Good News - school open tomorrow!
As you know that we have a confirmed case of coronavirus in school.
We contacted the National Schools Advice Line immediately following confirmation that one member of staff has tested positive.
I understand this news will be worrying but we have followed all the public health advice and correct procedures to put all the necessary actions in place. I would like to assure you that the safety of all our children, staff and our school community is our utmost priority.
When schools have a positive case, each one is the subject to a separate risk assessment to determine the actions we should take and this is complex. Following several calls to the national schools advice line, we have good news.
The whole school will open as normal tomorrow.
The only pupils /staff who should remain at home are those who were previously ill or self isolating.
This is because we found out mid-morning that the member of staff did not develop symptoms until the early hours of Monday morning, 9th Nov 2020, therefore that person would not have been infectious during school hours last week, according to offical advice from Public Health England.
We will of course keep you informed of the situation and if you have any questions or concerns in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact us on 01773 811317 (tomorrow) or email email@example.com We thank you for you ongoing support and we apologise that this has been inconvenient for you. However, better safe than sorry.
It is important to remember that we are still in the middle of an epidemic so we all need to minimise the risk of spreading it to loved ones. We must all remember to keep washing our hands, staying apart and wearing a face covering in shops, public transport and other enclosed spaces.
There are things you can do to help minimise the risk such as not congregating at the school gates at the beginning and end of the day and sticking to the current Tier guidelines active in your area.