COVID-19 Advice and Information
Inglehurst Junior School is committed to ensuring our school is a safe learning environment. Our most recent COVID Risk Assessment can be found at the bottom of this page.
Please find below all of our latest updates in relation to Covid-19 (Coronavirus).
School Opening & Attendance
In line with government guidelines, Inglehurst Junior School is currently only open to key worker and vulnerable children. Pupils eligible to attend school have been contacted so please do not send your children to school unless invited to do so by a member of school staff. For all other pupils, lessons will continue online via Google Classroom. Please head to our remote learning page for help with remote learning.
Of those children eligible to attend school, Pupils should not attend school if they are required to self-isolate because:
They have Covid-19 symptoms, or have tested positive for Covid-19.
They have been in close, recent contact with someone who has been diagnosed with Covid-19.
They have been advised to shield (stay at home) by their doctor.
If you, your child, or anyone in your household develops symptoms of Covid-19, you should inform the school, self-isolate, and get a coronavirus test. Pupils will only be allowed to return to school once either:
A negative test result has been obtained
The 10 day isolation period has ended
If you need to let the school know about an absence due to Covid-19, please call the school office.
Our most recent letters, including those specifically related to arrangements for COVID-19, can be found on the 'Letters Home' page.
Other Advice and Information
Lateral Flow tests are available at Fosse Neighbourhood Centre, Mantle Road, Leicester, LE3 5HG with no appointment needed. Opening hours are 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Please note, these tests are only suitable for people who are not displaying symptoms – if you or a member of your household is displaying COVID-19 symptoms (a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or loss of smell or taste) you should book a PCR test by calling 111 or by visiting https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus:
· Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
o Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
o Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
o Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
o If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
o Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
o Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
· If you’re worried about your symptoms, please use the NHS 111 website (https://111.nhs.uk/) or call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.
Department for Education Helpline
The DfE have set up a helpline to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.
For the latest NHS advice on the Coronavirus please visit the NHS website here.