COVID-19 Information Update

19th March 2020

Video Guide

 

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Request for child to continue to attend school

 

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School Closure Parent Notice (March 19th 2020)

 

If you feel that you or your child has symptoms contact NHS 111 online or call 111.

Current Situation (as of Tuesday 17th March)

There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in any member of the school community (i.e. staff, pupil, parent, governor) however we do recognise that people who are symptomatic are no longer being tested.

We have a number of families who are self-isolating as a precautionary measure.

The guidance on self-isolation has now changed:

The school remains open. All main school functions continue as normal including our extended school facility.

 

Parental Consultations which were due to take place next week have now been postponed.

All activities in which we are predicting a large number of people in a confined area are now cancelled or postponed.  These include the following:

Year 5 swimming is currently still running but we will continue to review this and keep parents updated.

 

Information About Coronavirus

The incubation period for this strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) is between 2 to 14 days. That means if a person is well 14 days after contact with someone with a confirmed case, they haven't been infected.

 

What are the symptoms?

They include:

The virus can cause more severe symptoms in those with weakened immune systems. However, there's no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups.

 

How does it spread?

The virus is most likely to spread when someone has close contact (i.e. within 2 metres or less) with an infected person.

When an infected person coughs or sneezes, they produce droplets that contain the virus. These droplets are likely to be the most important means of transmission, as: 

There's currently no good evidence that people who don't have symptoms are infectious to others.

 

Families Returning from Abroad

If you have been in a category 1 country or area in the past 14 days

 

This includes:

You should contact NHS 111 for advice, and:

 

If you have been in a category 2 country or area in the past 14 days

This includes:

 

If you are well, you don't need to avoid contact with other people and can continue to attend school or work.

 

If you become unwell, they should:

 

If you have been anywhere else

There's no need to avoid normal activities or school, unless you have had contact with a confirmed case.

Anyone who has had close contact with a confirmed case should contact NHS 111 for further advice.

 

If you have family members who've been abroad

If you have family members who've travelled to a category 2 country or area and who are well, you don't need to:

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What actions have the school taken so far to prevent the spread of coronavirus?

 

What happens if the school has to close?

We will only close if we are officially advised to do so or we don’t have enough staff to run the school.

 

In either case, we will:

 

We must emphasise that we are only putting out this information to help the school community prepare. There are currently no plans to close.

 

I've been advised by my doctor or NHS 111 to self-isolate, does this mean my children need to self-isolate too?

Yes. As of 16th March 2020, government guidance changed to include family members. The whole household should self-isolate for 14 days.

 

 

Please click here to download the COVID-19 update.