COVID-19 Family Support Information

Coronavirus and your child – what you need to know

COVID-19 Friday 18th December 2020

St George’s have had a positive covid-19 case in Rainbowfish class Year 1 class.

Children in Rainbowfish class must go into self isolation and can come out of self isolation on Saturday 19th December 2020.

St George’s continues to take every precaution, in line with with all national guidelines, to keep pupils and staff members safe. Our public health and education teams at the council are working closely with the school.

I would like to thank all school staff and families for continuing to stick to the guidance to minimise the spread of the virus, which is helping to keep as many children safely in school as possible.

If your child develops symptoms they should stay at home and book a test. Only those with symptoms need to book a test. You can book a test online or by calling 119

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Mrs S Gibb

COVID-19 Tuesday 15th December 2020

St George’s have had a positive covid-19 case in Seahorse class.

Children in Seahorse class must go into self isolation and can come out of self isolation on Saturday 19th December 2020.

St George’s continues to take every precaution, in line with with all national guidelines, to keep pupils and staff members safe. Our public health and education teams at the council are working closely with the school.

I would like to thank all school staff and families for continuing to stick to the guidance to minimise the spread of the virus, which is helping to keep as many children safely in school as possible.

If your child develops symptoms they should stay at home and book a test. Only those with symptoms need to book a test. You can book a test online or by calling 119

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Mrs S Gibb

COVID-19 Tuesday 10th November 2020

We have had a positive case in school, but this person has not come into contact with children.

Protect St George’s Beneficial C of E Primary School Community

Unfortunately the infection rate in Portsmouth is increasing and is now above the national rate.

As the rate increases we need your help with keeping us all safe. We can take action to help protect ourselves.

St George’s is following the government’s hands, face and space campaign. In school everyone is washing hands frequently. Staff are socially distancing and where this is not possible for adults we wear visors. Those who are vulnerable wear visors throughout the school day. (Public Health England do not want primary aged children to wear face coverings and we follow this guidance.)

We keep classes (pods) separate.

The pupils are in their classes (pods). They remain with the same adults throughout the week. They do not mix nor move around the classroom as they did prior to Coronavirus. At break and lunchtimes they do not mix with other classes. On the playground they have their own space and equipment. For EYFS to Y4 they are served their lunches in their classrooms. Y5 & Y6 use the two halls but again we ensure they are socially distanced. KS2 have one year group assembly a week but they sit socially distancing. Staff have been allocated to specific classes and year groups. Where staff need to move between year groups precautions are in place to reduce contamination. Even our wraparound care offers a service whilst keeping 2m distance to stops pods from being cross contaminated.

How you can help

To help the situation, and keeping us all safe, please:

  • wear face coverings in and around the school – do not be tempted to lower it to talk to others
  • keep your child(ren) with you and socially distance. At both ends of the school day socially
  • distance from other families.
  • adhere to the government’s lockdown rules
  • self isolate if required – this means staying at home and not mixing, not even your wider family and especially not friends as you will be putting those around at risk.

 

We see children who we have been kept separate throughout the school day mixing before or after school.

We see some parents greet and hug children who are not in their family/support pods. In other time this is a good gesture but in these times it is putting others at risk.

Please help us to protect our school community

Protect Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council are trying to protect Portsmouth.  Please see their website: https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/services/coronavirus-covid-19/

Pages which are specific for schools can be found at:

https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/services/coronavirus-covid-19/schools-and-families-coronavirus-information/returning-to-school-coronavirus-information/

If you are vulnerable and in need of additional support during the coronavirus outbreak and can’t find help online, please call the HIVE Portsmouth helpline on 023 9261 6709. This line is currently open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

Yours sincerely,

S J Gibb (Headteaher) & L Drinkwater (Chair of Governors)

16.11.20
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