Covid-19 (Information for parents/carers)


If a member of your household tests positive for Covid-19 please let the school know immediately 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.

National Covid Alert

From Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December England is under a 28 day period of National Covid Alert which is similar to the circumstances earlier in the year, where advice is to stay home. The key difference is that schools will remain fully open during this time and pupils are expected to attend. You are allowed to leave your home for the reasons set out in law, which includes bringing and picking up your child(ren) from school. The latest guidance is available on the government website – gov.uk
If you have any concerns about this period, please speak to the school or contact us via support@elmwood-inf.croydon.sch.uk and we will be happy to help.

Please keep an eye on our website, EvidenceMe (Nursery & Reception) or See-Saw (Years 1 & 2) for future updates.

Home Learning Packs

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. 

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.

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.