I am sure that you will have been keeping unto date with the news and the implications for your children and family. As a school we are continuing to follow government and health advice. Due to the latest information from the daily update on Coronavirus we will follow the guidance that:
……if one person in any household starts to display symptoms, everyone living there must stay at home for 14 days.
Boris Johnson said the 14-day stay at home advice means people should, if possible, avoid leaving the house “even to buy food or essentials”.
You are therefore now asked to keep children off school and stay at home for 14 days from the start of the following symptoms (which they or another member of the household has):
a new, persistent cough and/or high temperature higher than 37.8
If your child is going to be absent then PLEASE still contact us so that we can record your decision. Please let us know whether someone in the house has displayed symptoms so that we can record the absence correctly for your child. There may be other circumstances currently which will be impacting some children coming to school, including advice based on their medical needs.
We understand that this is a difficult time for us all and that the guidance is changing on a nearly daily basis. We will continue to update you with any information we are given in relation to school closures and new advice. We hope you all keep safe.
In the event of school closure, we will be offering work to all children to support them whilst they can’t be in school. Some of this will be paper or topic based, and some will be available via online links. We will post information on the school website once any school closure has started, along with any work sent home with those in school at the point of closure.
If you need further advice you can find help on the NHS 111 website which has a self assessment tool.
DfE also have a 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
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Latest government advice