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Alexandra Primary School

Alexandra Primary School
Covid-19

 

As a school, nothing is more important to us than the safety of the children who come to learn here and our staff who work here. Below you will find lots of information on what we are doing to keep the community safe and also some other useful resources from various agencies.


Symptoms

The most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 however mild, self-isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started. You should arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19 – go to testing to arrange. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

If your child has a sibling it is important that they also remain at home to isolate.

Got coronavirus symptoms? Get tested now.  

There is a range of local testing options available to you, including a Mobile Testing Site with a mixture of walk-through and drive-through appointments available on Wednesday 16th September at the Syon Park on Park Road, TW8 8JF (Pedestrians can access the site from London Road). To ensure the safety of Syon Park & House staff and visitors, please remain in your vehicle/ the specific testing area whilst awaiting a test, and promptly leave the site once your test is completed. For more information, please click here.

NHS Test and Trace is an essential part of the Government’s response to stopping the spread of coronavirus and to save lives. Get tested and do your bit to protect your friends and family.  

Tier 2 Restrictions Apply from Saturday 17th October 2020

This means:

  • Londoners will be banned from mixing with other households indoors. This includes in pubs and restaurants. When outdoors, you must not socialise in a group larger than 6 people.
  • Single person households can form a bubble with another household. 
  • New rules for exercising. Exercise classes can continue outdoors, but indoor classes are only permitted if it’s possible to avoid mixing with people outside your household.
  • Aim to reduce the number of journeys you take on public transport. If you need to use public transport, do so on off-peak times and wear a face covering for your entire journey.
  • Pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues will still close at 10pm. You still must wear a face covering at all times, apart from when seated to eat or drink.

Schools, universities and places of worship are still open. The restrictions on numbers at weddings and funerals still apply.

Quarantine after Overseas Travel

The government is advising against all non-essential travel to certain countries based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.  People returning from those countries to the UK are required to self-isolate for 14 days.  If you travel overseas after 18 August, it is essential you check https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out whether you are required to self-isolate.  If you are, your child MUST stay away from school for 14 days from the first day of your return to the UK. 


A Message from the Mayor of London

Dear Londoner,

We are at a critical moment in our fight against COVID-19 in London. The virus is spreading rapidly in every corner of our city. Hospital admissions are rising and more Londoners are being admitted into Intensive Care Units. Time and again it has been shown that it is better to act earlier than to act too late – which would cost more lives and damage more livelihoods. I am not willing to put Londoners’ lives at risk and we must do all we can to minimise economic damage.

That is why, following discussions between me, ministers and our city’s senior health advisers and council leaders, the Government will move London into ‘Tier 2’ restrictions - which is alert level high - from Saturday 17 October. 

This means:

Londoners will be banned from mixing with other households indoors. This includes in pubs and restaurants. When outdoors, you must not socialise in a group larger than 6 people.

Single person households can form a bubble with another household. 

New rules for exercising. Exercise classes can continue outdoors, but indoor classes are only permitted if it’s possible to avoid mixing with people outside your household.

Aim to reduce the number of journeys you take on public transport. If you need to use public transport, do so on off-peak times and wear a face covering for your entire journey.

Pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues will still close at 10pm. You still must wear a face covering at all times, apart from when seated to eat or drink.

Schools, universities and places of worship are still open. The restrictions on numbers at weddings and funerals still apply.

I know this is tough. These restrictions will require all Londoners to make yet more sacrifices. But the failure of the Government’s test, trace and isolate system means that these measures, based on public health and scientific experts’ advice, are absolutely necessary to protect Londoners’ lives. 

I’m also acutely aware that these restrictions will have a significant impact on our city’s businesses. Our city experienced the worst of COVID-19 back in Spring, which meant our small businesses suffered and people’s livelihoods were at stake. It’s not a choice between saving the economy and saving people’s lives. The only way London’s businesses will be able to survive this crisis is if the Government takes the right measures to stop the spread of the virus now, and provides the full financial support needed to prop up the economy and protect jobs.

That’s why I am calling on the Government to come forward now with more financial support for affected businesses and Londoners struggling to get by. 

I want to thank you for playing your part to help defeat this deadly virus. By following the rules, you are taking pressure off our incredible key workers and you are saving lives.  

London is strong. We got through this before and I know we can get through this again, together.

 

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan