""It’s great to see how our children work in class so we can keep teaching consistently at home.""
Year 3 parent attending Maths workshop

COVID-19 Information

On Monday 4th January 2021, the Prime Ministers closed all schools in England to most pupils (other than children of critical workers and vulnerable children who can attend school) until after the February half term. As the DfE's Restricting attendance during the national lockdown: schools Guidance for all schools in England states "Parents and carers who are critical workers should keep their children at home if they can", we urge all parents to use their integrity when booking places at school as we need to support our NHS and the fight against this virus by keeping the possibility of transmission as low as possible.

Please click on the following link to see if you are classified as key worker.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

Should my child(ren) attend school if they are unwell?

The following information may be helpful to parents if your son or daughter is unwell.  The key message is:

If you child has any of the possible COVID-19 symptoms, you MUST NOT send them to school. 

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • 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

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms. If your child is unwell but does not have any of these symptoms, they should stay at home while unwell as would normally be the case.  Consult NHS 111 or your GP is you are unsure what to do.  

Please read the following information carefully.  It explains what to do if your child develops COVID-19 symptoms, or if someone else in your household does. 

Slough Borough Council Advice - Should My Child Attend School

Please click here for guidance on when you should book a coronavirus test for your child

COVID-19 Policy for Visitors

Here at St. Anthony's we are asking for the support and understanding of our visitors in helping us minimise the risk of COVID-19. Following the advice from Public Health England and Slough Borough Council, we are now
limiting access to the school site to essential visitors only, these include:

  • school staff
  • pupils (arranged with school prior to their arrival)
  • parent/carers accompanying their child(ren) – limited to one person
  • approved contractors

We ask that parents/carers who are dropping or picking up their child(ren), support our efforts to minimise the risk of contact between our families and staff by:

  • sticking to the strict staggered start/ finish times
  • maintaining 2m social distancing at all time
  • no congregating in groups and to line up following the markers
  • comply with the one parent/carer rule per child(ren)

Visitors may only enter the school building by appointment only, by contacting the school office on 01753 645828. All visitors entering the school must:

  • wear a face covering whilst in the office area
  • sanitize their hands prior to entering school premises
  • complete a NHS track and trace form
  • always maintain a 2-metre distance from others

We ask our school community to not enter the school site if they:

  • are currently presenting flu-like symptoms, a fever (above 37.8C) or a new, continuous cough within the last seven days
  • have knowingly been in close contact with anyone with a confirmed case of Coronavirus
  • have knowingly been in contact with someone who has travelled from any of
    the named countries listed in Public Health England, where they must quarantine for 14 days. More information can be found  at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors 

We apologise for not being able to give you our usual warm welcome, but we must take the current situation very seriously and look after the welfare of our pupils and staff.