Warning over confirmed South Liverpool COVID-19 cases

An increase in confirmed cases of young people with coronavirus in south Liverpool has led public health officials to warn that the illness can infect anyone, regardless of age.

There have been around 30 cases in the area over the last fortnight, with half of them in people aged 15-24.  The places affected include Belle Vale, Childwall, Woolton, Knotty Ash, Allerton and Hunts Cross. There have also been a number of cases in Halewood.

Matt Ashton, Liverpool’s Director of Public Health, said: “Everyone is at risk of COVID-19, but we know that there is a perception among younger people that they are less at risk.

“The easing of the lockdown means this is a really dangerous moment for case numbers,and we need people not to let their guard down and throw away all of the sacrifices we have made since March.

“We owe it to each other to take precautions and look after each other, regardless of their age.

“This is not just about your own individual risk, but the chances of you passing it on to your own family and friends, some of which may be in vulnerable groups and could become seriously ill.

“So we need everyone to follow the rules, such as avoiding crowds of people and social gatherings, following social distancing guidelines, and using face coverings on public transport and in supermarkets.

“Regardless of where you live, if you do develop symptoms, please make sure you isolate, book a test through the NHS website, and then if it is positive we can use contact tracing to help find other that may be at risk.

“If everyone follows the guidance we can help control the virus and minimise the impact on ourselves and our loved ones.”

Dr Sarah McNulty, Director of Public Health in Knowsley, added: “I can’t stress enough how important it is to stay at home if you develop symptoms and get tested, particularly with lockdown measures easing and pubs and bars now reopening.

“It is so important that social distancing is part of your everyday life – you don’t know who has it and who could be spreading it, but if you’re within 2 metres of them for more than 15 minutes and they test positive, you will have to self-isolate for 14 days.”

Mobile testing centres will be in the area over the next week or so, carrying out swab tests on people with symptoms who have pre-booked via the NHS website.

Woolton: Saturday 11 July and Sunday 12 July
Wavertree: Monday 13 July to Wednesday 15 July
Halewood: Tuesday 14 July to Friday 17 July, and Friday 24 July to Sunday 26 July.

Booking a test can only be done through the NHS website here and full instructions and the location are sent with the confirmation – you cannot just turn up without an appointment.

More information about COVID-19 symptoms and guidance can be found on the NHS website at https://www.nhs.uk/

Message for Parents and Carers July 2020

Childwall Abbey School is currently open and providing childcare for highly vulnerable and critical workers children from KS 3, 4 and 5, clustered in three bubbles.

We are now planning to re-open to all students in September, based on a detailed risk assessment for the whole school and individual risk assessments for all pupils, following current government guidelines. When we have more details, these will be shared with parents and carers.

Parents/carers of children who have been advised to shield or who have other medical advice which means they cannot attend school are asked to inform school of this in writing, as soon as possible, via the school email address.

Year 10 students will be experiencing face to face sessions with C.A.S. staff next week. New starters for September ’20 are currently receiving virtual transition support.

Summer fun packs will be delivered to all C.A.S. students up to Year 10 during the last week of term and Sixth-form students will also receive a treat!

Please find a link to the latest Department for Education advice here.

School leavers

Amazingly, we have arrived at the time of year when we say a fond farewell to all our Year 11 pupils and our Sixth-form leavers. This term has been a very strange one and we have already been apart for quite a long time. This does not mean that we have forgotten you. To those who are leaving Childwall Abbey School to move on to college or work, we say a hearty WELL DONE! Now is your time to shine so GO FOR IT! To those who will be returning to join us as Sixth-form students, we say enjoy the summer and we’ll see you soon for exciting and challenging new opportunities.

We are already so proud of you and we will make sure that we meet again at our Awards Assembly once your exam certificates arrive, later in the Autumn Term. Watch the post over the next few days – a little something is coming your way from Mrs Piercy and all the staff at C.A.S. to say well done, good luck and lots of love to you all.

Welcome back…

We hope that all the members of our school community had a happy, peaceful and sunny half-term and that everyone managed a little time outdoors.  Thank you to those folks who kindly sent their good wishes to staff.  From today there will be lots more fun activity ideas appearing on our work page and Twitter.  Look out for things you would like to do and feel free to share pics of your achievements if parents and carers are happy that it is safe for you to do this.  Always ask them first! (Parents/carers please check out the online safety advice further down this page and on our Parents/Carers Online Safety section)  Staff will be resuming well-being calls to families from today.

For the foreseeable future, there will be no change to arrangements for working from home, staying safe and well. When the situation is safe and plans do begin to change, parents and carers will hear directly from school.

Please remember to:

15/05/2020 Update – Important Information for Parents/Carers

The situation at Childwall Abbey School, due to COVID-19 social distancing, remains as it has been throughout April and May.  If the situation changes in anyway, parents will be contacted directly by school, not the local authority.  There are currently no plans to bring any additional groups or individual pupils into school.

Please see the link below, to read a letter from Steve Reddy, director of children’s services.

Letter to parents/carers from Steve Reddy

Half-term

Lots of praise goes out from staff at CAS to all our students who have been working hard on the work packs we delivered and trying out some of the many work and fun activity ideas on our website and Twitter at home. We are getting so many likes and lovely comments. Well done to our students and thank you to their families! It’s especially fun to see your work and photos when you send them to us.

For the foreseeable future, there will be no change to arrangements for working from home, staying safe and well. When the situation is safe and plans do begin to change, parents and carers will hear directly from school.

Please remember to:

Make sure you look out for some extra wellness information and links for over the holiday on our Homework and Activities section of the website Students Page and on our Twitter. New activities and work will be posted from 1/6/20.

Stay safe and well and enjoy a peaceful holiday.

Update

As you will be aware, the social distancing measures put in place by the UK Government, to manage the Covid-19 emergency, are continuing for the foreseeable future. Everyone who is able to do so is required to:

Staff regularly update the school Twitter feed and the Students Page of the website with a wide variety of ideas for work and other fun activities. We have been thrilled to receive tweets of some of the work and activities our pupils have been enjoying and lots of likes! Please make sure you keep checking in, to see what’s been updated. New work packs are being delivered to pupils’ homes, by staff, on a year by year basis and welfare calls are continuing. The work is optional but is a positive way to use your time. Packs include some mindfulness activities which you may find interesting and helpful.

Parents and carers should ensure they read advice from CEOPS regarding E-Safety, at a time when we are all online so much more than usual. Please also look out for update texts from school. We will keep you informed as and when we learn of any new initiatives.

Thank you for your help and support. Stay safe and well in these challenging times.

Coronavirus Update: 27/03/2020

[URGENT] We would like to raise awareness that criminals are using the coronavirus outbreak to send sending phishing that try to trick users into clicking on a bad link.  If clicked, these links could lead to malware infection and loss of data like passwords.  The scams may claim to have a ‘cure’ for the virus, offer a financial reward, or be encouraging you to donate. If you receive suspicious-looking emails please avoid the temptation to click these links as doing so may infect your device with malware.  Also, use caution when viewing websites offering the ability to track coronavirus cases on a ‘live map’ as many are fake.  The GOV.UK website offers a live tracking feature, if you wish to view this information.