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Coronavirus Updates for Schools

Update 16th March 2020

Updated Government advice is for children who have a temperature or persistent cough to remain at home for 14 days. All household members must also remain at home for 14 days.
Further information can be found:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection#ending-isolation

Where a pupil is in self-isolation, in accordance with latest information and advice, the pupil will be recorded as unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances and be authorised.

We are continuing to take every opportunity to remind the children about good personal hygiene and we are supervising the children washing their hands at various key points during the school day.

Your child's education is important and we want to ensure that packs of work/activities/links to websites are given to your child to complete if they are required to stay at home. Please can all parents let the class teacher or office know if your child can access the internet on a tablet or PC.


Thank you for your co-operation.

Update: 12th March 2020

Following the latest Government advice, please do not send your child/children into school if they have a temperature or persistent cough.

Children should remain at home for 7 days.

We also request that if you (parents/carers) have a cough or high temperature that you do not come to school to drop off or pick up your child. You must remain at home for 7 days.

We will continue, at school, with our rigorous daily cleaning and regular hand washing.

We appreciate that these new measures may cause some inconvenience to parents, but during these uncertain times wehave to follow government advice, safeguard children and staff and do everything we can to contain this disease.
Further information can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection


Thank you for your co-operation.

Please see below Government Issued advice with regards Coronavirus on 28 Feb 2020.

The  advice given by the Department of Education in association with Public Health England  has been drawn up to assist schools and other educational settings in providing advice for pupils, students, staff and parents or carers.
 

The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.

There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • washing your hands often - with soap and water, or use sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport
  • covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
  • people who feel unwell should stay at home and should not attend work or any education or childcare setting
  • pupils, students, staff and visitors should wash their hands:
    • before leaving home
    • on arrival at school
    • after using the toilet
    • after breaks and sporting activities
    • before food preparation
    • before eating any food, including snacks
    • before leaving school
  • use hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surface.

 

If you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment

 

Full information and guidance can be found on the Government website by reading the ‘Guidance - COVID-19: guidance for educational settings’ see link below

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

 

Furthermore, please be advised that persons travelling from the countries/areas that have been affected  are to follow the advice noted under Category 1 or Category 2.

Category 1: Travellers should immediately self-isolate, even if asymptomatic, and call NHS 111 to inform of recent travel.

Category 2: Travellers do not need to undertake any special measures, but if they develop symptoms they should self-isolate and call NHS 111.

 

Full guidance and advice on these categories and maps of the areas that have been affected can be found by following the link below to the information provided by Public Health England 'Guidance COVID-19: Specified countries and areas with implications for returning travellers or visitors arriving in the UK'

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for-returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk

 

If you have travelled to or know of students that have visited these areas or you have any concerns please contact the Headteacher and they will endeavour to provide advice if necessary.


In addition to this information all parents and staff should read the NHS Information Sheet regarding Coronavirus by clicking the link below:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus in China, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms can be found in 'Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice' published by Gov.UK please link on the link below to view:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

 

 

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