Covid-19

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KINGSTON COUNCIL ADVICE LETTER SENT HOME HOME LEARNING RESOURCES

With children starting to return to school we recommend that if your child or anyone else in the household develops any symptoms of Coronavirus it is essential you get a test and follow the govenments guidance regarding letting others know you may have been in contact with    TEST and TRACE

There was a letter sent out by AFC tom parents this week Schools June 2020 (1)

There is a proposal to slowly re-open schools in June my letter to parents explains what that may look like:  Letter to parents May 2020

Our Nursery is now open to more children following the governments guidance of no more than 16 children in a group.

Phase 1 starts on 8th June with 8 children per pod across the week

We have made a short video to explain to the children what Nursery will be like

Welcome Back to Nursery

Welcome back Green class

Phase 2 survey will be available for expressing an interest in a place for the next phase these places are allocated with a set criteria:

Special Educational Needs, Families in need, 2 working parents, children starting primary school in Sept 2020

The sessions we can offer are 2 part time session per week with one day closure for a deep clean.

Families in need 

If you need anything from our food bank call 0208 390 2555 we can deliver to your door

If you are vulnerable and have a medical condition where you are self isolating use this link to register for help

Support for parents and carers from the Emotional Health Service 

 

If you are finding this difficult there is some support through Every Mind Matters

Kingston has produced the following information to support learning and other needs

This lovely video might help explain things to your children during the pandemic

During this very difficult time for families and children you might notice that your child’s behaviour has become more challenging. This article is really worth a read to help understand how to help your child cope with this very difficult time, manage their emotions and conquer any fears.

Here is the information for any families needing to check if they are critical workers or Keyworkers:

Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined below. Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. And every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.

If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision:

Health and social care

This includes, but is not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare

This includes:

  • childcare
  • support and teaching staff
  • social workers
  • specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach

Key public services

This includes:

  • those essential to the running of the justice system
  • religious staff
  • charities and workers delivering key frontline services
  • those responsible for the management of the deceased
  • journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting

Local and national government

This only includes:

  • those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response
  • or delivering essential public services, such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies

Food and other necessary goods

This includes those involved in food:

  • production
  • processing
  • distribution
  • sale and delivery
  • as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines)

Public safety and national security

This includes:

  • police and support staff
  • Ministry of Defence civilians
  • contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic)
  • fire and rescue service employees (including support staff)
  • National Crime Agency staff
  • those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas

Transport

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes:

  • staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure)
  • the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage)
  • information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response
  • key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services)
  • postal services and delivery
  • payments providers
  • waste disposal sectorsIf workers think they fall within the critical categories above, they should confirm with their employer that, based on their business continuity arrangements, their specific role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service.If your school is closed, then please contact your local authority, who will seek to redirect you to a local school in your area that your child, or children, can attend.We are grateful for the work of teachers and workers in educational settings for continuing to provide for the children of the other critical workers of our country. It is an essential part of our national effort to combat this disease.