2nd March 2020
Dear Parents and Carers
| The news headlines have continued to be dominated by coronavirus,|
and I am sure you will have noticed there has been an impact on a
small number of schools. Clearly, this is a situation that is developing on a day-by-day basis and is under constant review.
It is very common at this time of year for people to get coughs and colds
and feel unwell. We are very used to these symptoms. Should you feel
that your child has something more serious you should contact NHS 111
and take further medical advice. The symptoms of the coronavirus are as follows:
a very high temperature of over 38 degrees Celsius
a cough and difficulty in breathing.
If your child develops symptoms and is confirmed to have coronavirus, we will need to know. Please also let us know if you have recently returned from Category 1 specified countries/areas.
Prevent the spread of infection Make sure you and your children
follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory
• Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds,
or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the
There is currently no cause for concern at the school, but we will keep
you informed about any developments and ensure hygiene at school, to
prevent the spread of any virus.
Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ or https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/
Clearly, this is an unsettling time for people, we will continue to follow
this situation very carefully, and should events develop or change, we
will let you know. In the meantime, please be reassured that we will
continue to operate as normal and that, unless your child is very unwell,
it is perfectly reasonable for them to be in school.