Covid-19 - information for children attending school and children learning at home 

 As of January 2021 school is closed to all children except those considered vulnerable and children of critical workers. A list of occupations classified as critical can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision

The risk assessment below provides details about how we are working to keep those children in school and staff as safe as possible.

If your child is attending school and is unwell

For details of Covid-19 symptoms, see: 
www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

For guidance on when to isolate and for how long, see:
www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/how-long-to-self-isolate/

If your child is unwell and you are not sure if they should be in school, please refer to the ‘My child is unwell, what should I do?’ diagram attached below. Your child should stay at home and get a test if they have any of the three Covid-19 symptoms:

1.   A high temperature: any new high temperature where your child feels hot to touch on their chest or back (you do not need to use a thermometer)

2.   A new continuous cough: coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours

3.   A loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste: a noticeable loss of smell or taste or things smell and taste different to normal ?

All members of your household need to isolate while waiting for the test result. If the test is positive, your child must isolate for 10 days. All other household members should isolate for 10 days from the day after the individual tested positive and get a test if they develop symptoms. 

If a child in a key stage bubble tests positive, anyone who is advised to isolate does not require a test unless they subsequently develop symptoms. No one else in the same bubble as the symptomatic child needs to take any action unless advised by the school.

Becoming unwell at school

If your child develops Covid-19 symptoms at school they will be sent home along with any siblings also in school. They must isolate for at least 10 days and should arrange to have a test. Other members of the household must also isolate immediately and continue to isolate for a further 10 days from the day after a positive test result. 

Children must isolate if someone in their household has symptoms. If the individual’s test is positive, children must continue to isolate for a further 10 days from the day after the individual tested positive. Children who are isolating but feel well will be able to participate in the remote education currently being provided to all children who are not attending school.

What happens if a child in the same key stage bubble tests positive?

In the event of a child testing positive and the bubble having to isolate, remote education will be immediately available for these children to access from home.

School drop-off and pick-up

Drop-off is at 8.55am and pick-up is at 3.15pm. Please drop your child off via the front gate and leave via the back gate (see site map below), and comply with social-distancing guidelines at all times.

The Oxfordshire Public Health team recommends parents/carers wearing face coverings on the school site when social-distancing may be difficult.

Children learning at home

Regular communications about remote education are sent to parents and carers via Parentmail. If you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school office by email at office.3803@goring.oxon.sch.uk. The guide to using the Microsoft Teams remote education platform is provided below. 


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