Covid-19 (Information for parents/carers)


Elmwood Infant School and Nursery is now open to all pupils. Please send your child to school as normal.

We are keeping our school safe. Please click here to read our latest plans here on how we are keeping our pupils, staff and visitors safe. (Updated April 2021) – note that the yellow font on this document are the most recent updates to our action plan.

 
 

If a member of your household tests positive for Covid-19 please continue to let the school know either by phoning and speaking to someone –  020 8689 7681 – or emailing: support@elmwood-inf.croydon.sch.uk
This is particularly important if you receive a result over the weekend.

Everyone can now access home testing. The Rapid Lateral Flow Tests (LFD) are available for anyone – even if you show no symptoms – to help keep the virus at bay, especially with variants spreading around the country. You can pick these up at local testing centres, pharmacies or get them delivered to your house.  For more information and to order visit the Government Website. 

If you are showing symptomsyou must isolate and get a PCR test

We politely request that all adults wear face coverings when dropping off and collecting children from school. You’ll see the staff on the playground wearing face coverings as a further measure to help keep everyone safe. Your support in doing the same would be much appreciated.

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England has now entered Stage 3 of the ‘Roadmap out of lockdown‘. 

From now, you can socialise indoors in a group of up to 6 people or 2 households, including for overnight stays. Up to 30 people can meet outside. Pubs, theatres and other venues can open indoors. Hotels, hostels and B&Bs can open for people on holiday. Social distancing rules still apply. 

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Stage 4 – not before Monday 21st June – the government aims to remove all legal limits of social contact. 

If you have a smart phone (such as an Apple iPhone, or Android device) then please think about downloading and using the free NHS Covid-19 app. This provides free and fully anonymous system to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 as well as provide the latest information to your phone. It is now available in many community languages too. 

 

Home Learning

Remember to sign up and check in with our home learning services – EvidenceMe for Nursery & Reception and SeeSaw for Years 1 & 2. If you aren’t able to access these services then please speak to your child’s class teacher. 

If your child, or their bubble, has to isolate due to coronavirus then please download the relevant home learning packs below to support your child’s learning from home. If you have any questions then please contact us: 
support@elmwood-inf.croydon.sch.uk

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We have produced this covid-19 ‘do’s and dont’s’ to help explain what to do if you, someone in your household or your child shows symptoms of covid-19. 

Attendance Information – Please take time to download and read our updated attendance policy for covid-19.

Remote Learning Policy – Please take time to read our updated (February 2021) Remote Learning Policy. 

Information Links (External)

NHS UK
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Latest information from the NHS, including an online check to see if you or your child are showing symptoms of covid-19 and how to organise a free test. 

NHS Test & Trace App
https://covid19.nhs.uk/
Information on how to download the free, anonymous, NHS Test & Trace app for modern smartphones to help protect both our school and the wider community with the spread of covid-19. 

GOV.UK
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Latest information from the English government on covid-19. 

Is it a cold, flu or coronavirus?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54145299
An article from the BBC which explains the differences between having a cold, flu or coronavirus.