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Coronavirus update - 17.03.2020

Hello families, 


See below information received today with regard to coronavirus / COVID - 19

Please remember - if your child is ill please do not send them to school. 


Message from Steve Reddy, Director of Children and Young People's Services:


Dear children, young people, parents/carers and families,

Following my letter yesterday the government has now announced a number of additional measures.

It is important that we all continue to follow the guidance set out by the Government and DfE and make the necessary changes.


Whilst schools remain open some planned activities will inevitably be cancelled. 


Schools may well restrict all but essential visitors on to the site.


We will be speaking to Public Health England to consider the implications for children and staff with significant health needs.


Anyone who has high temperature/fever and/or new persistent cough will be required to self-isolate at home for 14 days along with anyone in their household.


We are very grateful for the continued support of all school staff, children, young people and families as we manage these difficult times.


It is important that we continue to work together and support one another.

Best wishes,

Steve Reddy
Director of Children and Young People’s Services.



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 along with other updated government guidance can be found on these links: 





Please ensure you check our Parent App notifications and News section on our web site for all our latest updates regarding Coronavirus.