Please use the anti-bacterial hand gel provided before entering the school building.
To support the delay of the spread of the virus, the Department for Health and Social Care has asked anyone who shows certain symptoms to stay at home for 14 days, regardless of whether they have travelled to affected areas. This means people should stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for 14 days from the point of displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection.
The symptoms are:
• A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
• A new, continuous cough
You do not need to call NHS 111 to stay at home. If your symptoms worsen during your stay at home period or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk
If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111; for a medical emergency dial 999.
Current advice remains in place: no education or children’s social care setting should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.
The Chief Medical Officer has advised that the impact of closing schools on both children’s education and on the workforce will be substantial, but the benefit to public health may not be. Decisions on future advice to schools will be taken based on the latest and best scientific evidence, which at this stage suggests children are a lower risk group.
The updated guidance can be found here:
As the Coronavirus spreads, more schools may close and pupils’ learning may be disrupted.
Packs for children will be available from Friday 19th March . Children in school will take them home and others will need collecting. If you are self isolating please do not try to come in until your 14 day isolation is over. Let us know and we can arrange to deliver them.
We are still awaiting guidance over who key workers will be and which children are classed as vulnerable. As soon as I have an update I will inform all parents.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
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