I am writing to inform you of the current situation in school with regard to the coronavirus. At yesterday’s briefing, the Prime Minister announced new measures and advice to the general public in relation to Covid-19. The following advice supersedes all previous advice given:
If your child is well they should attend school.
However, if they present with any symptoms:
A high temperature and/or
A new continuous cough
then they should remain at home in isolation for 14 days.
In addition, anyone in the same household should also self-isolate for 14 days regardless of whether they have symptoms themselves.
Moreover, any child who presents these symptoms at school will be isolated and parents will be called immediately.
Also, it is advised to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel. Therefore, most additional events that were planned for the rest of the spring term have been cancelled or postponed. These include:
- Y1 Class Assembly (Friday 20th)
- KS2 Cross Country (Friday 20th)
- PTA Disco (Friday 20th)
- Y5 First Access concert (Monday 23rd)
- Y1 trip to Warrington Museum (Tuesday 24th)
- Easter Celebration (Thursday 2nd April)
In school we have made the following precautions:
- Children are supervised washing their hands regularly throughout the day;
- Teaching children how to wash their hands thoroughly;
- Posters to remind children and staff to wash their hands regularly;
- Tissues are available in each class;
- Additional cleaning on touch spots;
- No whole school worship in the school hall;
- Minimising any contact activities within lessons;
- Limiting visitors into school.
Music lessons and extracurricular clubs are continuing at the moment.
We are asked to remind all families of the Public Health England advice to:
- wash your hands with soap and water often –for at least 20 seconds;
- always wash your hands when you get home or into work;
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available;
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze;
- put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards;
- try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell;
- not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean;
- frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched regularly, using your standard cleaning products.
We are making preparations to enable learning to continue for those families that are isolated from school. Resources will be made available shortly on our school website.
I appreciate that this is a difficult and worrying time for us all and I am sure we will all work together to keep one another safe. As a school we will continue to act on the daily advice of the Department for Education and Public Health England. Currently the advice continues to state that school should be open for business as usual and pupils who are well should still attend school.
Please can I ask that you check there are 3 up to date emergency contact numbers on SIMS Lite.
Thank you for your continued support.