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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a rapidly changing situation; our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our children, parents/carers, staff and visitors.  We will make decisions following advice from Public Health England (daily briefing received at 2:30pm) and take any actions we can to minimise the risk of exposure to our children, their families and staff.  The UK government has moved from the ‘contain’ phase into the ‘delay’ phase.

We will keep you updated by text, email, and the school website so please ensure we have your up-to-date contact details.

What to do if you or your child falls ill at home

The most common symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) are a new continuous cough and a temperature over 37.8.  For most people these symptoms will be mild.  If your child or anyone in your household has these symptoms, however mild, every person in your household must do the following:-

  • Stay at home for 7 days from the first day of the symptoms
  • Contact the school and let us know you/your child has these symptoms.  This will help us plan.
  • After 7 days, if you/your child feel better and no longer have a high temperature, your child can return to school.
  • If you/your child’s health have not improved or have worsened, and you have not already sought medical advice, contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk.  If you have no internet access you should call NHS 111.
  • A cough may persist for several weeks in some people despite the infection having cleared.  A persistent cough alone does not mean you/your child should continue to self-isolate for more than 7 days.
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