Coronavirus - 14 Days
In view of the Government press conference held yesterday, I am writing to you with updated guidance.
Symptoms: As you will be aware, the Coronavirus symptoms are:
A new continuous cough and/or
You should keep your child at home if they have either of these symptoms, however mild. You are now asked to keep your child at home for 14 days.
If children come into school with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature we will ring you and we will ask you to take them home. If they come on to the school site with either of the symptoms, we will take them to the medical room immediately. We will also ask that you make arrangements to collect them as soon as possible. We ask that you are vigilant and do not send them in if they have the symptoms so that other children and staff are not put at risk.
Self-isolating: If anyone in your household is self-isolating due to having either of the above symptoms, the entire family is now also advised to self-isolate for 14 days. Please call the school office to let us know if your family is self-isolating. You are advised not to 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
Trips: As an additional precaution, responding to the Prime Minister’s advice, we will be cancelling all non-essential travel. Unfortunately, this means that any trips off-site will be postponed, and we will not continue swimming until it is safe to do so. If you have already paid for a trip, the office will reimburse the money to you in the next few days.
Visitors: We have also made the decision that we must postpone or cancel all visitors into school. This includes EHCP meetings with parents, coffee mornings and LAS meetings. We will also need to postpone Parents’ Evening and our Autism Awareness event, which was both due to take place in the week before Easter.
We are trying to keep our routines and structure as normal as possible for our children in school to prevent them from becoming anxious. If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to phone me. Further advice about the coronavirus can be found at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
Please can I ask you to support us, by adhering to the advice given so we can all work together to keep our children and staff safe.