Beaumont Primary Academy is a member of South Pennine Academies
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Beaumont Primary Academy

Frequently Asked Questions

We have put together a set of questions and answers that you may have. If you cannot find the answer to any questions you may have please contact the school office who will be able to help you further.

 

Phone number: 01484 503111  Email: office@beaumontprimary.org.uk

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Updated November 2021

 

What should I do if my child displays signs of Coronavirus when at home?

Please do not send your child into school

Children who display symptoms of Coronavirus should self-isolate in line with the Government's stay at home guidance for households with possible or confirmed Coronavirus infection. To read this guidance click here

You will need to arrange for your child to have either a lateral flow or PCR test to check if they have Coronavirus. If your child tests positive on a lateral flow test then you will need to book a PCR test to confirm this result.

If your child tests positive on either a lateral flow test or a PCR test then please follow the self-isolation rules currently advised by the Government. To read this guidance click here

If the PCR test is taken within 2 days of the positive lateral flow test, and it is negative, it overrides the self-tested lateral flow test. In this case when the child stops showing Coronavirus symptoms they can return to school.

 

What happens if my child displays signs of Coronavirus when at school?

If a child shows symptoms of Coronavirus, they will be taken out of the classroom and taken to a designated isolation room. Staff will stay with and support the child until parents/carers can collect the child and take them home.

Children who display symptoms of Coronavirus should self-isolate on returning home in line with the Government's stay at home guidance for households with possible or confirmed Coronavirus infection. To read this guidance click here

Your child will need to complete a lateral flow test or PCR test as soon as possible when they have returned home to confirm if they have the Coronavirus. If a negative result is obtained then your child can return to school when they are better and are no longer displaying symptoms of Coronavirus.

If your child tests positive on a lateral flow test then you will need to book a PCR test to confirm this result.

If your child tests positive on either a lateral flow or a PCR test then please follow the self-isolation rules currently advised by the Government. To read this guidance click here

If the PCR test is taken within 2 days of the positive lateral flow test, and it is negative, it overrides the self-tested lateral flow test. In this case when the child stops showing Coronavirus symptoms they can return to school.

 

What happens if a member of my childs household tests positive for Coronavirus?

Please click here and follow the Government guidance for households with possible or confirmed Coronavirus infection.

 

What happens if my child has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Coronavirus but does not live in my household?

Please click here and follow the Government guidance for contacts of people with confirmed Coronavirus infection who do not live with the infected person.

 

Are class bubbles still in place?

As per government guidance, it is no longer necessary to keep children in consistent groups (‘bubbles’). Class bubbles will therefore no longer be implemented in school. 

 

Are children's movements still restricted in school?

Assemblies, P.E lessons, forest school and trips have all resumed and children can now mix again at break and lunchtimes.

 

Now restrictions have been lifted by the Government do any protective measures remain in place in school?

All staff and children are encouraged to follow the below guidelines:

  1. Ensure good hygiene for everyone.

  2. Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes.

  3. Keep occupied spaces well ventilated.

  4. Follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19.

 

Will staff be asked to wear face masks and other forms of PPE when teaching my child?

Face coverings are no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors either in classrooms or in communal areas.

 

Will parents and visitors be allowed into the school building?

Only in extreme circumstances will visitors be permitted into the school building. Parents will be asked to respect this measure put in place to protect both staff, pupils and visitors to our school.

 

What will happen if there is an increase in the number of positive cases of Coronavius in school?

The school has an outbreak management plan to cover events such as this which will be implemented, if necessary, to stem the spread of the Coronavirus in school.