Corona Virus: Covid-19
We have put this page together to update you on what we are doing in response to government guidance. We will update it frequently and do our best to be as clear as possible.
Please email the office: email@example.com if you have any questions.
Return of Eden, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6
We have opened the school to the limited year groups above. We have carried out stringent risk assessments and reorganised the school to support the opening whilst doing our utmost to ensure the safety of our children and staff at all times.
Please see the letter below, sent to all parents and carers to inform them of the strategies we are employing:
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Dorset COVID-19 Response Helpline: 01305 221000
Referral into the Dorset Council COVID-19 response will reduce the likelihood of vulnerable people going without support.
Guidance for referring into responses:
- Care and safeguarding concerns, urgent food/meds requests - no other support network available
- Dorset COVID-19 Response Hub. Call 01305 221000, 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ongoing food/meds/befriending help - no other or limited support available
- Voluntary and community support for vulnerable and shielded people in Dorset area (including East Dorset).
- Age UK (North, South and West Dorset) are co-ordinating requests for help with issues relating to loneliness and isolation, or support in accessing items such as food, cash or medication. Call 01305 269444 or email email@example.com.
- Carer concerns not fitting into above categories
- Support for carers across the Dorset Council area linking into local groups – online resource and advice centre.
- Carers Support Dorset: Call 0800 368 8349, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.carersupportdorset.co.uk
Our clear message is don’t be afraid to ask for help and support during this time. No-one should go without essential food or medicines or feel lonely or frightened. We’re working with community organisations, town and parish councils, and registered care and housing providers across the county to make sure support is available to anyone who needs it. If you know anyone who needs help, please encourage them to get in contact.
What we know currently
Covid-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
The latest Government advice is to:
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms:
- a high temperature (37.8 and above) - you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough - this means you've started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.
How long to stay at home
- if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
- if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
This means that if one member of a family needs to self isolate, all of the people living with them must do the same for 14 days. Please let the school office know that this is the case as soon as possible.