COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

We have set up this page in order to keep you up to date with the latest advice regarding COVID-19. Globally as a country, and as a school we are approaching the challenge presented by the spread of the virus as proactively as we can.

At Templemoor, as you are aware, we are monitoring the situation carefully and reviewing all updates and information on a daily basis.

We are following guidance from Public Health England (PHE), the Department for Health, the Local Authority and accessing daily bulletins from the Department for Education.

HYGIENE

Our focus in school with all staff and children remains centred on hygiene, as this is proven to be the most effective way of limiting the spread of germs.

Washing hands with soap and water, for 20 seconds (the same amount of time it takes to sing ‘happy birthday’ twice) remains one of the most important ways of reducing the chance of infection.

Using tissues when coughing and/or sneezing is also essential. PHE have been advising of the importance of correct coughing and sneezing etiquette with the ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’ campaign.

We continue to promote healthy hygiene in class – thank you for your support to ensure the same good practice at home.

RISK ASSESSMENT

We take our safeguarding responsibilities towards every child in our care very seriously. As such, our approach to the current situation, particularly with regard to trips, events and activities is proactive, measured and careful. Our risk assessments are dynamic and reflect the challenges of the current situation, recognising that changes may have to be made swiftly.

We continue to closely monitor Government advice in these ever-changing circumstances. We have also been looking at contingency plans with Governors in the event that the Government closes schools down nationally. We will keep you updated as and when the situation develops.

We are committed to maintaining the best education for every child at Templemoor, whilst balancing this with a robust approach to safeguarding the health and welfare of our community and beyond.

Coronavirus Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources

WHERE TO FIND THE LATEST INFORMATION

Stay at home guidance: Click Here

Updates on COVID-19 – https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Guidance for educational settings – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

Travel advice for those travelling and living oversees – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Trafford Directory has compiled a page of useful resources for families, carers and educators while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

So far it includes:

  • Links to the latest Government and public health advice.
  • Trafford Community Response details for the vulnerable and self-isolating.
  • Activity resources for learning at home.
  • Mental health and wellbeing resources for children, young people and adults.
  • SEND resources including social stories to explain what is happening.

New links are being added every day. Please follow the link below: 

School Update - Thursday 19th March 2020

SCHOOL UPDATES

16/03/2020

If you or anyone in your household have either of the key symptoms, you should stay at home for 14 days:

  • A high temperature and/or
  • A new, continuous cough

Stop all non-essential contact with others and all unnecessary travel.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

12/03/2020

The Government announced that we are moving out of the contain phase and into delay, in response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

If you or anyone in your household have either of the key symptoms, you should stay at home for 7 days:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

USEFUL RESOURCES
Place2Be is a children's mental health organisation and they have produced an excellent advice page on how to support children with concerns about Coronavirus. In addition, there are some useful video clips. Please click here to access the Place2Be website. 
Just for Kids - A Comic for explaining the new Coronavirus. Click here
Click on the Newsround logo below to visit the BBC Newsround website.