As a new school week is upon us, I thought it pertinent to keep you informed with regard to our response to Covid-19.
As the spread of the virus escalates, we have taken the decision to cancel the ‘Mother’s Day tea/cake event’ in the Bluebirds class. The children will still bake their treats and these will go home with them at the end of the day.
There is a strong need to safeguard children, staff, parents and grandparents and by limiting external visitors into the school will help reduce the chance of any infection source. This will be assessed on a case by case basis. However, rest assured parents/carers will still be able to keep appointments - we will urge you to use our alcohol based sanitiser in the main reception.
I have liaised with local Head Teachers who intend doing the same in regards to limiting visitors into school as we enter new territory in order to delay the spread of the virus.
We are navigating strange and unprecedented times at the moment. I assure you I am balancing all the available evidence on a 24 hour basis once our national updates are received from the DfE - usually by 3pm each day. As it currently stands, the Government have told all schools to remain open.
Our business continuity plan remains in force to ensure we respond appropriately to keep abreast of latest advice from the government. This includes preparations so that learning can continue...even if we’re instructed to close.
We have taken calls asking for our advice as to whether you should send your children to school. I have asked staff not to offer any such advice as we aren't medically qualified. If you are unsure please use the NHS 111 service.
Please bear with us as we try to make the right decision at the
right time and continue to ensure we provide the best service
possible. I will continue to communicate with you as often as
possible, even if only to inform you that nothing has changed.
Please find an infographic below which shows the differences between
the coronavirus, flu and the common cold in terms of symptoms.
The latest advice from Government is if anyone in your
household exhibits coronavirus symptoms, the whole household
is to self-isolate for 14 days.
I hope you all manage to have a good week. Thank you to you
all for your continued support and understanding.