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Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Important information regarding the Coronavirus

 

We as a school have been given the following guidance from the Department of Education:

 

“If you or any members of your family have returned from these specific areas since 19th February, you should call NHS111 and stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if you do not have symptoms:

  • Iran
  • Special care zones in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea
  • China
  • Italy
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar

Please see the following website for more information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • washing your hands often - with soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport
  • covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin.
  • people who feel unwell should stay at home and should not attend work or any education or childcare setting
  • pupils, students, staff and visitors should wash their hands:
    • before leaving home
    • on arrival at school
    • after using the toilet
    • after breaks and sporting activities
    • before food preparation
    • before eating any food, including snacks
    • before leaving school
  • use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • if you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment”

We as a school have taken the decision that in the best interest of all pupils and staff, if you or any members of your family have returned from any of the above mentioned countries since 19th February you should keep your children off from school for 2 weeks. This is a precaution we feel is in the best interest for everyone. This absence will be authorised by the school as an illness.

 

Please contact the school immediately if you have any information that you feel we should know.

 

 

Yours Sincerely

N Bruen

Head Teacher