Important information from the school's Risk Assessment:
1. Your child must not attend school if they or a household member are displaying coronavirus symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus are recent onset of any of the following:
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
If, however, your child does not have symptoms of coronavirus but has other cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, sore throat or a headache, your child can attend school.
For further information about symptoms and self-isolation, please read COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection.
For Covid-19 testing see: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test and https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works. Alternatively, call 119 if you have problems using the Internet.
2. Please help us by talking to your child about the importance of hand hygiene: washing hands regularly for at least 20 seconds using soap and warm water.
3. Face coverings may be worn on the journey to and from school as footpaths can become busy at peak times.
4. To avoid traffic congestion on School Lane, parents are encouraged to park away from school and walk.
5. Arrival and departure times have been staggered across a 30-minute period to avoid overcrowding. Pupils must be accompanied to school by one adult per family.
6. All parents and carers in Wirral should wear face coverings when collecting and dropping off their children at school. Whilst certain individuals are exempt from wearing face coverings (for example those with particular medical conditions), they will still be expected to maintain social distance. Wearing a face covering does not replace the need for social distancing.
7. Adults should be vigilant to social distancing and maintain 2m distance from each other where possible. Where 2m is not viable, for example on pedestrian paths at peak times, adults should reduce the risk to themselves and others by taking suitable precautions:
- Wear a face covering
- Keep moving
- Keep to the left (single file)
- Keep interactions brief
- Avoid face-to-face conversations
Note: You must not attend school if you are symptomatic, or a member of your household is symptomatic.
8. The wooden gate on the small playground will open between 08:30-09:00 for pupils to enter school. Pupils should arrive as follows:
08:30-08:40: Pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 (including their siblings in younger year groups)
08:40-08:50: Pupils in Years 1, 2 and 3 (including their siblings in F1 & F2)
08:50-09:00: Pupils in F1 and F2 without siblings.
9. Unfortunately, parents will not be able to enter the school building unless you make an appointment by prior arrangement. If you need to contact school, such as to arrange dropping off medicine, please email or phone the school office. In emergency situations, where face to face appointments are the only option, this will be arranged by appointment only so that adequate social distancing arrangements can be made.
10. At the end of the school day, parents and carers should walk through the wooden gate onto the larger main playground and wait for pupils to be dismissed. Parents and carers are asked to observe social distancing whilst waiting. Pupils will depart from the larger playground as follows:
15:00: Pupils in F1 and F2 (without siblings in other year groups)
15:10-15:20: All pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 (and siblings in other year groups)
15:20-15:30: All pupils in Years 1, 2 and 3 (and siblings in F1 & F2)
Parents and carers should arrive at their allocated time to prevent overcrowding.
11. All pupils should return to school in September wearing school uniform. School uniforms do not need to be washed any more differently or regularly than usual.
12. From week 2 we will be letting you know what day your child has PE and we ask that you send your child to school in their PE kit on that day. You may send them in dark plain tracksuit when the weather gets cooler.
13. Your child can bring in a school bag if absolutely necessary, please avoid large backpacks.
14. Pupils do not need to bring a pencil case as everything will be provided for them to do their school work.
15. Please ensure they have a named water bottle with them each day.
16. Please do not allow your child to bring into school any toys or other unnecessary items from home.
17. Where possible, all correspondence to parents will be shared through the school website, email or Twitter feed. Paper correspondence will be avoided for the time being so please make sure we have your up-to-date email address.
NHS 111 online: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
DfE Helpline: 0800 046 8687 (questions about COVID-19 related to education, open 8am-6pm Monday -Friday)
Public Health England North West: 0344 225 0562