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Below are letters being sent to your homes to keep you updated.

Coronavirus update

You should only send your child to school if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response.

If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.

****UPDATE 18.03.20 – All schools to close as of Friday afternoon this week until further notice ****

Due to staff shortages we have taken the decision to close our Early Years department.

Nursery-Donaldson and Reception-Jeffers Classes will remain closed until further notice.

In line with the governments advice all after school clubs have been cancelled, piano lessons postponed and parents evening cancelled until further notice.

We are currently in the process of preparing home learning packs in the event of school closures.

To help ease anxiety and stress on your children we have some useful packs on explaining the Coronavirus  in a child friendly manor.

A Social Story explaining the virus and what to do:

https://carolgraysocialstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pandemics-and-the-Coronavirus.pdf

Guidance from the BPS on talking to children about Covid-19:

https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/talking-children-about-coronavirus

 

Guidance on managing our mental health and staying well during a virus outbreak from Mind Hong Kong:

https://www.mind.org.hk/coronavirusoutbreakmentalhealthtips/

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this uncertain time.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Stay at home
  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
Anyone can spread the virus.

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others

Video on how to wash your hands:

New guidance for households with symptoms

Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

·         if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started

·         if you live with others and you or another member of the household 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.

The symptoms are:

·         A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)

·         A new, continuous cough

The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:

·         https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

The Prime Minister’s statement from Monday 16 March can be found here:

·         https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-statement-on-coronavirus-16-march-2020

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