CORONAVIRUS NEWS (updated 13/05/2020)

CURRENTLY THE SETTING IS CLOSED.

FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES, EARLY YEARS SETTINGS PLAN TO RE-OPEN FROM MONDAY, JUNE 1ST. 

UPDATED INFORMATION AND PROCEDURES WILL FOLLOW.

Prior to closure, advice was as follows -  

As communities around the world are struggling with Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to reach out and address concerns about the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the steps we’re taking in our setting to continue our focus on keeping everyone healthy.

Our number one priority is the safety of our children, adults and staff. At Hemblington Pre-School our staff and children always follow strict hygiene procedures. We have reinforced these in line with the latest Public Health England guidelines. These include:

  • At our hand-washing station there is hand wash in the water as well as foaming hand wash for the children to use.

  • Children are encouraged to use tissues and bin them after use. If no tissue available, then to cough/sneeze into the crook of their arm.

  • Equipment is cleaned using antibacterial spray and Milton sterilising fluid (suitably diluted)

The most common symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or

  • high temperature

If your child, yourself, or any member of your household, have symptoms of Coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 14 days from when the symptoms started. Please contact the Pre-School as soon as you can to let us know if your household is in self-isolation.

If you have mild symptoms, you do not need to call NHS 111 to tell them you are staying at home.

If your symptoms persist past seven days you should contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111.

Norfolk County Council Coronavirus advice:

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/care-support-and-health/health-and-wellbeing/adults-health/coronavirus

 

Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg

 

Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

 

Where to find the latest information:

Updates on COVID-19:

 

 https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Guidance for educational settings:

 

 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

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