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Covid - 19

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Message from The Local Authority Public Health Team and Sheffield Children’s Hospital

12 -15 Covid Vaccinations – Bookable appointments and Drop-in Clinics  

Some children may have missed their opportunity to have a Covid vaccination in school.  There is now additional support to make sure that all those who missed out can now take up the opportunity of a Covid vaccine. 

 

Book an appointment 

Slots are released weekly which you can book on the National Booking Service for Sheffield NHS Vaccination Centre. Please be patient and keep trying. www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/ 

Children can also pop along, without an appointment, to one of our drop in clinics below, during December. 

(If you would prefer to make an appointment, or discuss anything with the team please call  

0114 3053230 or email our team on scn-tr.sheffielddutysn.vacandimm@nhs.net

  • Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Out Patients Department – S10 2TH  7th December & 13th December - 5:30- 8:00pm 
  • Sharrow Community Forum, S7 1DB 9th December & 15th December - 4:00-8:00pm  

  

If your child has tested positive for COVID-19 they need to wait 12 weeks before they can have a COVID 19 vaccine. (This guidance changed, following JVCI recommendation, on 15th November 2021)  

Pupils are encouraged to test over Christmas in accordance with current public health advice 

Pupils may wish to take a rapid lateral flow test in situations where they are more likely to catch or spread COVID-19. This includes spending time in crowded and enclosed spaces, or before visiting people who are at higher risk of severe illness if they catch COVID-19. 

 

Sheffield Council Free food vouchers for the Christmas holiday 

Sheffield City Council will issue a £50 food voucher via Edenred to help over the Christmas holiday. The vouchers will be issued to: 

  • Families who claim income based Free School Meals 
  • Families who get income assessed Early Years Support (2-4 Year Olds) 
  • Young people leaving their care setting (Care Leavers) 

Voucher letters will be issued w/c Monday 6th December with a website link and instructions on how to download the voucher.

Any child/young person that becomes eligible for a food voucher between 26th November – 19th December will be sent a voucher letter over the Christmas holiday period. 

Please note codes need to be activated within 3 months and will then be valid for 12 months. 

 

Where can families get further help? 

  • The FSM Voucher helpline will be available on 0114 2734567, option 4, option 3, and can offer help to parents experiencing difficulties with

            their e-Codes or with general FSM enquiries.  

  • Parents/carers can also contact Edenred directly with an enquiry about an eCode or voucher

            at freeschoolmealsparentscarers@edenred.com or telephone 0333 400 5932 

 

Please click here for the latest information from our Tapton Trust website:

 https://www.taptontrust.org.uk/page/?title=Covid%2D19&pid=516 

Positive Cases of COVID-19 within Tapton School

As a school we follow guidance from Public Health England when dealing with positive cases of COVID-19 within our community. All students were invited to take a lateral flow test in school at the start of term and we encourage all students to take part in regular home testing, reporting their results to school and the NHS.

Please find below an overview of recent positive cases in school. All of which are isolating following NHS guidance.

Week commencing 29th November:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

3

1

4

0

2

1

1

Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

For everyone else the school remains open and your child should continue to attend if they remain well. ​