16th March 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
Covid-19 Up Date and Reminder (Information correct at time of writing).
You will be aware from the government announcements last week, we have moved from the contain phase to the delay phase of the Covid-19 / Coronavirus strategy.
The advice is to self-isolate if you display any one of more of the symptoms which are:
To avoid spreading infection to others staff, young people and children should stay at home if they are unwell with:
- New continuous cough (From NHS site: ‘this means you've started coughing repeatedly’) and/or
- High temperature – 37.8 degrees and above (from NHS site: ‘you feel hot to touch on your chest or back’)
- Shortness of breath – likely to follow after the first 2 symptoms.
Otherwise they should attend education or work as normal.
The self-isolation period is for 7 days, unless symptoms worsen, in which case the individual should call NHS 111.
Further information can be found here:
Please inform the school as soon as possible that you are isolating your child, if after 7 days they are no longer displaying symptoms they can return to school. Likewise, if a child becomes unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature parents will be contacted as the child will need to be collected from school. Please ensure that the school has your most up to date contact details on file.
In order to protect our school community, we would ask that if you as parents or carers, are displaying any of the above symptoms, you make alternative arrangements for school drop-offs / pick-ups and are therefore not on the school site.
It is not necessary for other family members or siblings to self-isolate unless they too are displaying symptoms, in which case please seek advice from NHS 111.
I will inform you as soon as we have any updates or additional advice from the government or Public Health England.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding during these difficult times.
Mr Mike Wade