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COVID-19 Update

Having just listened to the most up to date information from the Government (which may change on a daily basis following the introduction of daily briefings by the government), please take note of the following;


Schools are to REMAIN OPEN.


If anyone in a family presents with symptoms of COVID-19 - that is a persistent, continuous cough and/or a high temperature - all family members should self-isolate for 14 days.  This is the government guidance.  Please notify school should this be something that you have to do.  We do have number families who are in this situation.  Staff will look into providing some learning packs in these cases.

Social distancing is advised and with this in mind all planned trips will be postponed until further notice and any additional visitors into school will be limited.


We are considering other measures during the school day such as cancelling events where we all gather together - this will include Golden worship, so until further notice Golden Worship on a Friday will not take place.


Any WOW events will be cancelled to avoid unnecessary contact.


Hand washing remains a massive focus in school, as is the cleaning regime and is in line with county guidance.  Staff will be cleaning surfaces throughout the day as an added precaution.


Non essential meetings with parents and carers will be postponed or conducted via the phone.

Any further changes will be sent to you as soon as possible and I will endeavour to send a daily update as soon as the government have made their announcements.


In these unprecedented times it is essential that we all look out for one another and work together for the care and safety of the whole community. Don't forget we have a food bank in school so if you or someone connected to the school community is struggling (including those over 70 who may be unable to get out now), please contact Mrs Crowder, Mrs Perry or myself and we will help while ever we can. (Donations to the food bank will be gratefully received).


Thank you for your continued support


Wendy Rose