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For the latest Government Guidance please use the link below

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus



Important information about clinically extremely vulnerable children and young people

Clinical studies have shown that children and young people, including those originally considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV), are at very low risk of serious illness if they catch the virus. The UK Clinical Review Panel has recommended that all children and young people under the age of 18 should no longer be considered CEV and should be removed from the Shielded Patient List, the national database of people considered clinically extremely vulnerable.

All children and young people should continue to follow the same guidance as everyone else, which can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus. For a very few individual children specific clinical advice may be given and this should continue to be followed.

The Department for Health and Social Care have developed an FAQ that can be accessed online.

A letter has been sent by the Department of Health and Social Care to the families of children and young people who were previously classified as CEV informing them of this change. Although shielding was paused on 1 April 2021, we know that for some this may be a significant change and they may be anxious about returning to face-to-face education for the Autumn Term. Whilst attendance is mandatory, we recommend that leaders in education work collaboratively with families to reassure them and to help their child return to their everyday activities. Discussions should have a collaborative approach, focusing on the welfare of the child or young person and responding to the concerns of the parent, carer or young person.

 

19th August 2021

 

All staff and parents 

 

Covid and changes to rules on self-isolation - important update

 

Further to our previous letter regarding contradictory advice from NELC and local Public Health

We promised to resolve this as quickly as possible and get back to you as soon as we could 

Early evening yesterday we received the necessary confirmations to apply the new changes

 

The bulletin flowchart you received is confirmed as only applying to NELC council employees not to schools

 

The 'rule' about isolation from contact with either a positive LFT or PCR is confirmed as 'out of date' and should have been updated by NELC and local Public Health as of from August 16th. The new Gov Uk guidance will apply from now onwards

 

This means all staff who have been double vaccinated and all pupils under 18 can return to school if they have been identified as close contacts and in future no staff or pupils in these categories will have to self-isolate  as a result of being identified as a close contact of someone testing positive . Staff and pupils in this situation will be advised to take a PCR test but they do not have to wait on the result in order to return to school. This would apply to classes / units or transport contacts .

Only those testing positive on a PCR test or with clear Covid symptoms will be required to self isolate.

 

We have informed Education Transport about this but you may wish to contact them yourself .

 

We will keep in-school preventative measures in place and we will inform all parents where there has been a positive case so that they can decide on whether they want their child to attend school at that time . This will be important to parents of children who are categorised as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable but ultimately this is a matter for parents to decide.

 

All staff and pupils should continue with twice weekly lateral flow testing on Wednesday and Sunday

 

(Currently there is one staff member in class 3 who has had a positive PCR and one pupil in class 7 who has a positive LFT . We are waiting for their PCR result.)

Regards

Andy Zielinski

Headteacher 

Humberston Park Special School Academy

 

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Audiology - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.

Replacement batteries call 03033 304645 for Grimsby or email nlg-tr.audiology@nhs.net

Hearing aid repair, send your hearing aid to the team based at Grimsby hospital along with a brief description of the problem.

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