Dear Parents / Carers We have attached some information, which has been sent to schools via the Local Authority. The information gives some guidance on how to support the children at home when talking about the COVID19 virus. We are continuing to talk to the children in school about the importance of hygiene and hand washing more frequently. This is being monitored and checked by adults working alongside the children. Strict cleaning practices are also in place in our school. We are risk assessing school activities, and will minimize occasions for the children to gather in large groups. Only staff and essential visitors who are integral to the running of the school, will be admitted to the building from Monday 16th March. Our much valued volunteers have been contacted to advise them to refrain from coming into school. Breakfast and after school clubs will continue. We continue to follow guidance from Public Health England, which advises that pupils should not come to school if they have either of the following symptoms: - a high temperature - a new continuous cough Pupils who have symptoms should stay at home for seven days, self isolating. If pupils develop these symptoms during the school day, we will contact parents / carers to collect their child. It is important to note that we have not been given any indication that our school, or schools in the area, are due to close. We recognise that this situation is rapidly changing, so we are closely monitoring all guidance and are in regular communication with Public Health England and the Local Authority. We will continue to update you on changes as they happen. In the event of a future closure, we have plans in place to ensure that the children’s learning and well-being will continue to be our priority. Obviously, this is a worrying time for all of us and we will do our very best to advise and communicate with you as we receive updates and guidance in the coming days / weeks. Thank you for your support.
Yours faithfully Katy Burns, Head Teacher