CORONAVIRUS: COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES AND STAFF
1. What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 10 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.
The 10-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.
If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.
Household members staying at home for 10 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
If you are able, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period.
2. Information for Families
Since June 1st 2020, Purple Willows Day Nurseries have been able to welcome back children of all ages.
Our responsibilities include;
Safeguarding - Purple Willows Day Nursery will work together to actively look for signs of harm given the greater risk of harm that some children may have been exposed to through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Supporting the learning and development of, and caring for, the children who attend Purple Willows Nursery, as set out in the early years foundation stage (EYFS)
In the case of vulnerable children, particularly those with social workers, Purple Willows Day Nursery will continue to encourage these children to attend regularly and we will notify their social worker if they stop attending
Planning and implementing the system of controls, building on the hierarchy of protective measures that have been in use throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic - section 3 of the government guidance sets out the public health advice which early years settings must follow.
In line with our responsibilities, Purple Willows Day Nursery comply with health and safety law, which requires our nursery settings to assess risks and put in place proportionate control measures. As part of these measures, thoroughly review our Nursery health and safety risk assessment and draw up plans as part of the Nursery wider opening.
We also have active arrangements in place to monitor that the controls are effective, working as planned, and updated appropriately, for example when any issues are identified, or when there are changes in public health advice.
Additional Advice and Information
For the latest information, guidance and advice on COVID-19, please visit the dedicated government webpages
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
new continuous cough and/or
high temperature and/or
a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/.
If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.
4. How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19
wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
wash your hands as soon as you get home
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 immediately and wash your hands afterwards
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5. Purple Willows Day Nursery COVID-19 Policy
Purple Willows COVID-19 policy is in place to prevent the spread of infection amongst staff, children, parent/carers and the local community. Purple Willows recommend that families and staff adhere to the government COVID-19 guidance.