Coronavirus - Current Information

Currently we are not aware of any child or parent who has been in contact with anyone who has the virus; however, we are following the Government guidelines and will adapt our response following the daily advice we receive from the Department for Education and Public Health England.

 

Current Precautions in place

  • Children have all had instruction on handwashing and how to use tissues properly for coughs and sneezes, following recommended guidelines.

  • Extra handwashing opportunities built into the day: again this is in line with Government advice.

  • Onsite cleaning contractors have a robust policy regarding the cleaning regime for Corona Virus. 

  • Soap dispensers are checked daily and refilled as needed.

  • All staff have read the guidance and are being vigilant with regard to illness.

  • Management plans are in place in case of school closure or pupils/staff/parents becoming unwell with the virus

 

Precautions at home

  • Reinforce the need for increased handwashing and check that your child is using and disposing of tissues as recommended.

  • Use this link for up to date information and avoid inaccurate social media information:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

  • Inform the school as quickly as possible if any child or person they have been in contact with, develops symptoms of the virus.

  • Anyone with symptoms will need to follow government guidelines to self-isolate for 7 days.

What should you do if you feel unwell?
Keep away from others and stay at home to stop the infection spreading. Avoid public transport if you think you have symptoms of coronavirus. If you become unwell at a place of education, tell a member of staff and let them know if you have travelled to any other countries in the last 14 days.


If you think that you or family member has symptoms of coronavirus, you should self-isolate for 7 days.  If necessary,  call NHS 111 for advice.


Parents can visit NHS.UK to find out more information. 


Staff, students and pupils who have returned from Iran, specific lockdown areas in northern Italy, special care zones in South Korea or Hubei province China (returned in the past 14 days) should self isolate, and NOT attend education or work for 14 days. See NHS.UK for advice on coronavirus.

Click on the link below to see the latest parent letter issued with information and advice for parents.​​​

Coronavirus Letter to Parents

Handwashing

Below is a link to a poster which shows how hands should be washed thoroughly.

Handwashing Poster

 

Reducing children's anxiety about the virus

Official information so far is that children are unlikely to become seriously ill if they contract the virus.  People with underlying illness and the elderly have a greater risk.  Children will worry if the adults around them are worrying and it is important to remember that they will worry about family members becoming ill- not just themselves.

It is helpful to talk through any concerns your child may have in a factual, non-alarming way.

 

We receive daily updates in regard to the situations and will inform you if the situation changes.

 

See further information on the Public Health England Blog and the NHS UK website.