Health update - Parents and Carers

3rd March 2020

Dear Parent/Carer, 
 
As always we appreciate your on-going support. 
 
We would like to share some information with you, with regards to Covid-19 (Corona virus). At present we are led by governmental guidelines and are following information from the Department for Education and Public Health England with regards to how we are responding to recent health concerns. We have been working this week to support our children in remembering to: 
 
'Catch it, Bin it, kill it' 
Which refers to blowing into a tissue and putting it into a bin. 
We have also been reminding our students about washing their hands regularly with soap and water. Research has proven that scrubbing for 20 seconds with soap and water removes germs.
 
As a school we have an advice line, which we are able to contact 24 hours a day and experts on hand via that line to support head teachers. The current guidance states: No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England. We will continue to follow guidance and keep abreast of all advice to schools. 
 
If you would like any further information, please click on the following links: 
 
Where to find the latest information:
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
 
 
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus
 
 
Alternatively, there is now a helpline for staff, parents and young people: 
 
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
 
Again, thank you for working with us. 
 
Kind Regards
 
Miss S. Thomas
Principal