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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

This is affecting us all at work and at home. We’re working hard to keep services running and will focus our efforts on the most critical elements. In doing so disruption to many services is likely.

Read our latest update

Coventry Extended Learning Centre and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

During the period of school closures, due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) restrictions, staff at Coventry Extended Learning Centre can still be contacted by phone or email as follows:

We will continue to keep students, parents and carers updated via this page.

Free School Meals

Free School Meal vouchers have been issued to those who are entitled. Please check your email.

Update 8 April 2020 - Due to the high demand for FSM vouchers, Edenred (the provider) have given us an update. We hope that the voucher codes will be available today and these will either be sent directly by Edenred or by us depending on whether the parent / carer has given permission for their email address to be given to Edenred.  The codes issued this week will be for this week and next week.

Everyone who we have an email address for was sent the Government advice with the email of the first code.

Update 9 April 2020 - there is a delay with the vouchers / codes being issued which unfortunately is out of our control.  Edenred have advised “A number of schools have been in touch regarding non-receipt of an eCode. Edenred have instigated a re-send of 100% of all eCodes with a ‘Fulfilled’ status. This exercise will be completed by the end of today."

2020 GCSE Exams

Please refer to our exams information and updates from Ofqual, the exams regulator.

Welfare and support

Message from The School Nursing Service:

We are still operating and are available for support should students and families need it.  The main ways of accessing the services currently are:

  • 11-18 Teen chat health texting number: 07507 331949
  • Parent text advice line: 07507 329114
  • Both are operational Monday- Friday 9am-5pm
  • Parents can also still contact us on the office number: 024 7518 9190

Find more information about the services offered by the Family Health and Lifestyle Services.

Support  from HM Government - supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Online Safety

Over the next few weeks children may be spending an increasing amount of time online and it is therefore important that they know how to keep themselves safe online.

To support this will be sharing a series of age appropriate worksheets for parents to complete with children at home.

Parents and carers may choose to supplement the CELC posted work packs and online offer with support from online companies and in some cases individual tutors. Please ensure that any online support is from a reputable organisation/individual who can provide evidence that they are safe and can be trusted to have access to children.

Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:

Closure of Centre

Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers.

We have notified all parents and carers if they are classified as a critical worker or their child is classed as vulnerable, and thus a school place is on offer for those who absolutely need to attend.  Please note that, as per government guidance, ‘if children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. That is why the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.’

Please be aware that, should no students arrive on site by 11am, staff will be dismissed to work from home in order to comply with lockdown protocols regarding social distancing.

Government guidance on reducing the spread of COVID-19

The key message for all of us is that by strictly following the below, we can reduce the spread of infection, serious illness and deaths:

  • Stay at home, except for certain essential activities (shopping for necessities, such as food or medicine), one form of exercise per day, any medical need, or providing care to a vulnerable person, travel to and from work (but only when this is essential). See guidance with some FAQs, and additional guidance regarding travel. If you are going out for essential purposes stay at least 2m away from anyone else. This requirement is even more critical for people with long term conditions, pregnant women and people over the age of 70.
  • Support people who are extremely vulnerable to follow the new guidance to protect them from infection. Advice includes an easy read guide and translated advice.
  • Self-isolate with those in your household if you develop COVID-19 symptoms (however mild). It is critical that you also access medical help you need for other reasons also, when you need it - by phoning your GP, or 999 in an emergency. The NHS has some general advice.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water and clean surfaces that are regularly touched with detergents and chlorine-based disinfectants (1000 ppm chlorine).
  • Check in on friends/neighbours/family who may be more vulnerable - stay in touch by phone or other digital media. Make sure they are able to keep in touch, and can access help if they need it.

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