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coronavirus letter

 

 

13/03/2020

Dear parents/carers,

 

 

Following the announcement from the Government that we are moving into the Delay phase of the Coronavirus Plan, the cases of the virus are expected to increase. The advice from the government is that currently schools should remain open.  However, as the health and wellbeing of pupils and staff is our top priority, we are implementing further precautions throughout school. These include:

 

 

  • Increased use of handwashing before eating food alongside washing hands before entering the school in the morning is taking place.  We have had talks in classes with the children discussing hygiene and washing hands for 20 seconds at a time (or singing Happy Birthday twice whilst doing so) we will continue to emphasise this. 

 

  • Hand sanitizer is available in school and children are welcome to bring their own if required.  Soap dispensers are replenished regularly and we have an adequate supply of hand soap.

 

  • Each child needs to bring their own water bottle in from home to prevent cross contamination through shared cups.

 

  • Any pupils who develop the following symptoms should not come into school

 

  • Dry Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath

 

  • Any visitors to school will be required to use hand sanitizer and we ask that anyone showing the above symptoms, do not enter the school.

 

 

At this time there is no cause for concern at the school, as we are not aware of any cases that affect our school community currently, but we will keep you informed about any developments.  The government advice is that anyone who is experiencing symptoms should self- isolate for 7 days.  If you are worried in any way that you or your child may have contracted Coronavirus you should immediately seek advice by contacting NHS 111.  Please inform us afterwards.

 

We will continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation closely and follow the advice from Public Health England and the Department for Education.   Updates will be added to our website and Facebook page.   We will contact you immediately with any arrangements that may have to be put in place.

 

 

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Sarah Jardine

Headteacher

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