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Please read this important letter:
 
11 June 2021
 
Dear Parents and Carers
 
Be Aware, Be Safe
 
There has been a recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Durham City and it is important to follow the rules and remain vigilant. The control measures to stop transmission remain the same as always: Hands, Face, Space, Fresh Air.
 
The main variant circulating national (Delta variant, first identified in India) is easily transmitted although measures to control it are the same. The more robust you are in following the control measures, the better protected you are. It is important to exercise caution when mixing indoors, where the virus can spread more easily. Socialising outside remains the safer option.
 
If you get any symptoms you must self-isolate and book a free test via the NHS website.
 
If you are identified as a contact of a case, you must also self-isolate and arrange to have a further test as soon as you can.
 
Please continue to do your twice weekly Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests too. It is worth remembering that two doses of the coronavirus vaccination provide the best protection. Please attend both appointments when invited to do so and please continue following the latest guidance. This can be found at www.durham.gov.uk/coronavirus.
 
Kind regards
 
Amanda Healy
 
Director of Public Health for County Durham/Chair of North East DPH Network
 
 
 
 
 

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Durham County Council now offer free LFD testing and home testing kits. Find out more and book appointments 

click here for information about free lfd testing

 

Please be aware that school's email address - laurelavenue@durhamlearning.net will be monitored out of hours as well as during the school day by Ms Davison, so please use this address if you need to communicate with school.

 

Click for letter to parents/carers about coronavirus (Covid-19) Testing

 

NHS Test and Trace has launched the NHS COVID-19 app. The app has been launched to help control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). It will do this by alerting people who may have been exposed to infection so that they can take action.The app is available to download on smartphones for anyone aged 16 or over.

Click for information about the NHS Test and Trace COVID-19 app

Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline opening hours

The Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline remains available to answer questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to education and children’s social care. Please listen carefully to the available options and select the most appropriate to your nursery, school, or college’s current situation.

Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline by calling:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm

Please remember that you should not attempt to book a test if your child does not present with COVID-19 symptoms.

 
 

 

Up to date information from Durham County Council can be found by clicking this link:

coronavirus advice and information

letter about drop off and collection time from public health

Hands, Face, Space campaign

A new public information campaign has been launched ahead of winter to highlight how everyone can help to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The 'Hands, Face, Space Campaign urges the public to continue to wash their hands, cover their face and make space to control infection rates and avoid a second peak.

hands Face Space video

newsletter september 2020

Please find the Guide for Parents and Carers' for school and nursery opening on September 2020.

guide for september 2020

Please read carefully in full. If you have any questions, email laurelavenue@durhamlearning.net. 

Other important documents:

working and living safely

attendance policy information for parents and carers leaflet

attendance policy 2020 - 2021

whole school risk assessment for september 2020

special amendments to the behaviour policy during covid-19

parent and carers guide - getting to and from school

 

 

Click here for the July's latest newsletter, in case you did not see it.

july 2020 newletter