Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

We are continuing to keep you updated on our response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

On the 16th April the government announced a 3 week extension to the current lockdown restrictions to tackle the corona virus outbreak.  Therefore, social distancing regulations remain in place.

For this reason Greenmead Primary School remains CLOSED to pupils and staff until further notice.

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

The DfE have launched a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 08000468687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

The importance of hygiene

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help by following simple and effective hand hygiene messages.

Advice on the coronavirus for places of education

Guidance: What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the
Autumn term: GOV.UK

Guidance: Education and childcare settings: New National Restrictions from 5th November 2020: GOV.UK

Guidance for full opening: Special schools and other specialist settings: GOV.UK

Advice on coronavirus for places of education poster: GOV.UK

Where to find the latest information

Guidance: On shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19: GOV.UK

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Accessing food and essential supplies: GOV.UK

Promotional Material: Local COVID Alert Level Posters: GOV.UK

Guidance: Local COVID alert levels: What you need to know: GOV.UK

News Story: Public Health England launches new Every Mind Matters campaign: GOV.UK

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What has changed – 9th September: GOV.UK

Returning to primary school: What parents need to know: GOV.UK

Guidance: Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) – Is PPE required for tasks involving changing nappies or general care for babies? GOV.UK

Guidance: What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term – Education, health and care (EHC) plans:  GOV.UK

Guidance: Covid-19 guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable: GOV.UK

Guidance: Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: What you can and can’t do: GOV.UK

Guidance: What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak: GOV.UK

Guidance: Staying alert and safe (social distancing): GOV.UK

Guidance: Changes to the law on education, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus: GOV.UK

Guidance: On Shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable: GOV.UK

Guidance: Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection: GOV.UK

Coronavirus:  What do all the terms mean? BBC News

Coronavirus symptoms:  What are they and how do I protect myself? BBC News

Coronavirus:  What social distancing and self-isolation rules?  BBC News

How to protect your mental health:  BBC News

Public Health England Advice to those who are ‘vulnerable’.

‘Vulnerable’ includes those who are:

• Under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (i.e. anyone instructed to get a flu jab)
• Those with chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema or bronchitis
• Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
• Chronic kidney disease
• Chronic liver disease
• Chronic neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, a learning disability or cerebral palsy
• Diabetes
• Problems with your spleen – for example sickle cell disease
• A weakened immune system as a result of conditions such as AIDS/HIV or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
• Those who are pregnant
• People who have received an organ transplant and remain on ongoing immunosuppression medication
• People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radiotherapy
• People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia
• People with severe chest conditions such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
• People with severe disease of body systems, such as sever kidney disease
• For now you should rigorously follow the social distancing advice in full.

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Friends of Greenmead

The Friends of Greenmead (FOG) is the registered charity of Greenmead School. It depends on the support of parents, friends and staff for its success. Through FOG’s fundraising activities, Greenmead pupils have access to a range of facilities which would not otherwise be available. This includes funding Music Therapy. New parents are encouraged to join. If you would like to make a donation to the school please contact the school office or go to

Charity Name: Friends of Greenmead Charity No.: 1012795