Updated information within the school letter addressed to all parents and carers below.
We remain open, but are on a reduced number of staff from 18.03.2020
New guidance is here below on social distancing.
As announced by the Prime Minister yesterday, the country has now moved to the 'Delay' phase of the strategy to manage coronavirus.
The Chief Medical Officer has advised that the impact of closing schools on both children’s education and on the workforce will be substantial, but the benefit to public health may not be. Decisions on future advice to schools will be taken based on the latest and best scientific evidence, which at this stage suggests children are a lower risk group
Therefore schools will remain open for the foreseeable future.
Mrs Allan has sent out a letter explaining the steps the school is taking to ensure the protection of the children.
As from today, the guidance is as follows:
To support the delay of the spread of the virus, the Department for Health and Social Care has asked anyone who shows certain symptoms to stay at home for 7 days, regardless of whether they have travelled to affected areas. This means people should stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for 7 days from the point of displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection.
The symptoms are:
· A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
· A new, continuous cough
You do not need to call NHS 111 to stay at home. If your symptoms worsen during your stay at home period or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
If your child is affected, please call the office and let us know that you are isolating your child at home for a period of 7 days so that we can record the absence correctly as an authorised absence.