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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Dear Parents,

As you may be aware, following the Coronavirus latest figures,  the government has moved the UK to the 'delay' phase. 

I will be uploading our APAT Trust action plan onto our school website (it can be found under the 'key information' section) which outlines actions we take at each phase. The phase we are currently in does not recommend school closure and therefore school is open as usual.

We are taking extra precautions in order to reduce risks  and if these relate directly to your child's class we will inform you of any changes as soon as we have made them (including school trips). If you or family members have confirmed cases of the virus we insist you inform the school as soon as you are made aware and if you or your children have symptoms we urge you to follow government guidelines. If children have any symptoms at school during the day we will be contacting you as they will need to come home (this is on our action plan).

Thank you for your increased patience and vigilance. Children are washing their hands in school regularly and we urge them to do so before they leave home  in the mornings.  

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions and avoid listening to 'rumours' - we will update as soon as changes are made and you will be the first to know.

Thank you 

 

Mrs Young

 

Latest Government Advice on Coronavirus

March 11 2020

We continue to follow daily government advice on this virus - The exact response to COVID-19 will be tailored to the nature, scale and location of the threat in the UK and we will be updated if this changes.

Current advice is to ensure you follow these general principles to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:

All children, staff and visitors must wash their hands:

  • on arrival at school
  • after using the toilet
  • after breaks and sporting activities
  • before food preparation
  • before eating any food, including snacks
  • before leaving school

This needs to be with soap and water and not hand sanitizer.

Please also talk to children and ensure you are aware of the following:

  • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues and then throw the tissue in a bin straight away (washing hands afterwards).  Advice is also to use inside of elbows not hands if a tissue is not to hand.
  • Avoid touching faces with unwashed hands.
  • Shaking hands/holding hands to be avoided wherever possible.

If you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please speak to Mrs Young, Mrs Smith, Mrs Ketchell or a member of office staff.