28 September 2020
Our Headteacher Mr Bowers has recorded a video message to all parents today 28.09.20. Use the link below to watch.
There are two documents referred to in the message use the links below to read these.
- Guidance for parents when to book a Coronavirus test from GOV.UK
- Wellbeing resource kit for parents from Lancashire County Council
- Please see the below link to the Every Mind Matters web based resource. This is aimed at parents, not only to help them to support their children and young people with wellbeing issues but also to help them seek guidance for themselves. It includes material on how to support children in their return to school and signs to look for in relation to their child's mental health and wellbeing, particularly in the context of Covid-19.
DfE update on the launch of the new NHS Covid-19 app
The NHS COVID-19 app (‘the app’) is a key part of the country’s ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) response and is designed to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) by alerting people who may have been exposed to infection so that they can take action.
- The app is available to download for anyone aged 16 and over if they choose to do so.
- For some young people, particularly those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), parents will need to decide whether or not their use of the app is appropriate.
- The agreed process for ensuring a setting is aware of a positive case is still in place and is not changed by the introduction of the app
- Use of the app does not replace the requirement of individuals to social distance or to report positive cases to the setting
- Use of the app change does not change the processes of escalation if there any positive cases linked to education settings.
- The app uses the minimum amount of personal data possible, which means it will not know if that contact took place in an education setting.
- Settings should inform all students, in particular those who are under 18, to inform a member of staff if they receive a notification during the school / college day
- Schools and FE providers are not expected to create NHS QR code posters for their normal day to day operations but where needed, go to create NHS QR code posters online for free
Six key functions of the App
- Trace – alerts the individual if they were in close contact with a confirmed case
- Alert – provides the individual with the risk level associated with coronavirus (COVID-19) in their local area, based on the postcode district they enter
- Check in – allows the individual to check in to locations via the app and official NHS QR codes
- Symptoms – allows the individual to check symptoms against government guidance and to get advice
- Test – allows the individual to order a free test and to receive results and advice via the app
- Isolate – provides an isolation ‘companion’, which counts down how many days they have left to isolate and provides links to useful advice