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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Videos to help you prepare for your return to school

These 3 videos are here to help you get ready for your return to school!

Coronavirus a Book for Children

Important Information Regarding Hub Provision (updated 30.03.20)

Cardiff Council have now set up a central registration process to register your child in a hub school if you are a key worker. This will need to be used for all future applications for a place in Pontprennau, our hub school. Currently this is only for key workers in health and social care and the emergency services. 

 

If you would like a place for your child in the future, please click on this link: http://www.cardiff.gov.uk/keyworkerchildcare. These applications will need to be made weekly. If you have applied for and have accessed a place this week, you will still need to apply for a place on a weekly basis in the future.

 

If you have a nursery aged child who requires care please contact the Family Gateway on: 03000133133

Key Contact Details:

During the school closure due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, temporary email addresses will be set-up to allow parents to directly contact either Mrs Jenkins (Head Teacher) or Mr Jones (Deputy Head Teacher).  These email accounts will remain open as long as the school is closed and will be checked during normal working hours from Monday to Friday. 

 

Mrs Jenkins: HT@llysfaenprimaryschool.co.uk

 

Mr Jones: DHT@llysfaenprimaryschool.co.uk

 

More details to follow.

Information about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 20th March

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus. The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 and 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, they have not been infected.

 

The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection

  • persistent cough;
  • difficulty in breathing; and/or
  • fever.

Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, such as older people and/or those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. There is no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups – very few cases have yet to have been reported in children.  However, children may carry the virus and it is therefore vital that we limit the amount of children attending childcare settings during the closure.  Please only make use of childcare settings if there is no other way your child(ren) could remain safe at home.  Though the offer of childcare is open to any parent who works in a key worker role (initially for those in Health and Social Care, Public Safety and National Security or Education and Childcare), we suggest only taking up the offer if you both work within a key worker role.  This will limit social contact and could save lives.

 

How COVID-19 is spread?

From what we know about other coronaviruses, spread of COVID-19 is most likely to happen when there is close contact (within 2 metres) with an infected person. It is likely that the risk increases the longer someone has close contact with an infected person.

 

Prevention

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus. There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including

  • children/staff who feel unwell (or develop high temperature or a new cough) should self-isolate at home for 14 days;
  • all members of a household in which a member has developed a persistent cough and / or fever should self-isolate at home for 14 days;
  • washing your hands often - with liquid soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport; covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. Children, staff and visitors should wash their hands
    1) before leaving home;
    2) on arrival at school;
    3) after using the toilet;
    4) after breaks and sporting activities;
    5) before food preparation;
    6) before eating any food, including snacks; and
    7) before leaving school.
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • avoid close contact with people who are unwell; 
  • if you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please use the Coronavirus COVID-19 symptom checker on NHS Direct Wales. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment;
  • see the latest information about novel coronavirus on the Public Health Wales website.

 

Communication
Throughout the UK Government response phases to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) the school will work closely with relevant authorities to make decisions which are in the interests of the all members of the community. However, to support the safety, wellbeing and continued learning of the children the school asks that all families

  • Ensure that the school has the correct contact details in order to maintain communication throughout the process;
  • Sign up to the school twitter feed @llysfaenprm and ParentMail to be able to access relevant information in the eventuality of a partial/full closure;
  • Talk to child(ren) about hygiene practices and make use of relevant sites to reduce anxiety.

 

We appreciate that this is a worrying time for everyone.  If you haven't already done so, we would encourage you to talk to your children about Coronavirus.  BBC Newsround provides regular updates and information which may be helpful for you to discuss with your children.

 

Useful Information
UK Government (COVID-19)
Welsh Government (COVID-19)
Public Health Wales

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