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iNFORMATION AND ADVICE LINKED TO COVID 19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Updates for parents and family members 

CRITICAL WORKERS

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORK YOU ARE DOING TO SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITIES.

If you have any queries contact parentmail@st-annes.solihull.sch.uk

 We are doing our best to support you. Thank you.

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE

Ruth Tennant, Director of Public Health at Solihull Council on Coronavirus

A message for schools from Ruth Tennant, Director of Public Health at Solihull Council on Coronavirus

 Promoting good hygiene Wash your hands

 

How to wash your hands properly Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.

Watch this short NHS film for guidance: • https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song: • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg

 

Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

Just to let you know that vulnerable, self-isolating individuals, and their carers, can access the support of an NHS responder by phoning 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm). Support can be provided with collecting shopping, medication or for a telephone ‘check in and chat’. They advised to allow 72 hours notice for collection of medication, although support can often happen more quickly. To be eligible they need to fall into any one of the following categories:

 

  • People aged 70 years and older with underlying health conditions
  • If you are in the ‘extremely vulnerable’ to COVID 19 group and have been sent a letter asking you to shield from the virus
  • People who are pregnant 
  • If you are newly socially vulnerable as a result of COVID 19
  • People who have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010
  • Others with high-risk conditions could include:
    • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
    • People with serious heart conditions
    • People who are immunocompromised including because of cancer treatment
    • People of any age with severe obesity e.g. body mass index (BMI) over 40
    • Certain underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as those with diabetes, dementia, renal failure, or liver disease might also be at risk

·         Or you consider yourself medically vulnerable for another reason (for instance, you have Parkinson’s or Epilepsy)

 

Use the following web link for full details https://volunteering.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/nhs-volunteer-responders-portal/isolating.

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