Coronavirus and School Closures

To keep our staff and students safe, the majority of our Trust staff members will be working remotely. For any urgent quries please email one of the following:

admin@sbatrust.co.uk

finance@sbatrust.co.uk

marketing@sbatrust.co.uk

Both South Bank UTC and UAE South Bank will be closed from Friday 20 March to all students except children of key workers (e.g NHS Staff). Please visit the schools website for more information. This is an evolving situation and we are continuing to follow Government and Public Health England advice so that we can monitor and respond accordingly.

This page will be updated regularly should anything change. We are also sending out emails to parents at both schools, please check your inbox regularly.

Information for Parents / Carers from Department for Education.

Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak

Managing our Mental Health & Staying Well during a Virus Outbreak

 If you have any concerns about your health in relation to Coronavirus please follow Public Health England advice and contact NHS 111. Please regularly check the advice on the gov.uk website regarding travel. The NHS has some comprehensive advice on what to do if you feel unwell and what to do on their website.

DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

What measures are in place to try to protect people on your campus from the virus?
We have reviewed our cleaning schedule and the products used, to ensure that we have a high level of service and disinfection. We are monitoring soap and sanitiser dispensers to ensure these are well stocked for effective hand washing. We also have hand sanitiser points available at key points across the school.

To help students, staff and visitors we have posters around the school giving advice on what do to if there are any concerns as well as posters showing effective hand washing at all our hand basins.

How can I protect myself from Coronavirus?
We can all play our part. To protect yourself and others, basic hygiene such as washing our hands regularly and using tissues when we cough and sneeze is the best way to slow the spread of germs and infection. Posters are around our school giving advice on hand washing and good hygiene for staff, students and visitors.

 

USEFUL LINKS
National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx
Mencap – Easy Read guide to Coronavirus: https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf
Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/
Young Minds – Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/
Carers UK – Guidance for carers: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19
Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
Amaze – information pack for parents https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/

Coronavirus