Covid-19 (Information for parents/carers)


On Monday 22nd February, Boris Johnson confirmed that all education providers will be able to reopen from Monday 8th March, further information and key dates will be posted on our website as soon as possible. 

Remote learning will continue to take place for the first two weeks of the second half of the Spring Term until this date. 

Please click here to read about what we are doing until schools reopen with further information on what to do if you are a key-worker or a parent/carer of a vulnerable child.

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.

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.

Until Monday 8th March, the whole of England is now under National Lockdown restrictions. 

You are not allowed to leave your house apart from reasons set out in law. These include leaving your house to get food, attend or gain medical help or for a daily exercise such as a run or walk. Full information can be found on gov.uk

The English Government has started it’s mass vaccination scheme. Croydon has several local hubs who are vaccinating those contacted by their doctors. There are also additional hubs, including local pharmacies and Crystal Palace Football Club whom – if allowed – you can book online via the national vaccination register – at NHS.uk

The government is aiming to vaccinate two million people a week across the United Kingdom. Information about the vaccines can be found here.

The government plan to revisit these restrictions at the middle of February, with further announcements week beginning 21st February 2021. 

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. 

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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 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 January 2021)

In addition 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.