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HM Government COVID-19 Response Spring 2021 - Roadmap for Leaving Lockdown

Children of Critical Workers

note from Mrs Meyer, 11th January 2021


Good morning


Advice from the Department for Education changed on Friday to reduce the large number of children attending in school.  


The guidance now states that if children have a parent at home, they should stay at home.


Please protect our children and staff and reduce the numbers attending school wherever you can.


With thanks


Mrs Sam Meyer

Head of School



If the school office is closed and you need to contact school to report a confirmed, positive test result of COVID-19 for a child in school, please phone the emergency contact number: 07958 205052.

Department for Education guidance

REMOTE LEARNING - Access to a free increase in data - complete the survey by 9.00am on 11th January 2021


Dear parents and carers


If you do not have a fixed broadband connection at home and have limited mobile phone data for remote learning, Oldway can request a free increase in data for you.


Please complete the following survey by 9.00am on Monday so that we can send this information to the Department for Education.  This will then be passed to your mobile network who will automatically increase your data allowance.  You will be notified by text when this is complete.


The survey can be completed here: 


With best wishes


Mrs Sam Meyer

Head of School

What to do if your child becomes unwell or develops symptoms of COVID-19

Letters from Torbay Director of Public Health

Letter from Public Health England 23 09 2020



We have received an update today (15/9/20) from Torbay Council regarding COVID-19 testing (see attached letter).

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:


  • A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you have noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms. If you have any of the above symptoms it is important that you get a test, this will help us stop the spread of the virus.


If you have symptoms:

  • You can book a test online ( or by ringing 119.
  • You must stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave home to have your test
  • Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result


Please ring 111 if you are concerned about your symptoms – please do not contact 111 to book a test as that service needs to be protected for people who are ringing about other medical and health issues


If you have tried to book a test either online or via 119 please can you complete an online referral form that is appropriate to your demographic:


Children under the age of 5: Urgent Referral Form - Under 5's

School aged Children (5-18): School Aged Children

NHS/Health/Care workers: NHS/Health/Care Professionals

All other individuals: Urgent Referral Form - Adults


We understand the public frustration regarding the availability of testing through the national testing system, however, please be aware that this is the route we will ask you to pursue.


On receipt of your form we will try to assist you with booking a test.


Due to the nature of the test and the virus, tests need to be taken between days 1 to 5 of symptoms developing therefore if you have been experiencing symptoms for over 5 days you will not be offered a test. You should continue to self-isolate as per the government guidelines.


If you are not showing symptoms of Covid-19 you are not eligible for a test.


We aim to respond to any queries within 24 hours of receipt however please bear with us as the team is very busy due to the sudden increase in demand.


Thank you


Covid-19 testing team


Torbay Council COVID-19 Educational Settings Flowchart