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Latest Information on Covid Management and Support

Updated risk assessment for January 2022

following the changes to the Government guidance and plans for moving to “Living With Covid” COVID-19 Response: Living with COVID-19 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk), the Covid-19 risk assessment has been significantly altered.  However we also have a contingency plan for managing an outbreak in school should it be needed.

We have also included the latest guidance on 

  • Travel from abroad
  • what to do if you take a LFD or PCR test
  • When isolation ends if you test positive 
  • What adults should do if they have a household member who tests positive

Managing stresses in Covid 19

Useful information and contact numbers for support in the follow areas from can be found here

  • Early Help hubs
  • Food banks
  • Housing 
  • Universal Credit
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Support Services
  • Mental Health

Helpline for bereavement: Sue Ryder and St Gemmas hospice have set up a joint telephone helpline for anyone in Leeds with family members who are critically ill or who have died from Covid 19. More information can be found here

Free school meal applications:

To see if you are eligible for means tested free school meals and access to Pupil Premium support for disadvantaged families, look at the leeds.gov website here

More food help:

Healthy Start - during lockdown we know that many financial situations have changed. The Healthy Start scheme may be able to help. If on certain benefits, families, including pregnant women and children under 4 can get free milk, fruit and vegetables and vitamins with Healthy Start vouchers. They can apply on line at the following website https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/ . A change in the law means the form no longer needs to be signed by a health professional which should make the application process easier. One approved they will receive the vouchers through the post which can be exchanged a supermarkets and small retailers. 

Leeds City Council – support is available for Food which can be accessed by calling 0113 376 0330 and there is an additional COVID helpline number for none food related support which can be reached on 0113 378 1877.