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COVID 19 School Response

This risk assessment was written in response to the COVID 19 pandemic and the  reopening of schools from September 2021.

At Dringhouses Primary School, we understand how overwhelming this time can be for you and your family. 

We want to reassure you that we have implemented government guidance and put in place robust procedures to ensure the safety of every pupil and staff member. 

 

This is a rapidly changing situation, which is why we are working tirelessly to ensure we are providing you with accurate and comprehensive information as we receive new information from the government. 

 

Please keep checking back for updates and referring to our communications. All information that we publish is correct at time of posting. 

We thank you for your patience, understanding and resilience through this very difficult time.   

Last updated: September 2021 

 

Supporting children through the coronavirus:  

The outbreak of Covid-19 means that many aspects of children’s ‘normal’ routines have been abruptly and significantly changed. Many children are now spending all their time at home with their immediate family and all children are not able to have direct contact with their wider family and friends. 

 

This will be an anxious time for many children, they may have worries and questions about how the virus might affect them and those close to them, especially older members of their family and those already in poor health. 

 

Child Bereavement UK has made a short film about supporting bereaved children during the outbreak. Please find the link to this support below: https://www.childbereavementuk.org/coronavirus-supporting-children 

 

Winston’s Wish has produced guidance on talking to bereaved children about coronavirus with suggestions on how to tell a child that someone has died from coronavirus. Please find the link for this support below: https://www.winstonswish.org/coronavirus/ 

 

Visiting Dringhouses Primary School

 

As we return to School for the start of the new term, please note that visitors to our school are permitted by prior appointment only. Staff are available via phone/email and - following prior arrangement and agreement - video-conferencing calls.

 

If you are visiting our school with an appointment, please make sure that:

  • You sign in on arrival, and out on departure
  • You wash and/or sanitise your hands when you arrive and as necessary during your visit
  • You carry a mask or face covering and wear it as required
  • You maintain a safe distance (at least 1 metre, and ideally two meters) from other people at all times

 

Thank you for your support, and for following these guidelines. 

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