Dale Avenue, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 8LS

01273 842421

office@windmills.w-sussex.sch.uk

COVID19 Information

Coronavirus - Information for Families

 Please ensure that you know and follow the new self-isolation rules. If there is someone with covid in the family, you will need to follow the self-isolation rules and report this to the office. No one should come onto the school site with covid. If there is covid in your household, your child should take a PCR test - if this is negative, they can attend school. If this is the case, we would ask them to do regular lateral flow tests to try and mitigate the chance of potential transmission.

Please do not send your child into school if they are unwell. If they have covid symptoms, they must get a PCR test and follow the self-isolation rules.

The school would need to add additional measures and contact public health if there are 5 positive results within ten days. This could involve asking close contacts to isolate. Please ensure that you have plans in place to cover this eventuality. We are doing all that we can to avoid this happening. Sticking to year groups will limit the chance of infection spreading across the school.

We will continue to review how we are working to ensure that everything we do is focused on supporting the children to develop in all areas, taking measures to ensure that their mental health and well-being is catered for alongside the full curriculum offer.

Useful Links;

Advice for Parents regarding illness and COVID-19

Latest Government Information Regarding COVID-19

Latest Guidance on Protecting Each Other

Talking to Your Child about COVID-19

WSCC Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus - information for children
"You're all going to be really, really important in slowing down the spread of this disease."

Public Health England have advised that adults can support children by watching Newsround viewers put their questions to Drs Chris and Xand vanTulleken of CBBC's Operation Ouch.

Please click on the link below for essential viewing for speaking to children about the disease.

CBBC Newsround- Coronavirus Questions

The Children's Commissioner has also published the following information:

Childrens Guide to Coronavirus

You can also ring Childline on 0800 1111

Childline has a really good page about the coronavirus that might be worth looking at with 10 tips to cope during lockdown:


Childline Advice - Top Tips for Coping