COVID – latest advice and guidance

Ormiston Sudbury Academy remains fully open, for all students.

ALL STUDENTS AND MEMBERS OF STAFF ARE REQUIRED TO REGULARLY WASH/SANITISE HANDS, WEAR A MASK/FACE COVERING WHEN MOVING BETWEEN ROOMS AND/OR IN (INDOOR) SOCIAL AREAS AND ADHERE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES WHEREVER POSSIBLE.

The best, and most up-to-date place for ALL public guidance is the Government’s own website, here 

By regularly visiting the above website, you will be able to keep up-to-date with the very latest guidance, restrictions and information on how/when you may need to secure a COVID-19 test.

The Government announced a second period of ‘national lockdown’, commencing Thursday 5th November 2020; unlike the first lockdown (from 23rd March), however, schools and academies will remain OPEN. 

When to keep your child at home

We have received a large number of requests from parents wanting advice on whether their child should come in to the Academy.

Public Health England and NHS key advice regarding COVID-19 symptoms remains as indicated below; if your child displays any of the symptoms listed, please do not send them to the Academy.

 

A copy of the ‘Public Health England’ letter referred to above may be found here

 

In line with Government guidance, if your child begins to display symptoms during the day we will contact you to collect them immediately, as previously advised. Please remind your child/ren to tell their teacher or any member of staff if they begin to feel unwell whilst in the Academy.

 

If you are in any doubt about whether or not your child should be in the Academy, please refer to the guidance issued by Suffolk County Council  and/or call 111 for advice.  

 

You need only get a test for your child(ren) if they have one or more of the following symptoms:
🔴 A high temperature. This means they feel hot to touch on their chest or back (you do not need to measure temperature).

 

🔴 A persistent cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. If they usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual.

 

🔴 A change in, or loss of, their sense of taste and smell – This means they have noticed they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.