The school partially re-opens tomorrow (14th April) for children from vulnerable families and children from families where both parents are critical workers (or single parent families where the parent is a keyworker).
The school is closed for the Easter holidays but plans to re-open for the Summer Term to children where BOTH parents are keyworkers (or single parent families) and vulnerable children. Email the school: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The school next week is only partially open. If you have applied for a place or been contacted by the school then we are expecting you next week. Please send your chid/ren in with a packed lunch. School is CLOSED to all other pupils.
The school remains OPEN but will have to cover classes with reduced teachers. We also need children to bring a packed lunch into school unless they are pupil premium children (ie you are entitled to certain benefits and as a result a free school meal). These children will receive a hot dinner.
If anyone in your household has a persistent cough or high temperature then the whole house must self-isolate for 14 days.
Public Health England also states:
We are advising those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.
This group includes those who are:
aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions)
under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (ie anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds):
chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
chronic kidney disease
chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy
problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above)
those who are pregnant
The school is following the Department for Health’s advice and we will keep you updated with information as we receive it. Please follow the link for more information.
The Government has updated its advice. If you have a temperature or persistent cough you are advised to self isolate for 7 days.
Key messages if you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See Ending Isolation section below for more information) this action will help protect others in your community whilst you are infectious.
Plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home.
Ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home.
Stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible.
Sleep alone, if that is possible.
Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water.
Stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible.
You do not need to call NHS111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.