SCHOOL CLOSURE & CORONAVIRUS ADVICE

With the government’s announcement of the significant new measures to tackle the spread of Coronavirus, the school will be closed to all students until further notice, apart from those in the identified groups:

  • Children with EHCPs
  • Children with Social Workers
  • Children whose parents are key workers

We have sent parents and carers a text and email to ensure that we have identified all the children in these groups.

Once we have this information we will communicate the arrangements for both those children who will be offered on site provision as well as those who will continue to work from home.

We will do our best to support everyone within our community in these difficult times.

CORONAVIRUS ADVICE:

The situation with Coronavirus is evolving not just daily, but hourly. The current advice from the NHS is as shown below.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (officially 37.8)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.

Read the NHS advice about staying at home

Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Use the 111 coronavirus service

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

How coronavirus is spread

Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.

Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.

It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

Do

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this 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 immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don’t

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Please click here to read a letter sent out by the headteacher on Tuesday 17th March 2020.