CORONAVIRUS

Team Westfield have worked extremely hard to get everything ready to welcome our children back to school. It is still very important that you and your children are keeping to the latest social distancing rules, please stay safe and contact us if you have any questions.

HOME LEARNING

School has provided each child with a home learning pack. please visit your class page to find more ideas on how to keep you child entertained at home whilst continuing on their learning journey. These will be updated regularly. Your child will be accessing their Learning through Tapestry if they are in EYFS or if they are in Years 1-6 SeeSaw. 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

KEY INFORMATION 

Westfield Helpline 01900 379395

Coronavirus Test 119

StarLine Helpline (home learning)  0330 3139162

SEND Helpline 0333 0150816 (10am-12pm Mon-Fri)

NHS 111 Online service

Stay at Home Advice

Cumbria County Council Advise

Government Advice

Financial Advice for Parents

SCHOOL APP 

We now have an app, where you can check the school calendar, read newsletters, view photographs and receive notifications directly to your phone. The app is called School Jotter, you can search for it on the Apple App Store, or Google Play for android users. Alternatively click the links below.

Latest Newsletters

  • 18 Jun 2021
    COVID-19: Those aged 12-30 asked to get tested

    Cumbria County Council and NHS Test and Trace are asking every person living and working in Cumbria between the ages of 12 and 30 to get a PCR test for COVID-19, even if they do not have symptoms.
    COVID-19 infections have risen sharply over recent weeks – particularly among younger age groups.

    Tests will be conducted using PCR test kits, not the rapid result Lateral Flow Device tests that are used for regular weekly testing.

    People not at school can attend any of Cumbria’s testing sites between 8am and 8pm from 19 June 2021. You do not need to book your test, simply walk-in and you will be tested.
    Parents/carers will be informed of testing arrangements for school age children by their child’s school.
    If you cannot attend a test site you can get a test kit delivered to your home via https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test. Choose the “I have been advised to get a test by local Public Health officials” option.
    Test site locations:
    Carlisle RTS, Carlisle Lake District Airport, Irvington, Carlisle, CA6 4NW
    Carlisle Cecil Street LTS, Cecil Street Car Park, Carlisle, CA1 1NX
    Penrith Sandgate Car Park LTS, Penrith Sandgate Car Park, 32 Albert Street, Penrith, CA11 7XA
    West Cumbria Allerdale House LTS, Allerdale House Overflow Car Park, Workington, CA14 9SA
    Barrow-in-Furness Town Hall LTS, Barrow Town Hall Courtyard, Cornwallis Street, Barrow, LA14 2LG
    Copeland Castle Meadows LTS, Castle Meadows Car Park, Whitehaven, CA28 7RG
    Kendal County Hall LTS, Kendal County Hall Car Park, Busher Walk, Kendal, LA9 4RQ
    If you test positive, develop any symptoms, or are contact traced following contact with someone who tests positive, you should self-isolate immediately.

    Why this is happening
    Infections have risen from 35 cases per week at the end of May to 250 per week now, and concerns have grown that many Cumbrians remain vulnerable to the virus.

    Nearly 150,000 Cumbrians have not been vaccinated yet and around 85,000 people have so far only received one dose of the vaccine. People who have only had one dose have significantly less protection from the new Delta variant of the virus which is now circulating.

    Visit cumbria.gov.uk/stopthespread

    Cumbria’s Director of Public Health, Colin Cox, said:
    “Infections are spiking in Cumbria and while they are still lower than our neighbouring counties, without action we can expect many more people to become ill.

    “Infections are rising fastest among young people. That’s why it is critical everyone aged 12-30 in Cumbria take a PCR test this week – regardless of whether they have symptoms or not.

    “Getting as many people tested as possible will help us find those people are infectious but don’t know it, this is an important way we can slow the spread.

    “I know it’s an inconvenience to do this, but it’s a simple process and as we’ve seen this week with the Prime Minister’s announcement, if we don’t get the virus back under control we can expect restrictions to remain in place which is something none of us want.”

    All adults in England invited to book vaccines from today
    Anyone aged 18 and over or those turning 18 before 1 July 2021 can now book an appointment to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

    If you have any staff in this age group, please remind them to book their vaccines.

    It's also being offered to:
    people at high risk from COVID-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable)
    people who live or work in care homes
    health and social care workers
    people with a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
    people with a learning disability
    people who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19.
    The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. It not only provides the best protection against becoming seriously ill if you catch coronavirus, but also cuts household transmission of the virus by up to 50%. So, it's essential everyone accepts their jab when it's offered to them.

    You do not need to wait to be contacted by the NHS, you can book your vaccination appointments via the National Booking Service online or by calling 119 free of charge.

  • 17 Jun 2021
    Letter and COVID-19 Guide for parents/carers

    Cumbria County Council has produced a letter for us to circulate to parents/carers as well as advice on testing and isolating. These documents provide an update to parents on the current situation in education settings and what they can do to reduce the spread of the virus.

  • 28 May 2021
    Updated Guidance

    Please see attached important guidance regarding close contacts of positive cases.

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