Following the government’s COBRA meeting yesterday the current advice is schools should remain open. If you would like to understand the detail behind this decision please watch the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0chs7bVQ8Y.
The advice from the Government is if you have a continuous cough, high temperature (37.8 or higher) and/or flu like symptoms you must self-isolate for a minimum of 7 days.
If any child in School, develops a temperature, displays a persistent hacking cough and/or is displaying flu like symptoms we will ring the parent/carer and ask for the child to be collected from school. If you’ve recently changed your contact details, please inform the school office as soon as possible. Come and collect your child straight away, if we ask you to (we’ll contact you if they become ill with either a temperature or a new, continuous cough).
If your child(ren) are well, they should be coming in to school. If you are in doubt look on the NHS 111 website for advice or ring 111. If you are concerned that another person living in your household has suspected Coronavirus use the NHS 111 online if at all possible before calling 111.
Any member of staff reporting flu like symptoms, a temperature and/or a persistent cough will also be self-isolating for a minimum of 7 days. This could put the school teaching teams under considerable strain as we try to cover all lessons and pupil support actions. Please bear with us, should his happen.
As a school, we will provide homework and learning packs/online learning for your children should we have to close in the coming weeks.
Talk to your children about the coronavirus. It’s a scary time and we should make sure children feel supported. BBC Newsround has regular updates for younger children and YoungMinds has practical steps older children can take to help with anxiety
I would like to thank you all in advance for being so supportive and understanding over this.
Mr C Laker
Head of School