Coronavirus

New Guidance for managing COVID-19 – Friday 1 April 2022

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

The population now has much stronger protection against COVID-19 than at any other point in the pandemic. This means we can begin to manage the virus like other respiratory infections, thanks to the success of the vaccination programme and access to antivirals, alongside natural immunity and increased scientific and public understanding about how to manage risk. 

The updated Covid -19 guidance advises:
Adults with symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature.
 
Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend
 
Following a positive COVID-19 test result
– Self- Isolation can now be ended without the need to obtain a negative test.

– Adults should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious.

Children only require 3 days isolation.
 
Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in schools.
 
 
Glyn Morgans and the Hurley Primary School Team  😊

Update to Hurley Primary Covid Arrangements 20/01/22

UPDATE TO HURLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL
COVID ARRANGEMENTS – Jan 20th 2022
 
 IF CHILDREN FEEL UNWELL, PLEASE KEEP THEM OFF SCHOOL UNTIL BETTER AND GET THEM PCR TESTED. (If children have Covid Symptoms or wider Covid Symptoms they MUST stay off school get a PCR test and NOT a lateral flow test.) Your Child cannot attend school with Covid symptoms or wider Covid Symptoms unless you have first emailed a negative PCR test.
 
Testing can be arranged by calling 119 or online:  https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
 
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
new continuous cough and/or high temperature and/or
a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
However, there are also wider Covid symptoms, which include – 
sore throat, headache, muscle ache, fatigue, shortness of breath, blocked/runny nose, diarrhoea and vomiting, and cold-like symptoms.  
 
 ISOLATION GUIDANCE
When isolating count the day the symptoms first started as day zero and on day 5 you can test with a lateral flow test if this and another 24 hrs later on day 6 are BOTH negative you can come out of isolation. If one test is positive keep testing each day until you get two negative lateral flow tests 24 hrs apart. OR if the lateral flow tests keep indicating positive then isolation can end after the 10th day without testing.
 
 
If a positive case occurs in your household OR if you are notified by school that your child’s Year group or other groups, they belong to have a positive Covid Case.  Children in these groups are considered close contacts so where possible please continue carry out a lateral flow test each day. If a daily Lateral flow test result is negative, they can come into school. If children get a positive lateral flow test they need to start isolating as they may be asymptomatic. Please see the new isolation guidance below.
 
If a lateral flow test indicates positive please begin to isolate immediately and notify the school There is no longer a requirement to confirm the positive Lateral Flow tests with a PCR Test.
 
The outbreak appears to be spreading across the school, so we are recommending that children in other Year groups conduct regular Lateral Flow tests at least a twice a week.
 
For information regarding access to lateral flow tests see:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/regular-rapid-coronavirus-tests-if-you-do-not-have-symptoms/
Regular testing   will help stop the spread across families and into different year groups in the school.
 
Thanks for your cooperation 
 
Best Wishes
Glyn Morgans
Headteacher
 
Hurley Primary School
Heanley Lane,
Hurley,
Nr Atherstone,
Warwickshire,
CV9 2HY
 
Tel: 01827 872207
Email: head2032@welearn365.com

The Children’s Safe Return To School From 5th January 2022

COVID ARRANGEMENTS FOR SPRING TERM 2022 AT HURLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL
 
Dear Parents 
 
We are delighted to welcome the children back to school tomorrow on Wednesday 5th January. During this term we will be doing our utmost to keep the school open for Face-to-Face learning and contain the rapid spread of the new Omicron Covid Variant.  
 
Please follow the measures below to help us keep the spread of infection at bay 
 
 
If children feel unwell, please keep them off school until better and get them PCR tested. 
 
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
new continuous cough and/or high temperature and/or
a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
 However, there are also wider Covid symptoms, which include – 
sore throat, headache, muscle ache, fatigue, shortness of breath, blocked/runny nose, diarrhoea and vomiting, and cold-like symptoms.  
 
If your child develops any of the above symptoms or wider symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home and arrangements should be made for them to be PCR tested.  This should be a test taken at an NHS site (a PCR test) and NOT a rapid test taken at a community testing site (an LFT test). 

If your child feels unwell with other symptoms, please keep them off school until they are better to prevent the spread of infections.  Also please get a PCR test because they may have wider Covid symptoms.
 
