Covid -19 Information

Reporting a Positive Covid-19 Test for Salusbury Pupils and Staff

 

If your child has been tested for Covid-19 and you have received a confirmed positive result, you will need to contact to school to let us know immediately. Staff who test positive will follow the same procedures set out for pupils.

 

To report a positive Covid-19 test for a child, please follow the guidance below.

 

Please note that once you have sent an email confirming your child has had a positive result you will be contacted in due course to check the details.

 

To report a positive Covid-19 test for a child, please email the following information to covid@salusbury.brent.sch.uk

 

  • Pupil’s name:
  • Pupil’s Class:
  • Date symptoms started:
  • Date of positive result:
  • Case number:
  • Telephone number that you can be contacted on:
  • Email address that you can be contacted on:

 

DO NOT EMAIL ANY OTHER SCHOOL ADDRESS AS THESE ARE NOT MONITORED OVER EVENINGS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS. ONLY USE THE EMAIL ADDRESS covid@salusbury.brent.sch.uk TO REPORT A POSITIVE TEST.

 

Covid-19 Useful Information

Tier 3 community based testing available over the Christmas holiday period from 21st December

Covid-19 cases have risen rapidly so London has moved into Tier 3 restrictions from Wednesday 16th December. This means that London Boroughs were able to apply for community based Covid-19 testing as part of the Tier 3 provisions.

 

Brent Council is therefore offering free and regular community based testing from a variety of testing sites in the Borough from 21st December. We are encouraging all setting and school staff to access this testing (nursery, primary school, secondary school and Pupil Referral Unit staff). We are also advising secondary age school children can get tested.

 

Pupils under 16 should attend with their parents so that parents can confirm their consent. Pupils aged 16 and over are able to attend without parents, as they are able to give their own consent.

Individuals should book a test at the testing centre nearest to their school or where they live.

 

Everyone should minimise their travel across the borough.

 

The two test centres at the following venues are open now:

  • Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley Park, Wembley, HA9 0FJ
  • The Library at Willesden Green, 95 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2SF

 

The following test centres will be opening from Monday 21 December 2020:

  • Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre, Harrow Road, London, NW10 0RG
  • Central Mosque of Brent, Station Parade, Marley Walk, London, NW2 4PU
  • Ealing Road Library, Coronet Parade, Ealing Road, Wembley, HA0 4BA
  • Father O’Callaghan Centre, 22 Hay Lane, London, NW9 0NG
  • Harlesden Library, Craven Park Road, Harlesden, NW10 8SE
  • Kingsbury Library, 522-524 Kingsbury Road, Kingsbury, NW9 9HE
  • The Granville, 140 Carlton Vale, London, NW6 5HE

 

The centres are open seven days a week from 9am to 6pm.

 

The test is free and results will be available within just 40 minutes.

 

Tests can be booked online at www.brent.gov.uk/covidtesting or by calling 020 8937 4440.

 

It is recommended that you book two tests, three days apart, to make sure the result is accurate and that individuals do this regularly.

 

NHS Test and Trace will direct all staff and pupils who test positive to self-isolate.

 

Further information about local testing is available at:

https://www.brent.gov.uk/your-community/coronavirus/test-and-trace/

 

As a school, we are keen to ensure pupil and community safety is our utmost priority and will continue to follow the advice given by the Department for Education (DfE) and Public Health England. All of the Department for Education’s coronavirus guidance for educational settings can now be found in one place on GOV.UK at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-schools-and-other-educational-settings

DFE Coronavirus Helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

  • Phone: 0800 046 8687

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)

 

Advice for parents/carers during coronavirus

Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured. NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same care that they have always done. Please click here for some helpful advice.

 

 

Should my child come to school?

 

As cough and cold season approaches, we know that it can be hard for parents to decide if you should sent their child to school. We have shared this useful flow-chart with parents to help you with your decision making

 

Guidance for parents and carers: keeping children safe online

The Government information for parents and carers has been updated to include a section on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online. You can read this here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

 

 Lastly, we would like to thank you all for your continued support for our school. It means so much to all of our staff to know we are able to work closely together for the good of our children at this difficult time.