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Coronavirus - School Update - 17/03/20

Dear Parents / Carers


Yesterday we have been been given new and direct guidance from the Government to ensure we are protecting ourselves and the communities in which we live. School also met with Public Health England yesterday and the Local Authority, today I will meet with all local Headteachers to ensure consistency in our approach.


We will remain open until advised otherwise by Public Health England or it becomes logistically impossible to do so. As a school we have a duty to ensure we continue to provide education for our students, and to protect the most vulnerable in our community and support our families.


The latest current guidance and advice is; "If one person in any household has a persistent cough or fever, everyone living there must stay at home for 14 days."


It is important that all in our school are following this advice to restrict any possible transmission of the virus.


If you are concerned about the transmission of the virus at home due to family members having serious, underlying health issues, family members living in the household who are over 70 or if members of your household are pregnant, the advice at this time would be to self-isolate.


Please see this important advice regarding vulnerable group and social distancing:


We are getting updates from the DFE with regards to the Coronavirus. Due to the fast-evolving nature of this situation, however, it is important that you use the following link to the UK Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) web page for the most up to date information. You can access this information by clicking the link below: Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice


Please see the following posts for helpful information from Young Minds about how to discuss with your child about Covid-19:


If you have any questions, please contact the school office or contact NHS 111 for medical advice.  


All those who feel the need to self-isolate for whatever reason, please inform school – all absences will be authorised.


Thank you for your continued support for our school and community.

Mr N Sheeran - Headteacher