Testing can be arranged by calling 119 or online:   https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
 
ANYONE RECEIVING A POSITIVE PCR MUST SELF ISOLATE FOR AT LEAST 7 DAYS
THE ISOLATION PERIOD FOR A POSITIVE PCR TEST HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 7 DAYS Providing 2 LFT’s can be obtained 24 hrs apart (on day 6 and 7)
 
CALCULATING THE NEW ISOLATION PERIOD
Count the first day you got symptoms as ‘day zero’
Or if there are no symptoms count ‘day zero’ as the day you first tested positive.

Six days after ‘day zero’ take an LFT test and if this is negative AND another LFT is obtained the following day (day 7) isolation may be finished after 7 days.  However, if these tests are positive Isolation should continue this until 2 negative LFT’s are obtained within 24 hours OR until after 10days
 
 
IF YOU HAVE A POSITIVE PCR TEST IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD KEEP CHILDREN OFF SCHOOL UNTIL THEY RECEIVE A NEGATIVE PCR TEST
If children receive a negative PCR test, they can attend school providing they continue to receive daily negative Lateral Flow tests.  
 
For information regarding access to lateral flow tests see:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/regular-rapid-coronavirus-tests-if-you-do-not-have-symptoms/
 Obviously, this will help stop the spread across families and into different year groups in the school.
 
REGULAR LFT TESTING
We encourage all families to undertake regular LFT testing wherever possible with because they are useful tool to identify positive cases when children are asymptomatic (not showing symptoms) A positive LFT test should always be checked with a PCR test
                                                                                                                                                    
How to stop COVID-19 spreading 
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19: 
 
– Ensure all adults get double vaccinated and boosted
– Where a mask where- ever possible
– Keep your distance from others
– Ensure Good Ventilation – Avoid unnecessary contact in confined spaces
– Ensure Good Hygiene and encourage children to;-
– wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds 
– use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
– wash your hands as soon as you get home
– cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
– put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
 
 
Thank you very much for your help in following the above measure 
it’s very much appreciated and hopefully will enable us to reduce the spread of Covid and keep classes open for face-to-face learning.
 
Best Wishes
 
Mr Morgans and the Hurley Primary School Team 😊
 
Hurley Primary School
Heanley Lane,
Hurley,
Nr Atherstone,
Warwickshire,
CV9 2HY
 
Tel: 01827 872207
Email: head2032@welearn365.com
 

The Children’s Safe Return To School From 6th September 2021


ARRANGEMENTS FROM MONDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2021
All children will return to Hurley Primary School on Monday 6th September.

There will be no staggered starts and children will not be required to stay in their class bubbles.
 
However some basic Covid Control Measures Will Still Remain In Place.
We hope to return to much more normal times but we will still  maintain some Covid control measures to reduce chances the children, staff and parents  catching  Covid and consequently missing  further periods of time off school.
 
Covid control measures from September 21
If children are poorly please keep them off school to reduce the general spread of infections.

If children have Covid Symptoms please, keep them off school and  get them a PCR test. If this result is positive please contact school immediately and keep them off school to self- isolate.
 
Children will be encouraged to wash their hands regularly during the day.
We will ensure the school is well ventilated.

Initially we have been advised by Warwickshire  local authority NOT to hold large indoor gatherings like whole school assemblies or big indoor events however this will advise will  be reviewed  during the course of this term. Therefore in the first few weeks we will have smaller key stage assemblies to spread children out better in the hall.

When collecting children please try to maintain sensible social distancing  by  respecting other parents’ personal space and try, where possible, to avoid  congregating in large groups.

Masks are recommended by the Local Authority but they are not compulsory.
If parents should need to enter school for a specific meeting, please wear a mask (unless medically exempt)
 
Arriving at school
All children should arrive at school between 8.45 -8.55 am. Children arriving after 8.55 will be marked as late.

Parents will be allowed to enter the school playground to drop off their children. Wearing of masks and social distancing will be a matter of personal choice although we do ask everyone to be considerate of others. 
 
Children must be dropped off outside the school building and parents MUST NOT ENTER SCHOOL with their children. Staff will be placed at the Infant class entrances to greet the children. On the first day back, Junior staff will be on the playground to welcome children in. 
 
FOR SAFEGUARDING AND SECURITY REASONS, PARENTS AND OTHER ADULTS MUST NOT ENTER THE SCHOOL BUILDING THEY MUST ONLY ENTER THE SCHOOL BUILDING VIA THE SCHOOL OFFICE WITH PRIOR PERMISSION TO DO SO. 
 
