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Published on March 14th, 2020 | by admin

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Dear Parents & Users we are hoping to resume all service’s in the month of September 2020. “More updates to follow”

Dear Parents & users we are working closely with Lambeth and charitable organisations to help tackle the present pandemic, we all find ourselves in.

Digital and online services are the best tools, for keeping in touch and safeguarding each others health& wellbeing. Because of these challenges we have set up a Skype address and whats App group so we can stay in contact and support you on-line. Please take advantage and make use of these resources. Stay safe!

Skype Address: Norwood Community Group

Whats App: NCG/Parents & Users Group

Coronavirus updates and guidelines for Parent & Users

Please read carefully

REQUIRED READING

As your activity will take place within an educational establishment, we would ask you to read the following document:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19 

This is a comprehensive document, much of which relates specifically to schools themselves. The key points we would like you to be aware of are:

What to do if a member of your group has travelled from any  Category 1 specified country/area  in the past 14 days:

  • If an individual falls into this category, contact NHS 111 for further advice:
  • if they are currently well, they should self-isolate for 14 days and you should follow the advice as above for contacts of confirmed cases in the educational setting
  • if they become unwell please call NHS 111 immediately for them to be assessed by an appropriate specialist. You should follow the advice as above for contacts of confirmed cases in the educational establishment. If they require emergency medical attention, call 999 and tell the call handler or ambulance control that the person has a history of recent travel to risk areas for COVID-19

What to do if a member of your group has travelled from a  Category 2 specified country/area  in the last 14 days:

If they are currently well:

  • they are advised to self-isolate only if they develop symptoms
  • they can continue to attend work or education
  • they do not need to avoid contact with other people
  • their family do not need to take any precautions or make any changes to their own activities
  • testing people with no symptoms for COVID-19 is currently not recommended
  • it is useful to always take a mobile phone with them when they go out so that they can contact others if they do become unwell

If they become unwell:

  • they should stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as they would with other flu viruses (see this  home isolation advice sheet).
  • they (or a family member, colleague or member of staff) should call NHS 111 immediately for them to be assessed by an appropriate specialist, as quickly as possible
  • they should stay at home and should not attend work or education
  • they should not go directly to their GP or other healthcare environment
  • if they require emergency medical attention, call 999 and tell the call handler or ambulance control that the person has a history of recent travel to risk areas for COVID-19
  • see  further information  and the  Public Health England Blog

What to do if a member of your group returns from travel anywhere else in the world within the last 14 days:

  • Currently there are minimal cases outside the risk areas and therefore the likelihood of an individual coming into contact with a confirmed case is low.
  • There is no need to advise any of these pupils, student or staff to avoid normal activities or educational settings unless they have had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

If individuals are aware that they have had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 they should contact NHS 111 for further advice.

For the latest country specific information please visit  NaTHNac Travel Pro.
It is important that you notify a member of our team, or contact info@norwoodcommunitygroup.co.uk if a member of your group, who has visited any of our projects in the last 14 days, has a suspected or confirmed case of Coronavirus. We will need to advise the venue and take appropriate steps. 

 

PRACTICAL MEASURES 

We are bringing in several new measures, to help protect you, our staff and the school.

These include:

  • Enhancing our cleaning regimes, to target frequently touched areas, and to react specifically to any confirmed case with a comprehensive cleaning programme.
  • Providing you with access to hand sanitiser (subject to availability) and encouraging all of your group members to use it before and after your activities
  • Providing you with a useful information sheet about practical ways to minimise the risk of spread, including Catch It/Bin It/Kill It. You can also download this document here, and we would ask you to send it on to all of your group members:
    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/869250/Coronavirus_advice_for_educational_settings_poster.pdf
  • Asking you to confirm that you have read and understood the Educational Settings document and that you will ensure you and your members will follow the advice in it, as well as the measures we are introducing. We will ask you to confirm this next time you visit the site and will keep the records on file.


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