Latest COVID-19 Guidance
Please click HERE for the latest Government Guidance.
Please find information sheet regarding guidance from Hertfordshire County Council about Self Isolating HERE.
You can familiarise yourself with the latest restrictions on the official Government website.
Please click HERE for advisory letter from the Director of Public Health and Operations Director, Education - 03/12/2020
All the data for Hertfordshire cases can be found via the following link
Click on United Kingdom and enter the local authority you want data on regarding cases.
Hertfordshire specific information can also be found at: https://hcc-phei.shinyapps.io/covid19_public_dashboard/
REPORTING OF CASES DURING THE PERIOD OF LOCKDOWN
You will only need to notify the school If your child tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) at any point during the lockdown if they have been attending the school. Please notify us as soon as possible so we can complete the relevant tracking and tracing process with public health, if required, and notify any other children or staff who have been close contacts and who need to self-isolate.
Please email ADMIN@DUNDALE.HERTS.SCH.UK
Remember as soon as your child or any member of your household develops symptoms, they must start self-isolating immediately and book a test.
Main symptoms of coronavirus are:
• a high temperature
• a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
• a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
If you’re not sure whether symptoms suggest that they have COVID-19 or an everyday cough or cold, you can consult this online NHS symptom checker: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/
Please do not send children back to nursery or school if any of the following apply:
• they have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)
• they, any members of your household, or any close contacts (including extended family or friends they have seen and bubbles at holiday activities and sports clubs) have tested positive for COVID-19
• they haven’t completed the full 10 day isolation period requested
Self-isolating is one of the most important things we can all do to help stop the spread of the virus and protect our loved ones and the vulnerable. You can read our helpful self-isolating guide at: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/selfisolatingguide
If you or your family are affected by COVID-19 and need support locally with things like shopping, getting medication or financial advice, visit: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/coronavirus
Police update for parents and carers
Hertfordshire Police have asked us to share an update with parents and carers about sticking to restrictions during school drop off and pick.
Speak to your local Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Inspector if you need police advice or you can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101.
Police have received reports of lack of social distancing and complacency around face coverings at school drop off and pick up times.
We all have a responsibility to take steps in helping reduce the spread of coronavirus. With this in mind, all families are required (unless exempt) to adhere to the following points to ensure a safe arrival and departure at school for all involved:
Thank you for your support and understanding – together we will slow the spread of COVID-19 and save more lives.