Asthma UK published the following shielding advice yesterday:
If you are, or your child is, taking:
- Any biologic therapy, also called a mAb (Xolair/omalizumab, Nucala/mepolizumab, Cinqaero/reslizumab, Fasenra/benralizumab)
- Steroid tablets or liquid every day
- Antibiotic tablets or liquid for asthma every week (e.g. azithromycin)
- A combination inhaler that also contains a long-acting bronchodilator (e.g. Seretide, Fostair, Symbicort) at a high daily steroid dose (see the list …..in the article)
- An inhaler with a high daily steroid dose (see the list….in the article) AND you are taking Montelukast
- You have been admitted to hospital for your asthma in the last 12 months
- You have ever been admitted to an intensive care unit for your asthma
Then you should follow the shielding advice which is set out in very helpful detail, including how to register for extra services from the government.
The DfE has warned that fraudsters are targeting parents of children eligible for free school meals. Families have received an email requesting their bank details, claiming this will enable their children to continue receiving meals through school closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic. DfE issued a notice, urging parents to delete the scam email immediately.
Does your child usually receive a free school meal?
During these difficult times, Shaw Education Trust will be providing parents/carers with a £20 food voucher per week for any students that are eligible for free school meals and who are not currently in attendance at one of our schools or school hubs.
We have identified those who are eligible and will distribute the vouchers on a weekly basis via email, starting Friday 27th March.
Following feedback from school staff, the shops chosen to participate are ASDA and Tesco. Please note that the vouchers will only be valid for use in these stores.
For more information, please contact the school directly or visit: www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance