At the time of writing, there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) within our school or within the local area. However, we want to assure you that we are monitoring the situation closely.
What is the current risk level?
The UK Chief Medical Officers state the risk to the public remains moderate. However, the risk to individuals is low.
At the present time there is no further information regarding school closures for us. I have spoken to the Department of Education (DfE) today and there is no immediate plan to close schools nationally. However, this position may change.
What does this mean for our school?
At present, our school will continue to operate as normal. However, we are preparing for a range of possible scenarios.
We are keen to remind all our pupils, staff, and visitors of the importance of good hygiene – in particular, regular hand washing. We have also distributed additional supplies of hand sanitisers around the school. Please support us by encouraging your child, and family members, to follow this advice at all times.
We are currently limiting visitors into school and ask that parents respect this for the foreseeable future.
The NHS’s dedicated webpage provides a wealth of information, including what the symptoms of coronavirus are, how the virus is spread and what you can do to avoid catching or spreading germs.