The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
What to do if you have symptoms
If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:
- Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
- You and anyone you live with should stay at home and not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.
Anyone in your support bubble should also stay at home if you have been in close contact with them since your symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started.
Covid-19 Funding Allocation
We are working closely with the local authority and dicoese to ensure the most effective way of spending our additional and catch-up funding to provide the best opportunities for all children; both academically to fill any gaps in their learning and emotionally to support their mental health and wellbeing.
Our funding allocation is approximately £25,000, which has been allocated into the following streams:
1. Premises: this includes additional cleaning staff, materials and medical supplies to ensure our site and premises are cleaned thoroughly and that staff have access to relevant PPE etc.
2. Free School Meals: we have used this money to subsidise lunches for children whose parents are close to, but do not currently meet, the requirements for the Pupil Premium Grant and free school meals offer.
3. Holiday food: during school closures and holidays, we have been able to provide food parcels for some of our families. We have applied for additional funding to expand this provision.
4. Additional cleaning: we currently have not had any positive cases of pupils with Covid-19 in school. Where pupils have shown symptoms, they have been isolated and cared for until parents / carers have been able to collect, after which the room used has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitised.
We will update this information when we have a clear picture of expenditure.