Livability update – Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Update: 5th June 2020
Victoria School is delighted to announce that we are re-opening to some low risk students from Monday 8 June, 2020.
We have everything carefully planned and risk-assessed and our Governors have described our plans as “exemplary”.
The Teams are excited to be seeing those children who are returning and we will continue to remotely support those who are considered safer at home for now.
We look forward to seeing everyone again as soon as possible.
Latest update 20 May 2020
Victoria School will be re-opening its doors to staff for essential training in Infection Prevention & Control and The Recovery Curriculum model from Monday 1 June, 2020. From Monday 8 June, it will be then be opening to a reduced number of students whose parents want them to return and that we have deemed safe to return through thorough risk assessments. This will be delivered on a three weekly team rota basis and students will be placed in age and peer appropriate groupings. We will continue to offer our high level of service to those students remaining at home through our remote learning and therapeutic offer.
We will continue to update the website with any changes. If you have question please call us on 01202 763697 or email us here.
Update: 19 March 2020
Today we have taken the decision to close Victoria Education Centre to all our students with effect from Monday 23 March 2020, until further notice. This is to safeguard all the children in our care and reduce their risk of exposure to Covid-19.
We are continuing to support all our families via telephone and email contact from our Teaching, Therapy and Nursing Teams. We hope to be able to extend this support to our wider community and continue to work closely and explore how we can help with Local Authorities and Voluntary Organisations. Please keep your eye on the website for any further updates. Thank you for your continued support. Have a question? contact us here
Update: 18 March 2020
We are currently considering the latest Government announcement made on Tuesday, 18 March. This is extremely uncharted territory for us, and we are following guidelines closely. Families and carers will be communicated to with an update as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support.
Update: 16 March 2020
Livability have emergency plans in place to deal with and address the COVID-19 Delay phrase announced by the UK Government on 12 March 2020. We are complying with the guidelines that have been issued by the Government in the provision of all of our services. Should parents or carers want any information they should not hesitate to make contact through the channels they would normally use. If a confirmed case occurs in any of our service settings, parents and carers will be contacted directly.
Further updates from the UK, Northern Ireland and Wales Governments:
- UK Government guidance can be found on the gov.uk website by clicking here.
- Wales Government guidance can be found on the gov.wales website by clicking here.
- Northern Ireland Government guidance can be found on hseni.gov.uk website by clicking here.
The UK Department for Education also has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
- Phone: 0800 046 8687
- Email: DfE.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)