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Coronavirus Update - 02.11.20
School continues to be open for all children. If your child, or anyone in your household, has symptoms, then you must all self-isolate and follow the government's 'Stay at home' guidance. The person with symptoms must isolate for 10 days, starting from the first day of their symptoms, and the rest of the household for 14 days. Those with symptoms should get tested by booking online (click here) or by contacting NHS 119 via telephone.
The day of onset of symptoms / date if test is considered day 0. Children can return from day 11 providing no other family members develop symptoms or test positive. The rest of the household will need to self-isolate for 14 days, which includes siblings.
Please telephone school (850736) to provide information about the person with symptoms in your house (date started, symptoms etc). If it is a weekend, please email email@example.com or private FB message the school page.
What does self isolation mean? Self-isolation means you should not go to school, work, public places or other out of school activities. Not use public transport or taxis, go out to the shop or go out to exercise.
What are the symptoms? New and continuous cough - coughing a lot for more than an hour, or having three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. Fever - a temperature above 37.8C. Change in smell or taste - either you cannot taste or smell anything, or these senses are different to normal. Public Health England says about 85% of people with Covid will have at least one.
Please can all adults dropping off and collecting children wear a face mask to help reduce the spread of the virus and keep everyone safe.
(This does not apply to thise who are exempt from wearing masks in shops etc.)
School continues to be open for all children. Children of all ages can catch the infection, but children make up a very small proportion of coronavirus cases with about 1% of confirmed cases in England aged under 19 years. Children also have a much lower risk of developing symptoms or severe disease. We have a number of measures in place to reduce the risk to children and staff, which includes: cleaning hands more thoroughly and frequently, good respiratory hygiene and enhanced cleaning.
Coronavirus Support Available
Financial support available with short-term living costs such as food, gas and electric, essential household applicances and school uniforms. Find out more by calling 582000 or visit: http://www.lancaster.gov.uk/emergency-assistance-grant
Every Mind Matters provides free advice linked to mental health and wellbeing for children, young people and adults. If you or anyone in your family are struggling with mental health difficulties, please speak to either Mr Smith, Mrs Boswell or Mrs Taylor so we can look at the support and services available.
Welcome to Mossgate Primary School
Our school is a special place, where everyone who comes through our doors is welcomed into our warm and happy school community, is valued and is treated as a unique individual. We have high expectations of ourselves and of the children in our care. We do everything we can to enable every child, with their unique characteristics, to be the best they can be both academically and personally.
We help children to develop their personal and social skills and all the values that enable children to become responsible citizens in their local, national and global communities. To achieve this, we have a dedicated and supportive staff team, who work hard to make primary school life full of happy memories that the children will never forget.
We have effective and well established partnerships with other agencies and organisations to ensure that we have access to specialist expertise to support children's learning and well-being. We also pride ourselves on working closely with parents too to ensure school is a partnership, working in the interests of every child.
We know we have achieved our goals when our pupils leave us with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a positive transition to high school and when ex-pupils return to visit to tell us about their successes, how the skills for life they learned with us have influenced them, and that they wish they could come back!
This website will provide you with lots of key information you will need as a parent. You can find more information in our 'Prospectus & Parent Handbook 2020 / 2021' and also on our Facebook page. If there is anything else that you need to know, then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mr R Smith (Headteacher) and all the Mossgate Staff and Governors