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COVID-19 Information

Please use this webpage to access updates from our school in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Thank you for your continued support.

UPDATE: 17th September 2020

Flu Jab update from Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Shredding of the virus if administered in classrooms:

Fluenz does not create an external mist of vaccine virus in the air when children are being vaccinated and others in the room would not be at risk of ‘catching’ the vaccine virus. Administration of the intranasal vaccine delivers just 0.1ml of fluid straight into each nostril and almost all the fluid is immediately absorbed into the child’s nose the vaccine virus that is shed is less able to spread from person to person than natural flu infection which spreads easily during the flu season.

 

Covid-19 is not in the Nasal Flu Vaccine 

The vaccine contains 2 strains of A and B Flu virus that are selected  based on surveillance of circulating Flu viruses

A/Guangdong-Maonan/SWL1536/2019  (H1N1)pdm09 -like strain

A/Hong  Kong/2671/2019 (H3N2) -like strain

B/Washington/02/2019 -like strain

B/Phuket/3073/2013 -like strain

 

Porcine gelatine

The Nasal Flu spray contains a highly purified form of gelatine derived from pigs. This is used as a stabiliser and protects the live viruses from the effects of temperature. There is no other live attenuated flu vaccine available that does not contain porcine gelatine.

In order to prevent localised outbreaks in the 2020/21 flu season, an inactivated flu vaccine (Injection)  may be offered to those children whose parents refuse Fluenz due to the porcine gelatine content, however this will not be until Mid November. The service will keep a record of Parents/carers who have declined due to the above reason and will contact parents/carers directly to arrange an appointment.

UPDATE: 11th September 2020

 COVID-19 Public Health Liverpool update

Dear Parent/Carer,

ALERT: We have seen a significant increase in COVID-19 positive cases this week in Liverpool. We need your help and ask that your child limits group contact with friends over the weekend. When out and about your whole family should stay at least 2 metres away from anyone not from your household, wash hands often and wear face coverings when appropriate. Thank you for your support. For further information visit: https://liverpoolexpress.co.uk/message-to-schools/ 

 Click here to read the letter from Public Health Liverpool. 

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Following an announcement by the Prime Minister, the Government have published a set of guides (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19) to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.   

One of the key requirements in these guides is the need for employers to carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment – and the requirement of employers with over 50 workers to publish the results of these risk assessments online.   

You can download a copy of our school COVID-19 Risk Assessment by using the download button on the right hand side of this page.   

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

 

KEY CONTACTS INCASE OF EMERGENCY 

Between the hours of 8:00am – 4:00pm, the school office contact number is available and our school staff are on site to support our school community. 

Incase of an emergency outside of school hours, please contact Mr J Wilson (Deputy Headteacher) on the below email address.

 

Banks Road COVID-19 Leads: Mrs L Gibson (Headteacher) and Mr J Wilson (Deputy Headteacher)

School Contact Number: 0151 427 4360

Out of Hours Contact Email Address: j.wilson@banksroad.liverpool.sch.uk (Mr J Wilson, Deputy Headteacher)

 

 

Banks Road COVID-19 Leads: Mrs L Gibson (Headteacher) and Mr J Wilson (Deputy Headteacher)

School Contact Number:
0151 427 4360

Out of Hours Contact Email Address: j.wilson@banksroad.liverpool.sch.uk (Mr J Wilson, Deputy Headteacher)

Tel: 0151 427 4360 | Email: banksroad-ao@banksroad.liverpool.sch.uk | Office Manager: Mrs N McGee
Twitter: @BanksRoadSch | Headteacher: Mrs L Gibson

Banks Road, Garston, Liverpool, L19 8JZ