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Posted on: March 13th 2020

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

 

Dear Parents/Guardians

Following last night’s announcement by the Prime Minster and senior medical advisors regarding the ‘delay phase’ for coronavirus, we would like to reiterate that the school, as all state schools, remains open

Consequently, and in line with the expectations of other schools, we expect all students to be in school unless they are displaying the symptoms set out be the Government’s medical and science advisors, ie: a new, continuous cough and or temperature of 37.8 (or above).  In these cases students must remain at home and self-isolate for 7 days as outlined by new guidance from the Government. 

Otherwise, the advice is that in order for the delay phase measures to be effective students should not be kept home from school.  This is because the Government’s medical and science advisors state that self-isolation cannot be maintained for sufficient time to be effective, given that they suggest this phase might be for as long as 14 – 16 weeks. 

Should the situation change and the school was to close we will email you  regarding setting of work and the use of digital technology  such as google classroom, to facilitate learning. 

We recognise that this is a difficult and challenging time.  We will continue to follow Government instruction and will keep you informed of developments via email and our website.  Please ensure that we have up to date contact details for you, specifically if you do not have internet access at home. 

Yours faithfully

Lesley Bishop and Melissa Heppell