COVID -19

23rd March 2020

Updated 23/3/20

Latest advice can be found by clicking here;

Information for parents and carers

 

18/3/20

The Government’s advice remains that childcare settings should stay open unless advised otherwise by Public Health England

 

17/3/20

Please see latest advice from NHS 111 online;

 

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

Updated advice from NHS;

How long to stay at home

  • if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
  • if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

Read our advice about staying at home.

 

Please be assured school are following PHE official advice and any queries about your child/self please refer to 111 online in the first instance. Please click on the following link;

 

https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

 

Please inform school if your child is self-isolating, if they are ill please continue to follow the normal steps (phone by 9:30am), if you are keeping your child off school although they are not ill and are presenting no symptoms of coronavirus please be aware these absences will be unauthorised at present.

 

 16/3/20

Following a notification from a parent in our school that their child is displaying symptoms of Coronavirus - I contacted Public Health England last night and was advised school should remain open. Children/adults should only self isolate if a temperature or a new, continuous cough appears.     

Please be assured we are following PHE official advice and any queries about your child/self please refer to 111 online in the first instance.  

In order to keep the children as safe as possible and the school as free from germs as we can; we have decided to cancel the following events until after Easter;

  • Celebration assembly (we will continue to hold this in school for the children)
  • Story & Song
  • Achievement assemblies (this will either go ahead with the children only or be rearranged - I will review nearer the time)

The following events will be postponed to a future date:

  • Easter reflection (Easter reflection club will still go ahead each week apart from Wednesday 25th March which is cancelled)
  • Easter family bingo

We are also going to ask that from Monday (16th March) ALL RECEPTION children enter school by lining up in the main yard at 8:55am and one of EYFS staff will meet them and bring them into school.  The children are very familiar with this arrangement as it happens at the end of every lunchtime.  We normally introduce this after the May half term, but we are bringing this measure forward as another way to reduce the spread of germs.

We hope you understand our reasons for these measures and value your support.

Yours Sincerely

 

C McGregor

 

Mrs McGregor

Head teacher