COVID-19: Keeping you and your child safe at Busill Jones Primary - information and advice
Information from Mrs S Field regarding entering the school ground for drop off and collection
A mobile testing unit will be operating in Walsall in support of the COVID-19 National Testing Programme. Mobile units only remain in a location for a few days and it will stay in Walsall until Saturday 13 June. The unit has an integrated one-way system, which will allow people with an appointment to attend for either walk-in or drive-through testing.
Tests are available by appointment only to anyone over the age of five who is symptomatic
a new, continuous cough
a high temperature
or a loss or change in their sense of taste or smell.
The test needs to be done in the first 5 days of having symptoms and testing is by appointment only. Once you have booked you will be given the location of the testing site in Walsall and details of how to get there.
If you develop symptoms once the mobile unit has moved from Walsall then you can request a home testing kit by visiting nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119 if you have no internet access
Ask for a test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19)
Find out how to ask for a test to check if you, or someone you live with, has coronavirus (COVID-19) now. This is called an antigen test.
The following measures have been put into place to minimise the spread of COVID-19 to keep your child, you and us safe.
Displaying coronavirus infection control measures information posters around the school
Encouraging good hygiene by promoting the importance of handwashing for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap in the following circumstances:
Before leaving home
On arrival at school
After using the toilet
After breaks and sporting activities
Before food preparation
Before eating any food, including snacks
Before leaving school
As per the current NHS and government advice, you should keep your child at home for a period of 14 days if they develop coronavirus symptoms. Symptoms include a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), a high temperature or a new, continuous cough. Where symptoms continue after 7 days, or begin to worsen, you should call 111. If someone in your child’s household has symptoms, your child must self-isolate for 14 days from the day the other person’s symptoms started. This is because it can take 14 days for symptoms to appear. More information regarding symptoms and actions can be found on the NHS website (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/).
e-Bug 'Hand Hygiene Poster' - guidance for washing hands correctly
e-Bug 'Cover coughs and sneezes'
Visit the e-Bug webste here
The following links can help people find apps and online tools to help manage their health and wellbeing.
Think Ninja is an app specifically designed to educate 10-18 year olds about mental health, emotional wellbeing and to provide skills young people can use to build resilience and stay well. It has been adapted to COVID-19 to bring self-help knowledge and skills to children and young people (10-18 years old) who may be experiencing increased anxiety and stress during the crisis
Neurolove.org currently being trialled to support young people to manage anxiety and low mood, including by booking sessions directly with mentors and therapists and finding content that will support them to manage their emotional and mental health. A short sharp pilot phase is currently underway with an initial report based on 2-3 weeks of live running by mid-May
BlueIce is a practitioner prescribed/supported evidenced-based app to help young people manage their emotions and reduce urges to self-harm
Young Minds, Shout and The Mix –expanding MH support by increasing the scale of operations to their services in order to respond to the anxieties and concerns of young people aged 13+ stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. This collective service to include web, peer to peer support, text messages, social media interaction and phone support. It will provide access to a combination of services for acute and ongoing issues.
e-Safety information and advice during home learning
Need more support and advice - Click to visit the Think you know websites or visit our e-Safety page