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Covid-19 School Information

For information about Remote Learning, CLICK HERE

This documentation has been developed to ensure the safe running of the school during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Fairlop Covid-19 Risk Assessment - September 2021
Outbreak Management Plan
Covid-19 Evacuation Update 
Remote education provision: information for parents
Remote Learning Policy

Government Guidance 
Government Guidance 'What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges'

For information about the Coronavirus catch-up premium click here.

Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions

We hope that this page answers your questions about the school's response to the Covid-19 pandemic. If you have any other questions, please email admin.fairlop@redbridge.gov.uk 

  • Where can I find the most recent government advice?

    Government Updates on Covid- 19 - Government Coronavirus Website

    Useful Links
    For up to date NHS advice click here

    Department for Education - The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
    Phone: 0800 046 8687 

  • Is Fairlop Primary School open?

    Yes, from 8th March 2021, the school re-opened to all pupils.

  • Where can I find information on Remote Learning?

    Details of remote learning can be found here.

  • How can I best help my child with their learning?

    Please help your child to engage with the remote learning set through dB for your child.

    The Department for Education have produced guidance for parents and carers about supporting younger children, primary age children and children with SEND. 

    Helping children aged 2 to 4
    Helping primary school aged children
    Help children with SEND

  • How is the school communicating with parents?

    We use SchoolPing to communicate with parents. We encourage parents to download the SchoolPing App for full access to emails and forms that we send home.
    If your email address or mobile contact number changes, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing admin.fairlop@redbridge.gov.uk

  • How is the school meeting the needs of vulnerable children and families?

    We have added an 'Annex' to our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy (see above) and are regularly updating our risk assessment (see above). Systems are in place to remain in contact with our vulnerable families and we are working with the local authority on this. We continue to be alerted by the Metropolitan Police of any reported incidents of domestic abuse.

    Families with children eligible for Free School Meals will be supported with vouchers through the local authority scheme during school closures.

  • How can I keep my child safe online during Covid-19?

    Click here for the  Redbridge prevent online safety guide

    These websites are recommended by the Department for Education to support online safety.

    • Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
    • London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
    • Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
    • Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
    • Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
    • UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers
  • Can my family get tested for Covid-19?

    To book a test, or for more information CLICK HERE

  • What are the symptoms of Covid-19?

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
    • a new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
    • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
  • What happens if my child or someone in my household or support bubble is showing symptoms of Covid-19 symptoms?

    If your child or someone in their household or support bubble is showing COVID-19 symptoms:
    Do not send your child to their nursery, childminder, school or college.

    If your child has developed symptoms at home, the school/childcare must not accept your child until they have had a negative COVID-19 test result or have isolated for 10 days.

    If your child develops symptoms whilst at the school or childcare provider, they will contact you and ask you to collect the child immediately. You will be advised to isolate and get a test for your child. Your household and support bubble must also stay at home until they have had their result.

  • What will the school do if a child or member of staff receives a positive Covid-19 test result?

    They will ensure that the child or staff member who has had a positive result does not return to the setting for 10 days from the start of symptoms. They will follow any additional advice provided by Public Health and local Health Protection Teams.

    Close contacts will be identified and advice given as per the current guidance.

  • What should I do if my child is unwell but is not displaying Covid-19 symptoms?

    Where a child has an illness that does not display COVID-19 symptoms, or has had a negative test and is still unwell, you will be expected to follow the schools/settings usual sickness policy.  For example, this may mean keeping the child at home for 48 hours from their last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting and until they are well enough to return.

    Where a child has had a negative COVID-19 test, they are not required to have a further test for the same episode of symptoms.

  • How is travel to school affected?

    Vehicles are prohibited from driving in the section of Colvin Gardens outside the school between 8:45am and 9:20am AND 3:00pm and 3:50pm.

    Travel using public transport
    TfL information on travel using public transport - Safer Travel Guidance