The school has published the below guidance on COVID 19 for parents.

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The government has announced that primary schools will return in full from Monday 8th March. Please see the attached letter from Ms Hawker giving further details:

Return to school March 8th - letter from Headteacher

If your child is currently coming in to school please find below the staggered start and finish times for each class:

Year Group Start time am Finish time pm Gate
Year 1 8.45am 3.05pm Clubhouse Gate
Year 2 8.55am 3.15pm Clubhouse Gate
Year 3 8.55am 3.20pm Main Playground Gate
Year 4 8.50am 3.15pm Main Playground Gate
Year 5 8.45am 3.10pm Main Playground Gate
Year 6 8.40am 3.05pm Main Playground Gate
Reception 8.45am 3.00pm Reception Gate
Nursery 9.00am 12.00pm Main Office Door

 

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Please click on the below for the latest Lime Tree Risk Assessment:

Lime Tree Risk Assessment - updated 5th February 2021

CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE FOR COVID-19:

The Government has announced a plan to ease lockdown in England with a phased approach from 8th March.

For information on what you can currently do please click on the following link:

National lockdown guidance

For information about the government road map out of the current lockdown please click on the following link:

Covid-19 Reponse -  Spring 2021

Return to school 8th March - Primary Schools

Please click on the below link for guidance on travel from Transport For London:

Transport For London  - Safer Travel Guidance

It is still critical that everybody observes the following key behaviours:

HANDS - Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds.

FACE - Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

SPACE - Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors).

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The school has set up a specific email address for all correspondence around Coronavirus:

covid@limetree.rbksch.org

Please use this email to report if your child is absent from school with symptoms or waiting for a test result. The school needs to know as soon as possible the result of a test, particularly if it is positive, so we can respond in a way to protect everyone in the school community. Please include your child’s name, date of positive test, and your name and contact number.

This email will be monitored on a regular basis.

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NHS GUIDANCE FOR CORONAVIRUS IN CHILDREN:

Children can get coronavirus (COVID-19), but the advice is that they seem to get it less often than adults and it's usually less serious. 

Letter from the Department For Education regarding Coronavirus symptoms 23rd September

Letter from the Department of Education regarding Coronavirus testing 26th September

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If your child has any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

Ring 119 for advice to see if a test is required. 
Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get the test result – only leave your home to have a test.
Anyone you live with, including siblings, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get the result.

Two locations for Rapid Result COVID-19 Community Testing in Kingston

Please find attached a link to the online 111 NHS symptom checker facility:

https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/

Covid Flow Chart - 18th September 2020

This is a multiple choice symptom checker which will be useful for parents if they are unsure of their child’s symptoms.

For information about the different symptoms between Coronavirus and flu/colds please click on the following link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54145299

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Health and Wellbeing 

In the current environment the following support services are available should you wish to talk anything through:

Advice and Resources for Emotional Wellbeing - CAMHS Achieving for Children 

Self Harm - Recommended resources - National Self Harm Network, Mind UK, YoungMinds

Anxiety - Recommended resources - Anxiety UK, Headspace, YoungMinds  

Emotional Health Support Services for Children & Families - NHS, A&E

 Kingston Stronger Together - Council Informations for Parents struggling during the pandemic

Compassionate Neighbours Compassionate Neighbours are trained volunteers offering friendship and listening. Website gives information on worldwide compassionate action in the present coronavirus climate and ways to get in touch for connecting and friendship.

Samaritans Samaritans KIngston - Phone: 116 123 - free from any phone or email jo@samaritans.org 24 hours Samaritans offer emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.

Family LIves Family lives have a free help line that offers support and advice on any aspect of parenting and family life - they have volunteers working from home 9am-9pm Mon-Fri and 10am-3pm Sat/Sun 0808 800 2222

Child LIne Childline - Comforts, advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling. Phone 0800 1111 (24 hours) Chat 1-2-1 with a counsellor online

Kingston Foodbanks 5 local sites offering food every weekday. Telephone 0208 391 1100

Young Minds Online and helpline support for anyone worried about the emotional well being or mental health of a young person aged 0-25

Kooth Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

Mental Health advice  NHS London Mental Health Emergency Services

CAMHS Crisis Line Duty Line for parents and families

School Health Services Information on online School Health Services

Please click on the attached link to information from the Young Minds website which gives practical help on coping with anxiety, arming yourself with the facts,keeping your normal routine and dealing with self isolation:

Advice form the Young Minds Website about anxiety in the time of Coronavirus