18 Mar Coronavirus Update March Wednesday 18th March
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE WEDNESDAY 18TH MARCH
Whilst we understand the anxiety of many families within our community during the
current epidemic, the school will remain open in line with ongoing government
If a family member or a member of your household shows symptoms of the
coronavirus, then all members of that household must self-isolate for 14 days.
Families cannot self-isolate with their children and then return children to school until
the 14-day period of isolation has passed. This is a public health emergency and
all members of the community have a social responsibility to follow guidance and
advice coming from government and Public Health England. This will help to
minimise the risk for all, especially the elderly and other vulnerable members of our
Families who are self-isolating to minimise the spread of infection, and to protect
the wider public, when a family member shows signs of the illness will not be
penalised for not attending school for the two-week period.
symptoms of coronavirus are:
a high temperature
shortness of breath
If you are choosing to keep your children away from school to help prevent the
spread of the virus, particularly if you live with elderly family members or people with
an underlying illness, then the current advice is that it is only likely to be effective if
these vulnerable groups are protected for a period of up to 12 weeks.
We are now limiting visits to school for all but essential staff and this includes the
after school sports clubs. We are cancelling sports clubs with the coaches from
Wednesday 18th March until further notice.
We are in the process of preparing for home learning in the event of school closure;
your children will be coming home with work books and log in details over the
We understand your concerns and anxiety and are here to speak with you and
answer any questions and concerns that you may have. We ask everyone to follow
the official guidance to help keep themselves, their loved ones and others safe.