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Coronavirus

Updated 25th March 2020

 

  • School is closed to all pupils other than vulnerable children, those with an EHCP and the children of key workers.
  • If your child has symptoms of coronavirus (however mild) including high temperature and continuous cough, they should stay at home for 14-days (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection)
  • We continue to follow government advice regarding the recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Every child at school has received a lesson from their teacher on hand washing and helping to avoid spreading respiratory illnesses.
  • We continue to keep the school clean to avoid germs or viruses from being passed on. This includes an additional midday clean of key 'touch points' around the school including door handles and door push panels.
  • From 9th March 2020, every member of the school washes their hands upon arrival and at regular points through the day as detailed in our handwash routine. 
  • We aim to keep the community aware of the steps we are taking by updating this webpage and sending parentmail updates to parents/carers.
  • If an adult or child presents are unwell with a high temperature and persistent cough, we will:
    • find somewhere safe for the unwell person to sit which is at least 2 metres away from other people.

    • If possible, find a room or area where they can be isolated behind a shut door, such as a staff office or meeting room.

    • If it is possible to open a window, do so for ventilation.

    • They will be asked to avoid touching people, surfaces and objects and be advised to cover their mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when they cough or sneeze and put the tissue in the bin. If no bin is available, put the tissue in a bag or pocket for disposing in a bin later. If no tissues are available, they should cough and sneeze into the crook of their elbow. The room will need to be cleaned once they leave.

    • If they need to go to the bathroom whilst waiting for medical assistance, they will use a separate bathroom if available.

 

Government information:

Updates on COVID-19:
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

Importance of hygiene:

https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101-coronavirus-/resources

Advice Letter (9th March 2020) - ** Some of this advice has now been updated. See latest advice.**

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