Update Thursday Evening 19th March
Thank you to everyone who responded to our requests for information about 'key worker' status. Unfortuantely, we have not heard anything from the Government today about the details of this. We hope to have more information for you on Friday and will be in touch as soon as we know more. Key aspects for today include:-
- We have made in school preparations for a small number of children who will be able to access the school next week.
- I will be sending out information regarding 'Free School Meals'. We are currently looking a voucher scheme that can be emailed to you if your child currently has free school meals.
- On Friday morning (8.45-9.30) we will continue to hand out the individual 'Paper Packs of work' with individual children's names on. If you know of families who have been unable to pick up their child's pack and think you are able to deliver it to them, we would be grateful.
- The online class pages will be ready on Monday. Teachers are working on them now. They will update them every week.
- Please make sure that you look for the 'My Maths' paper overview that is in the Paper Packs of Work. This will show your child's own special 'login'.
Advice regarding Coronavirus continues as before, please see information below. We will continue to post information. Stay healthy!
Update - Tuesday 17th March 2020
What you need to know – Main Messages
- if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See ending isolation section for more information)
- if you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14 day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
- it is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.
- for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period. (See ending isolation section) for more information
- if you can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period
- if you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible
- if you have coronavirus symptoms: 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
- plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home and consider what can be done for vulnerable people in the household
- ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
- wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
- if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online https://111.nhs.uk coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
Who this guidance is for?
This advice is intended for:
- people with symptoms that may be caused by coronavirus, and do not require hospital treatment, who must remain at home until they are well
- those living in households with someone who shows symptoms that may be caused by coronavirus
Update Monday March 16th
The Government have updated their advice in terms of 'social distancing'. Please see the link below where this is described in detail.
This guidance is for everyone. It advises on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). It is intended for use in situations where people are living in their own homes, with or without additional support from friends, family and carers.
Please see document that relates to talking to children about Coronavirus. We are sharing this with the children this week.
Update: Friday March 13th 2020
Dear Parents and Carers
We will continue to keep you updated regarding Coronavirus Concerns and share the latest guidance from Public Health England (PHE)
School will NOT be closing at the moment but as we move into the second phase of planning regarding the virus we will keep you informed as to advice particular to our school and guidance from PHE.
We are aware that school closure may be likely, and we are making necessary preparations. We are currently looking at what work/activities we can send home for children and how our website and online links came help support this.
This is the link that was sent by PHE to all schools yesterday.
COVID-19 Information Links