We must ask our school community; Staff, Parents, Carers and Children - please, please follow the Government's advice:
You should only leave the house for one of four reasons:
These four reasons are exceptions - even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
To make sure people are staying at home and apart from each other, the Government is also stopping all public gatherings of more than two people.
There are only two exceptions to this rule:
In addition, the Government is stopping social events, including weddings, baptisms and other religious ceremonies. This excludes funerals, which can be attended by immediate family only.
These measures will reduce our day to day contact with other people. They are a vital part of our efforts to reduce the rate of transmission of coronavirus.
Every citizen is instructed to comply with these new measures.
The Government will therefore be ensuring the police and other relevant authorities have the powers to enforce them, including through fines and dispersing gatherings where people do not comply.
They will initially last for the three weeks from 23 March, at which point the Government will look at them again and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.
Our school will be closed from the end of the day on Friday 20 March 2020 until further notice.
As soon as a decision is made to re-open the school, parents and carers will be informed by email or text, and a notification will be posted on the school website.
School staff have planned for the children not being in school, and for their learning to continue at home. Learning packs and activities have been sent home, and links to various websites provided so that the children can access online programmes to further aid their learning. Some of these are programmes that the children already use in school, such as Purple Mash and Bug Club, so the children are familiar with how to use them.
Should the school be closed for a more prolonged period of time further work will be sent home via email, and loaded on to the school website for parents to print off at home.
Click on the Useful Links below for further resources your child can access to aid their learning.
Updated 19 March 2020
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If you have coronavirus symptoms:
If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.