COVID 19 INFORMATION
As the national lockdown has been in effect since the start of this term, we have archived all the details in a document at the side of this page.
- We shall still be using this page to update parents on matters relating to COVID-19
- We shall also keep you updated of any cases in-school, for those coming onto site as part of the critical worker and vulnerable student provision.
All those in school will be following our current COVID-19 Risk Assessment.
- Students arrive at the college, some using Local Authority Transport
- On arrival, students sanitise and enter into their allotted bubble
- In their bubble, students are to engage with the online learing provided by BVC staff, including live lessons
- Breaks and lunches take place in allocated bubble areas, both indoors and outdoors
- Students are to wear masks when in transit around the college
If you have any queries concerning in-school provision at this time, please do let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any updates ot the COVID Table will be posted as and when there are any changes.
Please note that parents will still receive letters regarding close contact with a positive case but general information letters will only now be sent to all parents of the year group affected.
In order for us to inform our community about the way in which the college is responding to positive cases within the college, please see below a table which we shall endeavour to update periodically.
- All data for confirmed cases are only those which the college has been required to run track and trace protocols for.
- Positive cases detailed include all possible links of transmission: family, social etc.
Last Change to Table: 17th December 2020
|Year 7 Total number of Confirmed Student cases RequiringTrack and Trace||Year 8 Total number of Confirmed Student cases RequiringTrack and Trace||Year 9 Total number of Confirmed Student cases RequiringTrack and Trace||Year 10 Total number of Confirmed Student cases RequiringTrack and Trace||Year 11 Total number of Confirmed Student cases RequiringTrack and Trace|
|Year 7 - Total number ofStudents in Isolation||Year 8 - Total number of Students in Isolation||Year 9 - Total number of Students in isolation||Year 10 - Total number of Students in Isolation||Year 11 - Total number of Students in isolation|
|Total Number of Confirmed Cases Requiring Track and Trace||Total Number of Confirmed Student Cases Requiring Track and Trace||Total Number of Confirmed Teaching Staff Cases Requiring Track and Trace||Total number of Confirmed Support Staff Cases Requiring Track and Trace||Total Number of Trainee Teacher Cases Requiring Track and Trace||Total number of Teaching Staff in Isolation (Including Confirmed Cases)||Total Number of Support Staff in Isolation (Including Confirmed Cases)|
|33 (+2)||21||9(+1)||2 (+1)||1||14 (+7)||1|
General COVID information
- What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19 - If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19 they should remain at home. Arrange for a COVID test via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling NHS 119 and inform the head teacher.
- If their test is negative and they can return to school when they are well.
- If their test is positive, they will need to self-isolate for 10 days from the date when your symptoms start. All your household members must self-isolate for 14 days.
- The date of symptom onset is day zero.
The symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
• recent onset of new continuous cough or
• high temperature or
• a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. If you are concerned about your health or the health of anyone else in your house, please seek advice from your GP or NHS 111 by phoning 111.
There are things you can do to reduce the risk of getting COVID-19:
• wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
• use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
• wash your hands as soon as you get home
• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
• put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
As you can see from our detailed risk assessment, we have taken significant measures to help mitigate the risk of transmission in our community by taking some fundamental steps:
Guides from Cambridgeshire County Council
Recognising Coronavirus / When to Self-Isolate
Covid-19 Related Absence from school – a Quick Guide for Parents
What are the Rules on Self Isolation? – a Quick Guide for Parents
A ‘contact’ is a person who has been close to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 anytime from 2 days before the person had symptoms (or a positive test if no symptoms) and up to 10 days from the start of their symptoms (when they are infectious to others). So this means anyone who:
• Is in their household (living together, sharing kitchen or bathroom)
• Has been closer to them than 1m for one minute or longer
• Has been within 2m of them for more than 15 minutes
• Has had face-to-face contact (within 1m), been coughed on or had skin-skin physical contact
• Has travelled in a small vehicle with them, even on a short journey.
You may also find this diagram about actions to take if someone in your household develops Covid 19 symptoms helpful.
Further information can be found here:
Please find below letters to our community concerning reopening in the COVID context.
More details can be found in our risk assessment, but also in this video which was released to parents before the start of term (Please note: there may be changes to the information found in this video)
Information from Cambridgeshire County Council below