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Policies & Procedures


The technical name of the virus that causes COVID-19 is Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, abbreviated as SARS-CoV-2.

Operational guidance issued on 6th July 2021 for SEND and Specialist Settings has been used to support the further development of our risk assessment in readiness for school returning in September.  Legislative changes that came into force on 16th August have also been taken into account.

Whilst the COVID-19 virus can cause serious illness, especially for vulnerable adults with underlying health conditions, evidence suggests that for the majority (particularly children and young people) they will experience a mild to moderate illness. Our risk assessment has been developed based on the following principle:

–     That we will act together to ensure the safety and reassurance of all staff and children.

As we now move to a new era with regard to the COVID-19 situation we would like to also share our “COVID-19 Contingency Plan” with you, for your reference.

It clearly outlines what steps and actions the school will take, and is taking, in order to keep our school community as safe and well as possible.

Please see the attached documents below;

PF Covid contingency plans comms[66]

PF COVID-19 RA November 21.docx

Penny Field Policies