Coronavirus

The school will update this page with the latest information. Please check this on a frequent basis for the latest news.

Wednesday, 1st April 2020

The DfE has updated its advice for parents.  Please see the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Sunday, 15th March 2020@

  • Share Our Learning (Mon, 16th March) cancelled as a precautionary measure.
  • Parents' Evening Arrangements currently being reviewed - parents will be contacted on Monday, 16th March. 

 

Update 13th March 2020

 Dear Parents, 

School continues to operate as usual following the latest government advice for staff and pupils. 

If your child has a high temperature (above 37.8*C) and/or a new continuous cough, please keep them at home for seven days from the start of the symptoms. 

If we see symptoms in school we will contact parents to arrange for the child to be collected from school. 

As of yet, there is no reason for a child to self-isolate if a family member is showing symptoms.  However, if there has been a positive COVID-19 test in the household, the child should stay at home. 

In school, we have additional hand washing and hand sanitisation in place.

It is probable that sporting fixtures between now and Easter will be cancelled.  If your child is expecting to participate in one of our competitions or matches, please watch out for our text messages.  

Thank you for your support.  I will contact you again with further information as it becomes available.  Information can also be found on our school website via a link on the homepage. 

Best wishes,

Suzanne Thomas

Headteacher

 

 

10.03.2020

Government Coronavirus action plan

The Coronavirus action plan was launched last week.  This document sets out what the UK as a whole has done to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to do next.

The action plan can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan

 
Coronavirus: DfE Advice for Schools, Parents & Carers

The following advice has been forwarded to The Department for Education by Public Health England:

We are continuing to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Public Health England advises that the risk to individuals in the UK remains low.

The Department for Education Coronavirus Advice Line can be contacted on 0800 046 8687 

This advice line is open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday

General Advice

Encouraging good hygiene

As always, if you have symptoms of a cold or flu, then there are measures you can take to stop germs:

·always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
·wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel 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.

Advice for those who have travelled recently

The Chief Medical Advisor for England, Chris Whitty has updated advice for travellers returning to the UK from specific areas affected by COVID-19, which you can find at:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

If you have returned from the following specific areas since 19th February, you should call NHS 111 and stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if you do not have symptoms:

  • Iran
  • Specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy (see link to maps below)
  • Special care zones in South Korea (see link to maps below)
  • Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days – see link to maps below)

If you have returned from the following areas since 19 February and develop symptoms, however mild, you should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS 111:

  • Northern Italy (defined by a line above, and not including, Pisa, Florence and Rimini – see link to maps below)
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar

If you have a cough, or fever or shortness of breath and have visited any of the following areas in the last 14 days, stay indoors and call NHS 111 informing them of your recent travel:

  • China, apart from Hubei province (see link to maps below)
  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea, apart from special care zones (see link to maps below)
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Macau

Maps showing affected regions of China, Republic of Korea and Italy

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas

Advice for those who have travelled recently in a group, such as a school trip

There is no need to manage returning groups any differently. Pupils, students and staff returning from trips to the countries specified above should follow the same advice.

Public Health England blog:
https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/

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