After yesterday's announcements from the government, we are clear that special schools for primary years should continue to open as planned, unless on a list distributed by the Department for Education last night. Leicester is not on that list. Therefore, we continue to expect our children back in school on Tuesday 5th January as planned. Government information for parents and carers about the return to schools from January 2021 can be found here.
As you will have seen, Leicester is now in Tier 4 and further information about the local restrictions can be found here.
If you have any concerns or queries regarding the start of term, please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 0116 2415921 from Monday or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We continue to urge you to be extremely vigilant. You MUST not send your child in to school if they have symptoms of Coronavirus or are unwell. If anyone in your household has symptoms of Coronavirus, your whole household must self-isolate.
Symptoms of Coronavirus are:
a new and persistent cough,
a high temperature
a loss of or change of taste or smell (anosmia)
If anyone in your household has symptoms, please follow guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, which sets out that you should arrange to have a test to see if they or you have Coronavirus. You can book a test online at nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or call 119. There are also walk in test centres around Leicester. Further information can be found here
There are currently test centres open at: (Most are open 8am-8pm.)
We hope you have had a restful break and look forward to seeing your child back in school on Tuesday 5th January.
Sarah Osborne (Headteacher)