I am writing to update you about the school’s current position regarding Coronavirus, following the latest information from the Government.
We take the health and safety and wellbeing of our pupils and staff very seriously, and, as such, we want to reassure you that we are following the guidance from Public Health England and the Department for Education (DfE).
To minimise the spread of any infection in school we appreciate your support with the following decisions that have been made:
- Vulnerable Groups – any children who fall into the vulnerable category, defined by the government as those who suffer with diabetes, heart disease or lung disease should not attend school. In addition, adults who suffer from these conditions and those over 70 should not attend the school to drop off or collect pupils.
- Contact with school – If you are feeling unwell, please avoid coming to the main reception and use the phone and emails to communicate with us wherever possible.
- Self-isolation – please keep us informed if you are self-isolating due to someone in your household developing symptoms. Please follow the new guidance:
In instances where someone in the family shows symptoms of Corona Covid-19 the whole family should self-isolate for 14 days.
- A new, persistent cough
- A temperature (hot to touch on chest and back)
If circumstances arise where the school must close, we will inform you by letter, email and/ or the app. Again, please ensure that we have your contact details and please do download the Parent App.
We are currently making plans for supporting your child’s education should a closure become necessary and will keep you informed on this.
Prevent the spread of infection
- Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
- Wash your hands often – with soap and water and scrub for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell
- If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then place the tissue in a bin and then wash your hands
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home
As mentioned, we are following the guidance from Public Health England and the DfE, but this advice is now changing daily. We are doing our very best to be pro-active and make well-planned, responsible decisions.
Thank you for your support.
Mrs B Smith
Framwellgate Moor Primary School