

Coronavirus in children

Children can get coronavirus (COVID-19), but they seem to get it less often than adults and it's usually less serious.

Symptoms of coronavirus in children

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

What to do if your child has symptoms

If your child has any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if they have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get the test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get the result.

 

Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline remains available to answer questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to education and children’s social care. 

To support the transition back to education, they have extended their opening hours.  Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline by calling:

 

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm
                          Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm

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September 2020 (All subject to Government changes)

 

School Premises Closed to Parents

Similar to what we are doing now, the school building (including the school office) will remain closed to parents. If you have any enquiries, please call on 01202 513981 or email us on school@talbot.poole.sch.uk.

 

Monday 7th September

For one day only, children will go to their original classes. On the 7th they will be told who their new teachers are and where to start from on the 8th September.

 

Cashless School

From September, we are a “cashless” school. With the continuing concerns regarding COVID-19, we are unable to take any payments in school.

Any payments must be made online via your Scopay account. If you do not have an account, please email school@talbot.poole.sch.uk and we will try and email your account details to you.

 

School Meals

There will be no hot meals from September, this is temporary whilst COVID-19 continues. Packed lunches will be ordered for you. As always, you are welcome to provide your own lunch if you wish.

 

Talbot Stars (Breakfast and Afterschool Club)

Talbot Stars will continue from September. Bookings are online only and are again available from your Scopay account. Please note there is a limit of 30 per morning session and 30 per afternoon session.

No payment / booking – no place.

 

If you need a Scopay code - email the office as soon as possible

 

Extra-Curricular Clubs

There will be no extra-curricular clubs after school clubs until further notice. We will update you when we have an idea when they can restart.

 

School Uniform

Full winter uniform with the appropriate shoes (no boots). P.E kits to be worn into school on the days you have P.E – no changing in school.

Advice for those who have travelled recently

 

Yesterday, the Chief Medical Advisor for England, Chris Whitty updated advice for travellers returning to the UK from specific areas affected by COVID-19, which you can find at:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

If you have returned from the following specific areas since 19th February, you should call NHS 111 and stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if you do not have symptoms:

·         Iran

·         Specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy (see link to maps below)

·         Special care zones in South Korea (see link to maps below)

·         Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days – see link to maps below)

If you have returned from the following areas since 19 February and develop symptoms, however mild, you should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS 111:

·         Northern Italy (defined by a line above, and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini – see link to maps below)

·         Vietnam

·         Cambodia

·         Laos

·         Myanmar

If you have a cough, or fever or shortness of breath and have visited any of the following areas in the last 14 days, stay indoors and call NHS 111 informing them of your recent travel:

·         China, apart from Hubei province (see link to maps below)

·         Thailand

·         Japan

·         Republic of Korea, apart from special care zones (see link to maps below)

·         Hong Kong

·         Taiwan

·         Singapore

·         Malaysia

·         Macau

Maps showing affected regions of China, Republic of Korea and Italy

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas

 

Advice for those who have travelled recently in a group, such as a school trip

There is no need to manage returning groups any differently. Pupils, students and staff returning from trips to the countries specified above should follow the same advice.

 

Where to find the latest information

Public Health England blog:
https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/

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