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COVID 19

Please see the letter below from the Director of Education regarding schools reopening and the provision for Key Worker Children. We are currently assessing staff availability for return to work so we can agree timetables for pupils to return to Glyncoed. In addition, we are required to allocate staff to run the hub provision for key workers. This will mean that not all pupils are likely to return at the same time.

Advice for Parents - Online Radicalisation

The Educational Psychology Service has provided the following COVID-19 related resources to parents

The local churches with support of St Teilos and the local councilors have joined together to try and support the communities of Pentwyn and llanedeyrn during the covid19 pandemic with helping people who are isolated with food supplies, shopping, phone calls and helping picking up essentials. Thankfully it seems like a lot of the need in terms of food supply is attempting to be covered by national and local government. But we are aware that people may fall through the cracks of support which we maybe able to help with.

Monday 30th March - Eligibility for Emergency Childcare at Pontprennau Hub

From Monday 30th March 2020, the Council will move to operating a sustainable childcare provision in a small number of centralised locations across the city, in order to reduce the number of schools opening to provide childcare for key workers.

 

These locations will provide childcare for pupils from designated local ‘feeder’ schools.  

Support for Pre-school children will be made available via the Council’s Family Gateway.  

 

Keyworkers that are critical to the COVID-19 response are advised that childcare provision should only be used if there is no safe, alternative form of childcare available.  Provision is still being prioritised for health and social care workers (including those working in homeless hostels and Outreach) and in the emergency services however, the provision arrangements will now also aim to accommodate wider categories of keyworkers, where possible.

 

Click on the link below to find out more about the application process.

 

A Story for Children About Coronavirus

Cardiff Family Advice and Support Information

ALN Booklet and Information for Families

Information Regarding Pupils Eligible For Free School Meals

Emergency Childcare for Key Workers

School Closures in Wales

Please click on the link below to view the announcement from the Minister of Education, Kirsty Williams, regarding School Closures by Friday 20th March 2020.

https://twitter.com/WelshGovernment/status/1240264559765663745?s=20

 

Coronavirus - Covid 19

 

1. Information about the virus

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in December 2019.

The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 and 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, they have not been infected.

The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection:

  • cough
  • difficulty in breathing
  • fever

Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. There is no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups – very few cases have been reported in children.

 

 

2. How COVID-19 is spread

From what we know about other coronaviruses, spread of COVID-19 is most likely to happen when there is close contact (within 2 metres) with an infected person. It is likely that the risk increases the longer someone has close contact with an infected person.

Droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes (termed respiratory secretions) containing the virus are most likely to be the most important means of transmission.

There are 2 routes by which people could become infected:

  • secretions can be directly transferred into the mouths or noses of people who are nearby (within 2 metres) or could be inhaled into the lungs
  • it is also possible that someone may become infected by touching a surface or object that has been contaminated with respiratory secretions and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes (such as touching a door knob or shaking hands then touching own face).

 

3. Preventing spread of infection

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.

There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • washing your hands often - with soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport
  • covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. 
  • people who feel unwell should stay at home and should not attend work or any education or childcare setting
  • pupils, students, staff and visitors should wash their hands:
    • before leaving home
    • on arrival at school
    • after using the toilet
    • after breaks and sporting activities
    • before food preparation
    • before eating any food, including snacks
    • before leaving school
  • use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (section 13) 
  • if you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please use the Coronavirus COVID-19 symptom checker on NHS Direct Wales. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment
  • see the latest information about novel coronavirus on the Public Health Wales website 

Face masks for the general public, pupils or students, or staff are not recommended to protect from infection, as there is no evidence of benefit from their use outside healthcare environments.

People who have returned from Category 1 specified countries or areas in the last 14 days should self-isolate. This includes avoiding attending an education setting or work until 14 days after they return.

People who have returned from Category 2 specified countries or areas in the last 14 days are advised to stay at home if they develop symptoms. All other pupils or students and staff should continue to attend school or university, including their siblings attending the same or a different school (unless advised not to by public health officials).

 

Communication

Throughout the UK Government response phases to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) the school will work closely with relevant authorities to make decisions which are in the interests of the all members of the community. However, to support the safety, wellbeing and continued learning of the children the school asks that all families

  • Ensure that the school has the correct contact details in order to maintain communication throughout the process;
  • Visit the school website and download the ShoolApp to be able to access relevant information in the eventuality of a partial/full closure;
  • Talk to child(ren) about hygiene practices and make use of relevant sites to reduce anxiety.

 

We appreciate that this is a worrying time for everyone.  If you haven't already done so, we would encourage you to talk to your child/ren about Coronavirus.  BBC Newsround provides regular updates and information which may be helpful for you to discuss with your child/ren.

 

BBC Newsround – Video for children explaining Coronavirus: ‘why it might not be as scary as it sounds’

BBC Newsround have produced a great video which explains the coronavirus without frightening children.  

 

 

 

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