Please see below for the letter that was sent home, please click here for a translated version of the Government’s advice as of 13th March 2020. Once you click the link please click the relevant language.
Friday 3rd March
Dear Parents and Carers,
I know that this is a worrying time for you all. In my last email, I outlined what measures we have put in place to delay the spread of the virus. These include lessons on hand-washing, ensuring children wash their hands frequently, using hand sanitizer and ensuring it is available in all classrooms and the lunch hall. Our teachers have been reassuring the children and teaching them good hygiene habits. We have also been ensuring extra cleaning has taken place.
Following on from the government update released yesterday, I am requesting that if any of your children have any flu-like symptoms, however mild, including a persistent cough or a temperature, you are to keep them at home for 7 days and follow the government’s guidance on self-isolation: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
At some point in the next few weeks the government may update their advice and this could include the enforced closure of schools for which we are prepared. Currently we are adhering to the government’s directive which states that schools should not close unless specifically advised to do so by Public Health England.
From Monday, we will be cancelling school trips until further notice. We will also not be holding year or phase group assemblies. Unfortunately, we will also need to postpone our cafe events and sharing assemblies. We will do our best to reschedule these but will of course be following government advice.
I hope this goes a little way to reassuring you that we are doing everything we can as a school to keep your children and our community safe.
Please continue to read our communications and daily updates from Public Health England during this time.