COVID-19 Updates for Families
We wish all our staff, students and families well.
Keep your family safe by reading the national guidelines on COVID-19 https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Wearing of masks in school
Students and staff are required to wear masks in classrooms as a safety measure. This includes corridors and outdoor spaces.
Students are reminded to bring a mask with them to school. Read about face coverings on the gov.uk website.
Please continue to check our website for updates - see the linked letters below. Should you have any enquiries please email email@example.com.
LETTER ADDED: Tuesday 27th April 2021
Here are links to the most recent letters from Copthall School:
Click here to see all Letters Home - IMPORTANT Letter for Families added 27.4.2021
Government and Public Health England (PHE) guidance on Mental Health and Well-being aspects of coronavirus (COVID19). It is important we take care of our minds as well as bodies. Seek further support if you need it: tinyurl.com/vbrhvsd
Where to find the latest information:
Government updates on COVID-19: www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Guidance for educational settings: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/education-and-childcare
Guidance for vulnerable students and key workers: www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas: www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus
Please use the DfE helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Update on the temporary changes to children and young people’s services in North Central London
UCH and RFH children’s A&Es to reopen in April
Temporary changes were made to children and young people’s services in North Central London last year to ensure patients and families could continue to receive safe and high quality care during a period of increased demand for services due to Covid-19.
These changes were always temporary and we have now agreed it is safe to reopen the children and young people’s accident and emergency departments and general inpatient wards at University College Hospital from 9am on Thursday 8 April and at the Royal Free Hospital from 9am on Monday 12 April. Children’s emergency and inpatient care will remain open at Whittington Hospital.
Until the University College Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital sites reopen, children and young people should continue to access emergency care through alternative hospitals. Options include the southern hub at the Whittington Hospital, North Middlesex University Hospital and Barnet Hospital.
If any parent is unsure where to take a child in need of emergency treatment they should visit www.111.nhs.uk or call the NHS 111 service. In a life-threatening emergency dial 999 immediately.
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