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Covid-19

We are pleased to confirm that school has fully reopened to all children are expected to attend in line with government guidance. Please see the links below for information about how we will operate during this period of phased reopening.

If you are an existing parent and have any questions or queries, please use the texting service to contact us; this will be checked daily.

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you must stay at home (self-isolate) and get a test. The main Covid-19 symptoms 

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Important advice for parents from local health and care leaders. Everyone is doing their bit to help beat coronavirus. If your child feels unwell, do your bit by going to the right place for medical care. Click here for more information. The School Nursing Team are also available to help and have a confidential chat. Call 0300 124 5816 or click here for more information

If you are struggling to afford food, you will probably be eligible for help from the foodbank. Though access to many services and organisations are currently restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are still plenty of places you can access to request a referral to the foodbank. Most ask you to phone or email them, and they will then email us with your foodbank voucher.

Living in Lawrence Weston: Ambition Lawrence Weston 0117 9235112 contact@ambitionlw.org or Long Cross Children's Centre 07342 033903 lisa.caltabiano@bristol-schools.uk                                                                        Living In Coombe Dingle or Sea Mills: Cafe on the Square heidi@cafeonthesquare.org.uk or St Edyth's Church 0117 9681912 office@stedyths.org.uk                                                                                   Living in Brentry and Henbury:  Brentry and Henbury Children's Centre 0117 9593800                                                                                                                   If you can afford food, but are struggling to get it due to the coronavirus, you need to call the Bristol City Council’s We Are Bristol’s support phone number: 0800 694 0184                                                           The National Food Service Bristol, provide pre prepared meals and/or a fresh fruit and veg box as many times as people need, and are not means tested. They also provide a service of shopping if you are self isolating through Acorn. Please call 0117 325 0450, leave a message and they will call you back.

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please come and see Miss Munton, Mr Poole or Mr Maddaford. All conversations will be confidential. If a child is at immediate risk call the police using 999. You can also call First Response on 0117 9036444 if are have concerns about a child's well-being. The NSPCC can be contacted on 0808 800 5000 (Monday to Friday from 8am until 10pm or on Saturday or Sunday from 9am until 6pm). Their website is www.nspcc.org.uk or you can email help@nspcc.org.uk 

If you are in an emergency situation and need police help but can't speak, you can Make Yourself Heard by being transferred to the Silent Solution system. When you call 999 it is always best to speak if it is safe to do so. If making a noise will put you or in danger the operator will transfer you to the Silent Solution system. You will hear a police message that lasts for 20 seconds and starts with "you are through to the police." You will be asked to press 55; if you do you will be connected to the police, if you don't the call will be terminated. You will be asked simple question so police help can be arranged if needed. Click #SilentSolution for more information.

If you are a child and are worried about domestic abuse, you can access The Hide Out to understand it and how to take positive action if it's happening to you.

Supporting a friend, if you are a child, can be hard. You want to say and do the right thing to help, but you might not know the best way to do it. A friend's problem can sometimes make you unhappy too. You don't have to support them on your own. Especially if their problems are really serious. Often it is helpful to get advice from someone else. This doesn't mean you are letting your friend down. Childline have tips on how you can be there for them.  If there isn't an adult you can talk you, you can talk to Childline.

If you, as an adult, need someone to talk to please contact The Sanctuary who are running a telephone support line which is open every day from 4pm until 10pm. Click here for their contact details.