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LITTLE CHERUBS COVID-19 Policy
Precautions, Practice & Procedures For The Nursery, Staff, Parents and Children
HANDS, FACE, SPACE, FRESH AIR
LATERAL FLOW TESTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FREE FOR EVERYBODY
This Policy outlines Little Cherubs Nursery School’s response in relation to the Coronavirus Pandemic 2020. It follows to the best of our ability guidelines set out by the UK Government and the Department of Education.
What is Covid-19 / Coronavirus?
The World Health Organisation gives the following overview:
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it is important that you also practise respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.
Check the NHS website if you think you or your child may have symptoms or view the information at the end of this document: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms-and-what-to-do/
How to stop infection spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with coronavirus.
The outlined measures below will be in place until the end of the
Summer Term 2021
To support transitions in these unusual circumstances please help us to keep the nursery entrance as clear as possible by not leaving buggies and pushchairs in the playground. These may be left in an orderly fashion and not blocking the stairs or entrance to the playground. They will be left at the owner’s risk
Self-isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms-Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Self-isolation helps stop coronavirus spreading
Do not leave your home if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or live with someone who does.
This is called self-isolation.
If you are self-isolating, you must:
You can use your garden, if you have one. Any exercise should be taken at home.
If you're not sure if you need to self-isolate
If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 coronavirus service to find out what to do.
How long to self-isolate
If you have symptoms
If you have symptoms of coronavirus, you'll need to self-isolate for 10 days.
After 10 days:
You do not need to self-isolate if you just have a cough after 7 days. A cough can last for several weeks after the infection has gone.
If you live with someone who has symptoms
If you live with someone who has symptoms, you'll need to self-isolate for 14 days from the day their symptoms started. This is because it can take 14 days for symptoms to appear.
If more than 1 person at home has symptoms, self-isolate for 14 days from the day the first person started having symptoms.
If you get symptoms, self-isolate for 7 days from when your symptoms start, even if it means you are self-isolating for longer than 14 days.
If you do not get symptoms, you can stop self-isolating after 14 days.
Track and Trace
Visit the link below for details about the Coronavirus testing and tracing.
If you're told you've been in contact with a person who has coronavirus:
Coronavirus in children-Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Children can get coronavirus (COVID-19), but they seem to get it less often than adults and it's usually less serious.
What to do if your child has symptoms of coronavirus
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
Call 111 If your child has these symptoms. Organise a test.
What to do if your child seems very unwell
Children and babies will still get illnesses that can make them very unwell quickly. It's important to get medical help if you need it.
Urgent advice:Call 111 or your GP surgery if your child:
Immediate action required:Call 999 if your child:
PPE provision in schools during Covid-19 isolation phase activity
Putting on and Removing PPE
It is also important that any PPE equipment is put on and removed safely so that staff do not contaminate themselves. There is a specific order in which this should be done detailed below:, A Public Health England COVID-19: Removal and disposal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) video is also available.
This Policy was established on 19/5/2020 by Mylene Colvin. Updated on 3 September 2020, updated 12 May 2021
To be Reviewed as Government Guidance is updated