Corona Virus: Covid-19
We have put this page together in order to share the most recent Government advice regarding Coronavirus. We will be updating the page daily, but as the advice is changing rapidly we may sometimes be a bit behind! For that reason, if there is any conflict between the advice on this page and the advice on official Government channels, the advice on Government channels should be taken as the official guidance.
What we are doing
We are following Government guidance at all times and will continue to keep you updated with any changes to normal routine as soon as we are aware. The safety and well-being of our children and staff is of paramount importance and therefore we have collated the following information in order to help you talk with your children and to provide up-to-date information.
The school is now closed to all but the children of key workers, as per the latest announcement. We have made contact with all parents eligible for childcare support and arranged this with them directly. We are working with St John's and St Andrew's schools to offer provision as a hub, with each school acting as a base for a week at a time. If you have any questions regarding this, please email the office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being
This can be a worrying time for all, but particularly children. Please follow the link to our Mental Health and Well-Being page, where we will signpost great resources as well as gathering information and suggestions from children and families who are already staying at home.
Learning at home
We have created class pages, which teachers will update regularly with suggested work for the children, as well a home learning page, with lots of ideas of wonderful things to do over the period to come should you wish to. Please follow the links below to our developing Home Learning page for further details - we are adding to this daily.
Learning at home activity packs have been sent home with children. If your child is at home, we will deliver them to your post box soon so that all of our children receive the packs.
What we know currently
Covid-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
The latest Government advice is to:
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms:
- a high temperature (37.8 and above) - you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough - this means you've started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.
How long to stay at home
- if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
- if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
This means that if one member of a family needs to self isolate, all of the people living with them must do the same for 14 days. Please let the school office know that this is the case as soon as possible.