PLEASE DO NOT FOLLOW YOUR CHILD INTO SCHOOL.
 
Infant parents: Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
Infant parents will drop off children to their ‘class gates’ which are by the school playground. A member of staff will be at each class gate to greet you.
 
Junior Children Year 3, Year4,  Year5, Year6
Junior children will enter school via the Hall door entrance. On the first day, members of staff from each year group will be on the playground to greet the children. 
 
Children in Year 5 and Year 6 can walk independently to and from school, if given permission by their parents.
We will be allowing children in Years 5 and Year 6 to walk independently to and from school. This is providing parents have completed a permission form using the following link
Walking Home Consent link  https://forms.gle/cCcd3ogn42sBunEb9
 
Leaving School
From September all children will finish school at 3.30 pm
 
Parents can wait for the children on the school playground at the end of the afternoon.
The school gate will be opened at 3.20 pm to enable parents access  to the playground
 
Infant children must be  collected from their class gates by parents/carers or a trusted adult (please notify school beforehand if another adult is collecting your child)
 
Year 3 and 4 should be collected from the playground by parents or a trusted adult
 
Year 5 and 6  can walk home independently if they have been given permission by their parents using the form – please see Walking Home Consent link https://forms.gle/cCcd3ogn42sBunEb9
 
 Please ensure you arrive on time to pick up your child from school.
If for some reason you cannot arrive at school on time, please notify the school office as soon as possible so childcare arrangements can be put in place.
If a Junior children ‘s parents do not arrive at 3.30 pm to pick up on the school playground the child should  return to the school office immediately where their parents can be contacted or alternative arrangements can be made to provide childcare for them while their parents or a responsible adult arrives at school.
 
PARKING  ARRANGEMENTS
We continue to encourage and recommend that where possible children and parents walk to and from school. This is a great way to help children develop healthy behaviours for the future and exercise is great for everyone’s mental health. 
 
However, walking to school isn’t possible for all families. From September, the church carpark will be made available for parking again as parents will not be required to line up at the school entrance. 
 
Please note:
·         People use the church car park at their own risk.
·         The car park will not hold all the cars so some parents will have to continue to park away from the school.
 
WHEN PARKING, PLEASE SHOW CONSIDERATION TO OTHERS INCLUDING OUR NEIGHBOURS AND ALWAYS BE MINDFUL OF THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN.
 
 
 
VERY BEST WISHES 
Glyn Morgans and the Hurley Primary School  Team 😊
Headteacher
 
Hurley Primary School
Heanley Lane,
Hurley,
Nr Atherstone,
Warwickshire,
CV9 2HY
 






Outbreak Management Plan

When we return to school in September 2021 many arrangements will return to normal. However we have been advised initially to be very cautious about holding large whole school events.

Throughout the year we will be particularly mindful of National and Local Covid infection rates and guidelines and we may need to change arrangement accordingly. If there is an outbreak of Covid-19 in school we will work with Public Health to consider temporarily restoring some of the Covid-19 Control measures to help contain the spread of the infection. Please see our Outbreak Management plan below for more details.

The Hurley Primary Covid Risk Assessments

The HPS Covid Recovery and Catchup Plans

REMOTE LEARNING AT HURLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL
If you need to do remote learning because you are self-isolating, please click  here.

Coronavirus Information for parents

COVID PROCEDURES TO FOLLOW IF YOUR CHILD FEELS UNWELL
OR HAS BEEN IN CONTACT WITH A POSITIVE CASE OF COVID.
Hurley Primary School Guidance on symptoms, self-isolation, testing
Click here for HPS Covid-procedures for Symptoms, Self -Isolation and Testing March 2021.pdf


PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE IF CHILD IS UNWELL GET A TEST A.S.A.P.
PLEASE KEEP CHILDREN OFF SCHOOL IF THEY OR UNWELL UNTIL THEY ARE BETTER

RISK ASSESSMENT FOR HURLEY PRIMARY UPDATED MONDAY 8th MARCH
HPS Risk Assessment for children  return to school March 8th 2021

KEY MESSAGES AND ADVICE
KEEP CHILDREN OFF SCHOOL IF THEY ARE UNWELL AND GET THEM TESTED IMMEDIATELY. KEEP THEM OFF SCHOOL UNTIL THEY RECEIVE A NEGATIVE TEST AND THEY FEEL BETTER

