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Supportive Information During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Children’s Play Areas and Ball Courts are closed
All of the Council’s Children’s Play Areas and Ball Courts are closed to help reduce the spread of coronavirus, because it can survive for 12 hours on metal and 36 hours on plastic.
Please do not put your children at risk by ignoring these closures. The Council has taped off all play areas as hazardous or locked those with fences. Please don’t remove that hazard tape or lift children over locked fences because it creates an unnecessary and significant risk to you and your children. The Council would prefer not to have to close parks completely and hopes to avoid this with everyone adhering to the request not to enter areas that are marked with hazard tape or locked
If you do visit a park for walking or exercise, please remember to keep a distance of 2 metres, or 6.5 feet apart from other people. If you find a park is too overcrowded please visit at another time or view Google for real time visitor numbers. We know parks are a vital lifeline for many of you so please help us keep them open by not entering the play areas and ball courts that are out of bounds so that you can still access the space but do what is necessary to protect you and your family and to support the NHS.
New Wellbeing Service for the most vulnerable people in Redbridge
Our community response
Following recent announcements by Government, London Borough of Redbridge have set up a new wellbeing service to help and support people at greatest risk from coronavirus in the borough.
The people who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (Covid-19) are those with an underlying health condition, and their family, friends and carers and those told to self-isolate, FIND OUT MORE
Stories for primary school children to help explain about corona virus
Redbridge Local Authority Coronavirus Update to Schools - March 20th 2020
Thank you once again for your support during what is a highly unusual and unsettling period; thank you for your emails offering support to the school.
Unfortunately, the school cannot remain fully open, as the staffing levels would be neither sustainable nor adequate. As of 19/03/20, we have no alternative but to close the school for:
Please note, the school is likely to remain closed for the year groups for the foreseeable future. Please look at our website for on-going updates.
Please be assured that at the time of writing there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the Trust.
If you are an emergency worker - ie in the police, fire or work for the NHS and do not have alternative arrangements in the short term for your children, please notify the school and we will do our best to supervise them on 19/03/20.
There will be no sanctions applied to any families who decide to keep their Y 3, 4, 5 or 6 children at home during this unprecedented situation. We are following the revised guidance on attendance from the DfE.
Coronavirus Update 18/03/2020
We know that government are considering school closures. If this decision is made by the Government we will update you. We are currently trying to stay open because we fully understand the vital role our school plays in keeping you in work.
If you are in a position to have your children at home, we strongly urge you to do so.
Please see below the current guidance from the Local Authority regarding attendance:
- Where pupils are at home for self-isolation because they have symptoms or because they have family members at home with symptoms, this will be recorded as an authorised absence
- Where pupils are at home as a precautionary move from parents and where there is no evidence that this is related to symptoms for self-isolation, this will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. Please note however that there will be no penalties/sanctions applied during these uncertain times.
If any pupil shows symptoms of persistent cough or temperature at school they should be in self isolation. Please note that this self-isolation period applies to all members of the household, for 14 days. If a child returns to school having been absent due to one the symptoms related to coronavirus, we will contact parents to take them home immediately.
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: 8 am to 6 pm (Monday to Friday)
Please note, they are currently experiencing high volumes of calls and apologise for any wait that you may experience. Your call will join a queue and we will answer as soon as possible.
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19:
Guidance for educational settings:
Guidance for social or community care and residential settings:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
Latest Department for Education information: