- If you think you have symptoms the NHS 111 symptom checker can be found at https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19. Please do not call the office as we cannot give medical advice
- We are experiencing high levels of telephone calls, many questions can be answered by visiting the school website, class dojo and government websites. Please only contact school in the case of an emergency.
- If your child is unwell or as a family you are required to self-isolate, please use the dedicated pupil absence mail box, leaving your child’s name, class and a brief description of symptoms.
- Due to staff shortages, our school meal provider may not be able to provide the meal as indicated on the menu. They will do their best to provide a choice at lunchtime
- PTA Mad Hair Day cancelled
- Celebration assemblies cancelled
- Church Craft Fair and Easter Service Cancelled
- Home learning will only be available in the event of school closure. This will be implemented through class dojo.
New guidance for households with symptoms
Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:
- if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started
- if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.
The symptoms are:
- A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
- A new, continuous cough
The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:
Should school closure be necessary, home school learning will be implemented through Class Dojo. Many parents still need to sign up to our Class Dojos – please speak to your class teacher if you need log on details.
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687 Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
We are receiving a high number of calls to the office. Please refrain from calling with non-essential queries so we can keep the lines free for emergencies.
If we need to update you we will do this through letters, the school website, teachers2parents and Class Dojos.
Please ensure the school has your correct telephone and email contact details so we can reach you.
In the event of any concerns we will always contact, and act on the advice of, the Local Authority and Public Health England.