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COVID-19


Last updated: 06/05/2022 11:27

The Wavell School  is actively updating this page of the website regularly to share information about the School’s preparations and responses to the current situation regarding COVID-19. Should you have any further questions after reading this information, please email admin@wavell.hants.sch.uk.

We are following the  Department of Health and Public Health England guidelines on responding to the virus.

Latest Wavellmails sent regarding the COVID-19 outbreak:

 06.05.2022 Mask Review

 01.03.22 COVID Update

17.02.22 COVID-19 Lateral Flow Testing at home

 08.02.22 Covid-19 Vaccinations

 28.01.22 COVID-19 Lateral Flow testing at home

 26.01.22  Masks Update

 21.01.22 Updated Information for schools regarding Covid-19 Vaccination

 20.02.22 COVID-19  Masks in School

 12.01.22 COVID-19 Reminder of Procedures

 10.01.22 COVID-19 Vaccination - second dose

 E-Consent Covid Dose 2 Vaccination Letter

 07.01.22 COVID-19 - Lateral Flow testing at home

 03.01.22 COVID-19 Update

 13.12.21 COVID Home Testing - Monday 3rd January 2022

 25.11.21 COVID-19 Lateral Flow Tests at Home

 03.11.21 COVID-19 Update

 22.10.21 Lateral Flow Testing during October Half Term

PDF icon Government letter

 21.10.21 COVID Vaccinations

 14.10.21 COVID 19 Vaccination - 1st November

PDF icon Parent Letter

PDF icon PHE Guide

PDF icon Consent Form

 17.09.21COVID-19 Lateral Flow Tests at Home

 16.09.21 Public Health England  Notification - Important

 02.09.21 COVID-19 Lateral Flow Tests at Home Year 7

 01.09.21 COVID-19 Lateral Flow Tests at Home

PDF icon Self Test Instructions 

PDF icon COVID self test 

 20.07.21 COVID Health AND Safety Regulations this Week and September onwards

PDF icon Nepali Version

 

FAQs


What is the current situation?

The School is OPEN to ALL STUDENTS

How are we trying to keep the school safe?

We are following Government and Public Health England instructions especially our emphasis that everybody has a responsibility to wash their hands regularly and practise good respiratory hygiene. 

Masks are now OPTIONAL for both students and staff.

We are maintaining our staggered breaks, lunches and zoned social spaces to help with social distancing.

Students will also be expected to continue to use our one-way system.

Cleaning products are available in all classrooms if needed.

Staff are still being advised not to work up close with the students.

We strongly recommend that your child gets plenty of fresh air and exercise by walking or cycling to and from school, rather than using public transport.

What actions can I take to keep my family safe from COVID-19?

Do

  • get vaccinated against COVID-19 – everyone aged 12 and over can book vaccination appointments now

  • wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • meet people outside if possible

  • open doors and windows to let in fresh air if meeting people inside

  • limit the number of people you meet and avoid crowded places

  • wear a face covering when it's hard to stay away from other people – particularly indoors or in crowded places

Don't

  • Touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

For further advice visit the NHS website

What should I do if my child or a member of the household shows symptoms of COVID-19?

Students who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. Students may come back to school when they no longer have a high temperature and are well enough to attend.

Universal COVID-19 testing is no longer available. If a student does have a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days which is when they are most infectious. This starts from the day after they did the test.

Visit NHS 111 for an online symptom checker

People with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19

What to do if you have coronavirus or symptoms of COVID-19

How to reduce the spread of infection with the people you live with if you have COVID-19

If the School is closed how will we communicate with you?


We will use WavellMails and all necessary information will also be available on this webpage. Please do not call the school unless you require contact with a member of staff in an emergency. Please email us will all enquiries and we will get back to you as soon as we can.  We will keep in contact with you throughout the closure.

Parents and carers can also join our online Year Group communities on Facebook for further support, information and advice.

How will learning continue in the event of further school closures?

  • Teachers will set work via the Satchel One Platform (formerly known as Show My Homework)
  • Teachers will set relevant work that follows the curriculum as much as possible during the closure
  • Students should follow their normal timetable where possible and find the work for each lesson on Satchel:One
  • The work may involve accessing other websites as directed by the teacher
  • If you have any queries about the work please email homework@wavell.hants.sch.uk
  • There are many links to useful educational websites on our Learning Links Page

How can I keep my child safe online?

It is important to help keep your children safe whilst learning online. You can find advice about keeping your children safe whilst online via the following links:

Government Guidance

Hampshire County Council Online Safety Guide

Parentzone

Digital Parenting Magazine

UK Safer Internet Centre

NSPCC

PDF icon E-safety for Teens

Nepali Version

How can I support my child emotionally during this time?

Your Parent Support Advisor, Linda Parry, is available if you want to discuss any issues you may have with your child/ren, including positive parenting, behaviour management, routine, understanding emotions (anxiety/anger) etc. Please email linda.parry@wavell.hants.sch.uk if you need any support.

PDF icon Keeping Active for Well-being

PDF icon It's OK to worry about Coronavirus

Teen Mental Health Guide

Limiting use of Social Media may help keep your child from worrying about “false information”.

The charity MIND have produced some excellent guidance to the coronavirus and wellbeing which might be of interest here 

PDF icon COVID-19 Advice for Parents and Carers

PDF icon Government guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young peoples mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus covid 19 outbreak

Documents produced by our Parent Support Adviser:

PDF icon Importance of Routines

PDF icon Supporting Stress, worry and anxious behaviour

Nepali Version

PDF icon Understanding and supporting emotions: Grief

Nepali Version

The Hampshire Educational Psychology Telephone Support Line is also available for parents/carers to access for any queries relating to the emotional wellbeing of the children they are caring for. 01252 814 729

Other useful links:

Young Minds - Support for mental health and wellbeing of children and young people

Anxiety UK - Information about supporting young people with anxiety

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is a national children’s mental health charity which offers advice for supporting mental health and wellbing

NHS Every Mind Matters - Looking after children and young people during the coronavirus outbreak

Calm is a worldwide app for guided relaxation and mindfulness. They have created free access to support guided relaxation in response to the coronavirus situation 


 

 Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic family Covid-19 Helpline 

The Helpline is available between 1 pm and 8pm Monday to Friday to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic children and
young people between the age 11-25 years and their parents/carers.

 

 

 

What support is available for struggling families?

Hampshire County Council have produced a guide to support adult mental health and wellbeing particularly during these stressful times. Here you will find helpful tips and links to a range of resources, including information on where to find specific support and urgent care if needed. If you are struggling please ask for help.

PDF icon HCC Wellbeing Guide for Adults

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic family Covid-19 Helpline 

The Helpline is available between 1 pm and 8pm Monday to Friday to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic children and
young people between the age 11-25 years and their parents/carers.

Financial Assistance

Citizens Advice are working together in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to offer a solution to mitigate the COVID-19 Debt crisis. U Benefit is aimed at clients who face debt and financial difficulties as a result of COVID-19.

Winter Grants scheme
This scheme is funded via Hampshire County Council and central government. Fuel vouchers will be made available to partner organisations to distribute to those in most need.

 

Where can I find additional information?

We will post all our linked WavellMails here on this COVID-19 Update webpage for ease of access.

Further details can also be found on the Government website.

For COVID-19 information in different languages please click here 

EAL Parents can continue to phone the EMTAS phone numbers to speak to a member of staff.

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