CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE FOR COVID-19:

You should continue to avoid close contact and remain socially distant from anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble – even inside other people’s homes. Please click on the following link for the most updated guidance: Latest Government Guidance 24th September 2020

It is 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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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.

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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If anyone has symptoms you should ring 119 for advice to see if a test is required. If a test is advised any children in the family should not come to the school. This also applies to any siblings of an unwell child.

Please contact the school office as soon as possible to advise us of your situation. It is very important to keep the school updated with any test results in case any further action is required.

 

Full updated government guidance for COVID-19

RETURNING TO SCHOOL IN THE AUTUMN TERM

The school re-opened on Monday 7th September in line with current guidelines. Children will start and end school on a staggered basis for the foreseeable future. Parents have been advised of their individual child's start time and time by email. The school will continue to follow strict guidelines on social distancing and hygiene and make sure every child is accommodated. 

Lime Tree Covid-19 Risk Assessment - 14th October 2020 

GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS ON RETURN TO SCHOOL

September return letter 22nd July 2020

 

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Health and Wellbeing 

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

 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