Update COVID19 Letter to parents
Update re: Coronavirus
With the rapidly changing advice regarding Coronavirus, I write to prepare you for any changes the school may have to consider in the coming days and weeks.
The Government advice given yesterday was largely expected and included a greater emphasis on self-isolation and social distancing. As we wrote in previous letters, essentially, we have been directed to send home any child or adult with a fever or persistent cough. If this should happen, the advice is that self-isolation should follow alongside all family members living with the child/adult for a period of fourteen days. This will obviously affect children, parents and staff and therefore will impact on the day-to-day running of the school.
Measures that are being put into place from today include asking all adults to stay out of the school building as much as possible and not congregate at the entrance when dropping off or collecting. I am requesting that parents/carers encourage their children to come into school on their own or do be dropped off at the front door where one of the teachers / staff will be on hand to reassure them.
Pick up will remain unchanged.
All praise assemblies, swimming and sporting events will be cancelled until further notice.
Diary dates for the upcoming term will be postponed.
Please use the school office email or phone number to communicate with us, rather than coming into school unless you absolutely need to. Should you not get a quick response, please understand that it will be because we are busy supporting children and/or staff. I know this sounds very anti-social but these are hopefully short-term measures that will enable us to stay fit for work and school, for as long as possible.
Thank you to everyone for your continued support during these times, it is hugely appreciated. Whatever challenges we may face in the upcoming days and weeks, I feel confident that we will meet these together.
Below is the link which updates regularly by the government and is the guidance we follow.
Chair of Governors