IF YOUR CHILD GETS A POSITIVE TEST RESULT, PLEASE INFORM SCHOOL A.S.A.P.
During the day you can ring school on 01827 872207
or email both Head2032@welearn365.com   and  admin2032@welearn365.com 
Out of school hours contact Mr Morgans, Headteacher, directly ring or text 07984925787 OR email Head2032@welearn365.com

SELF-ISOLATE AND GET TESTED IF YOU HAVE ANY CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS

IF YOUR CHILD OR A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD DISPLAYS ANY ONE OF THE CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS, PLEASE GET A TEST IMMEDIATELY AND STAY OFF SCHOOL TO SELF-ISOLATE AND INFORM SCHOOL A.S.A.P. OF THE TEST RESULT

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS ARE KEPT UP TO DATE
SYMPTONS AND TESTING
CORONAVIRUS SYMPTONS – any ONE of the following;-
A new or persistent cough, OR a high temperature, OR a loss of smell OR taste
HOWEVER PUBLIC HEALTH warn us:
Children have been presenting a range of other symptoms.
Public Health England are finding that many children aren’t displaying the main three signs of Coronavirus; their symptoms were a sore throat, feeling really unwell, muscle aches and pains, headaches, sickness or diarrhoea . THEREFORE to prevent the transmission of Coronavirus, if your child is unwell, please keep them off school until they are feeling better. If they continue to be unwell and then develop a high temperature, loss or change in taste or smell or a new or worsening of a cough, then please self-isolate and get a Coronavirus test.   (Please see the self -isolation guide below.)
 
Book a test immediately if you have any one of the Coronavirus symptoms
(only for the person with symptoms) and let us know the result as soon as possible
You can  book a test on-line at  https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test  or call 119. 
SCHOOL CONTACT
Please keep school informed as soon as possible by phone: – 01827 872207 
Firstly, when your child or someone in your household gets symptoms 
and contact us again, when the test result is received
 
IF YOU RECEIVE A POSITIVE COVID 19 TEST RESULT CONTACT SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY
Please give the name of your child and your child’s class and date last in school. 
Or if you are an adult who has been in school, please give your name, reason for being in school and explain what year groups you have been in contact with.
 
During the day you can ring school on 01827 872207
Or email both Head2032@welearn365.com   and  admin2032@welearn365.com 
 
Out of school hours contact
If you get a positive test result in the evening or the weekend, please contact me directly:-   Send a text message to 07984925787 OR email Head2032@welearn365.com 
 

PLEASE EMAIL US A COPY OF YOUR CORONAVIRUS TEST RESULT  
to both head2032@welearn365.com   and  admin2032@welearn365.com 
SELF- ISOLATING
A person with symptoms must self-isolate for 10 days from when the symptoms first developed OR until the test result comes back negative
 
10 days for everyone in the household who does not have the symptoms
OR until the test result comes back negative 

 
IF A TEST RESULT IS POSITIVE – INFORM SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY 
Your child and the rest of the household must self-isolate and stay off school.
The person who tests positive must self-isolate for 10 days from when the symptoms first develop. The rest of the household must self-isolate for 10 days from when the symptoms first developed.  
 

When dropping off/collecting children your please remember

*to keep your distance (2 metres) from others
*wear a mask wherever possible

If parents need to enter the school, you MUST either wear a mask or a face shield
.


WASH HANDS – KEEP SPACE – COVER FACE

If you are unsure of what to do, please phone the school for advice.

Thanks again for your fabulous support.
Glyn Morgans, Headteacher,
and the Hurley Primary School Team

HPS Covid Procedures for the return to school of All Pupil March 8th 2021

The Children’s Safe Return To School on 8th MARCH

Information about our arrangements and procedures

Warwickshire video guidance for returning to school safely after the Easter Holidays
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx0tgpZ4VWk

ARRANGEMENTS FOR RETURNING TO SCHOOL MONDAY MARCH 8th 2021
Click to access Arrangements for Reopening Hurley Primary School March 2021.pdf
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES
Click to access Arrival And Departure times March 2021.pdf
HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR ARRIVING AND DEPARTING SCHOOL
Click to access Guidelines For Arrivals and-Departures March 2021.pdf