Covid-19 Information

Hello everyone,

This area contains information that we hope will be helpful during the current coronavirus pandemic. If you cannot find what you are looing for, please do not hesitate to contact school for further support and information.

This link provides a quick guide for parents and carers – Covid 19 Advice for Parents 

Parent Frequently Asked Questions – 7th September 2020

Following the Government announcement about opening to all children in September, we have reviewed our current risk assessment. Our September 2020 Covid-19 Full School Opening Risk Assessment  at least one a month. The highlighting in yellow is to help you identify the changes that have been made to make St Mary’s as safe as we possibly can when we opened for all children on Thursday 3rd September.  

  However, our main aim remains the same as we try to keep all our children, staff and wider community safe.

Take care and stay safe.

Esafety

The Esafety area of our website has been updated with advice on using Zoom and the BBC Own It app. To find out more click Parents – eSafety.

With children spending increasing amounts of time using the internet; both socially and for schooling; their exposure to risks online can increase. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/ is a fantastic website for parents with worksheets and videos to guide discussions with children and young people across a range of ages about how to stay safe online!  

St. Mary’s COVID-19 update

Coronavirus helplines

Stockport Health Visiting and School Nursing Advice Line

Stockport Health Visiting & School Nursing Service have launched an advice line on 0161 835 6789 for families of children aged 0-16.

The Advice Line is available Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 9am – 5pm and provides support from Health Visitors and School Nurses on all aspects of child health, development and parenting including:

* Sleep
* Healthy eating
* Management of minor illnesses
* Speech & communication
* Behaviour
* General health & emotional wellbeing
* Immunisations
* Special educational needs
* School Nursing service

Talking to your child about COVID-19

Are you unsure about how to talk to your children about coronavirus? This children’s guide has been created to help explain the situation. It aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.

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Stockport Helpline – You will be able to access support Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm, by calling 0161 217 6046.

 

Government updates

In light of the fast moving nature of COVID-19 we would like to assure you that we are taking the safety and well being of all our children seriously. We act upon daily guidance and updates from the LA and DFE.

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

The NHS advice can be found by following the link here:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.