Notre Dame Catholic College
and Sixth Form

COVID-19

Please see below all guidance, documentation, policies and risk assessments with regards to COVID-19 measures and restrictions at Notre Dame Catholic College. All documentation and plans are in line with the latest advice from Public Health England and the Deprtment for Education.

Face Coverings for Staff and Students Mandatory from Tuesday 22nd September

Following the government’s announcement of local restrictions being placed on Merseyside, please be aware that with effect from Tuesday 22nd September face coverings should be worn by staff and students when moving around indoors, such as in corridors and communal areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain. It will not be necessary to wear face coverings in the classroom, where protective measures already mean the risks are lower, and they may inhibit teaching and learning.

Exemptions
Some individuals are exempt from wearing face coverings. For example people who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability, or if you are speaking to or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading, clear sound or facial expression to communicate. The same exemptions will apply in education settings, and we would expect teachers and other staff to be sensitive to those needs.

Please ensure that your child comes to school from Tuesday 22nd September onward with either a disposable face mask or face covering made from a plain material.  If you child is exempt from wearing a mask, please provide a note of explanation that your son/daughter should hand to their form tutor.

COVID19 Risk Assessment

COVID19 Equality Impact Assessment

COVID19 Case Report 20/10/2020

Liverpool City Council COVID19 Case Report 05/10/2020

COVID19 Absence: A Quick Guide for Parents/Carers
What to do if...Action NeededBack to School
my child has COVID19 symptoms?Child shouldn't attend schoolWhen child's test comes back negative and child is feeling well.
my child has COVID19 symptoms?Child should get a testWhen child's test comes back negative and child is feeling well.
my child has COVID19 symptoms?Whole household self-isolates while waiting for resultsWhen child's test comes back negative and child is feeling well.
my child has COVID19 symptoms?Inform school immediately about test resultsWhen child's test comes back negative and child is feeling well.
my child tests positive for COVID19Child shouldn't attend schoolWhen child feels better, and has been without a fever for at least 48 hours
my child tests positive for COVID19Child self-isolates for at least 10 days from when symptoms startedWhen child feels better, and has been without a fever for at least 48 hours
my child tests positive for COVID19Inform school immediately about test resultsWhen child feels better, and has been without a fever for at least 48 hours
my child tests positive for COVID19Whole household self-isolates for 14 days from day when symptoms startedWhen child feels better, and has been without a fever for at least 48 hours
Somebody in my household has COVID19 symptomsChild shouldn't attend schoolWhen household member test is negative, and child does not have any COVID19 symptoms
Somebody in my household has COVID19 symptomsHousehold member with symptoms should get a testWhen household member test is negative, and child does not have any COVID19 symptoms
Somebody in my household has COVID19 symptomsWhole household self-isolates while waiting for test resultsWhen household member test is negative, and child does not have any COVID19 symptoms
Somebody in my household has COVID19 symptomsInform school immediately about test resultsWhen household member test is negative, and child does not have any COVID19 symptoms
Somebody in my household has tested positive for COVID19Child shouldn't attend schoolWhen child has completed 14 days of self-isolation, even if they test negative during the 14 days
Somebody in my household has tested positive for COVID19Whole household self-isolates for 14 days from day when symptoms startedWhen child has completed 14 days of self-isolation, even if they test negative during the 14 days
COVID19 Absence: A Quick Guide for Parents/Carers
What to do if...Action NeededBack to School
NHS Test and Trace has identified my child as a 'close contact' of somebody with symptoms or confirmed COVID19Child shouldn't attend schoolWhen the child has completed 14 days of self-isolation, even if they test negative during those 14 days
NHS Test and Trace has identified my child as a 'close contact' of somebody with symptoms or confirmed COVID19Child self-isolates for 14 days (as advised by NHS test and Trace) even if they test negativeWhen the child has completed 14 days of self-isolation, even if they test negative during those 14 days
NHS Test and Trace has identified my child as a 'close contact' of somebody with symptoms or confirmed COVID19Rest of household does not need to self-isolate, unless they are a 'close contact' tooWhen the child has completed 14 days of self-isolation, even if they test negative during those 14 days
we/my child has travelled and has to self-isolate as part of a period of quarantineDo not take unauthorised leave in term timeWhen the quarantine period of 14 days has been completed for the child, even if they test negative
we/my child has travelled and has to self-isolate as part of a period of quarantineConsider quarentine requirements and FCO advice when booking travelWhen the quarantine period of 14 days has been completed for the child, even if they test negative
we/my child has travelled and has to self-isolate as part of a period of quarantineProvide information to school as per attendance policyWhen the quarantine period of 14 days has been completed for the child, even if they test negative
we/my child has travelled and has to self-isolate as part of a period of quarantineChild does not attend schoolWhen the quarantine period of 14 days has been completed for the child, even if they test negative
we/my child has travelled and has to self-isolate as part of a period of quarantineHousehold self-isolates for 14 days - even if they test negative during those 14 daysWhen the quarantine period of 14 days has been completed for the child, even if they test negative
we have received advice from a medical/official source that child must resume shieldingChild shouldn't attend schoolWhen school/other agencies inform you that restrictions have been lifted and your child can return to school
we have received advice from a medical/official source that child must resume shieldingHousehold member with symptoms should get a testWhen school/other agencies inform you that restrictions have been lifted and your child can return to school
we have received advice from a medical/official source that child must resume shieldingContact shool as advised by attendance officer/pastoral teamWhen school/other agencies inform you that restrictions have been lifted and your child can return to school
I am not sure who should get a test for COVID19Only people with symptoms need to get a testWhen conditions above, as matching your situation are met
I am not sure who should get a test for COVID19People without symptoms are not advised to get a test even if they are a 'close contact' to someone who tests positiveWhen conditions above, as matching your situation are met

Coronavirus Symptoms
and NHS Testing

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
•    a high temperature
•    a new, continuous cough
•    a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
•    Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

If your son/daughter has at least one of the above symptoms we would ask that you arrange a free NHS test as soon as possible. Please inform school staff of the test outcome immediately.

https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Coronavirus
Parents Guide 
for 2020/21

From September 2020, the school reopened for all children – in line with Local and National Guidance.

As we welcome back our pupils, please read our new School Covid-19 Risk Assessment, that has been produced in conjunction with the Local Authority and other National Agencies.

Download the Guide