Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Advice

UNFORTUNATELY, AS DIRECTED BY THE GOVERNMENT WE HAVE CLOSED LIONWOOD JUNIOR SCHOOL FOR THE MAJORITY OF PUPILS FROM 20TH MARCH 2020 DURING TERM TIME UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE REMAIN OPEN FOR THE CHILDREN OF KEY WORKERS, CHILDREN WITH AN EHCP OR ALLOCATED SOCIAL WORKER.

DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAY (27TH MARCH-14TH APRIL) WE HAVE ARRANGEMENTS IN PLACE FOR CHILDREN OF KEY WORKERS – ANY QUERIES CONTACT US AT infoljs@istnorfolk.co.uk

ANY QUERIES REGARDING THIS CLOSURE SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO infoljs@istnorfolk.co.uk

During term time we are providing packed lunches for those children who are eligible for Free School Meals – these can be picked up from the School between 12.15pm and 1.00pm every week day. 

In line with government guidance, vouchers would only be offered if the caterers are unable to provide lunches.  If the situation changes, we will inform parents immediately.

There have been reports in the media about vouchers for Free School Meals in the Easter holidays – as yet there is no system in place for us to do this – we are awaiting guidance from the Local Authority and will act on this as soon as we can. 

This is the latest information for families who may be struggling in these difficult times:
2020-04-01 parent information for printing

AS FROM 16TH MARCH 2020 – THE GOVERNMENT ADVISES THAT ANYONE WHO HAS A COUGH OR FEVER, AND ANYONE IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD SHOULD SELF-ISOLATE FOR 14 DAYS.

See Newsletters section of website for further information for parents.

At Inclusive Schools Trust, the safety of our pupils and staff is of paramount importance and together we can help slow the spread of coronavirus by following the advice below.

Latest advice from Public Health England:
Guidance from Public Health England 16.03.2020

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home

If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.

 Parents, staff and pupils should remember that Inclusive Schools Trust is not a medical authority and this guidance is not intended as medical or legal advice.   

Useful Links

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

NHS coronavirus advice  

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Public Health England information to the public 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Travel advice

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

 

Talking to your children about the Coronavirus

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51734855

 

What does self-isolating mean?

If you have been told to self-isolate, you need to stay indoors and avoid contact with other people for 14 days. It is important to follow the advice for the whole period, even if you do not have any symptoms.

Do

  • stay at home
  • separate yourself from other people – for example, try not to be in the same room as other people at the same time
  • only allow people who live with you to stay
  • stay in a well-ventilated room with a window that can be opened
  • ask friends, family members or delivery services to carry out errands for you, such as getting groceries, medicines or other shopping
  • make sure you tell delivery drivers to leave items outside for collection if you order online
  • clean toilets and bathrooms regularly
  • think about a bathroom rota if a separate bathroom is not available, with the isolated person using the facilities last, before thoroughly cleaning the bathroom themselves
  • use separate towels from anyone else in the household
  • wash crockery and utensils thoroughly with soap and water; dishwashers may be used to clean crockery and cutlery
  • stay away from your pets – if unavoidable, wash your hands before and after contact

Don’t

  • invite visitors to your home or allow visitors to enter
  • go to work, school or public areas
  • use public transport like buses, trains, tubes or taxis
  • share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding or other items with other people in your home.