Covid 19

Notification of symptoms/positive test 

Should your child or anyone in your household or 'bubble' develop symptoms and test positive for Covid-19, it is important that you update school. Test and trace are now responsible for tracing contacts but school is able to help support this process. 

If out of hours, please either complete this online form or contact 07715651982 - our emergency Covid number asap.  

September 2021 changes 

As COVID-19 becomes a virus that we learn to live with, there is now an imperative to reduce the disruption to children and young people’s education.  Burley Oaks continues to employ a range of control measures, safety systems and procedures to ensure that our community works together to keep our community safer. 

This page is designed to keep you up to date on the changes we have made and informed on any new developments. Government advice can also be found below. 

The full suite of government guidance for schools can be found here

Keeping our school community safer

Maintaining the safety of our pupils and staff remains paramount and the organisation, restrictions and procedures in place are subject to regularly reviewed risk assessment. While coronavirus (COVID-19) remains in the community, this means making judgements for our school about how to balance and minimise any risks through proportionate protective measures. 

System of controls

We will:

  1. Ensure good hygiene for everyone.
  2. Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes.
  3. Keep occupied spaces well ventilated.
  4. Follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Response to any infection:

  • 1) engage with the NHS Test and Trace process
  • 2) contain any outbreak by following local health protection team advice

The full policy can be read by clicking on the picture below, detailing the specific control measures. The risk assessment can also be downloaded below. 

The contents of this Risk Assessment currently override any other school policies and should be applied without exception. 

Both the policy and risk assessment here have been updated to reflect provision from 86th September 2021.

            

Managing Illness/Transmission

It is vital that all members of our community take responsibility for checking symptoms and accessing testing where appropriate. It is common for children to develop a number of viruses and we urge parents to keep communication open with school to safely assess the potential risk of Covid. 

Please see the chart below for help in deciding what measures should be taken. 

Responding to the Coronavirus advice from the government is an obligation on all schools in England. The development of the NHS ‘Test and Trace’ scheme is a key part of the plan to manage Coronavirus. Our responsibility extends beyond the school gates and, as part of our statutory duty, it may be necessary for us to share that data on request by Public Health with NHS staff, so that we play our part in making the programme as effective as possible. It is likely that we may be asked to provide contact details if a case of Coronavirus or a suspected case arises in our school. There is an obligation to support Government planning and we will provide details if requested to do so.  We will be sharing data on the basis that this is a Public Duty and that, in the case of any health data, it is necessary for the public interest.

Information regarding isolation periods can be found here.

Social Distancing - a child-friendly animation - explained in one minute

See why it's so important for us all to keep our distance and not give up, to help stop the spread of Covid 19, in this short child-friendly animation about social distancing!

Whilst the children are in school we are keeping the children within their set bubbles, however, the more that children can keep a safe distance, the better.