Adamsrill Coronavirus Update 15.03.2020
15th March 2020
Dear Parents/Carers and Staff,
You have probably seen the news that on Friday the Government announced some new measures to deal with COVID-19 and also a change to its overall response, moving from the “Contain” to the “Delay” phase of its plan. There is a central hub for all the Government’s guidance at https://www.gov.uk/Government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-
The current advice is to stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
a temperature of 37.8 degrees or above
a new, continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
I am writing to update that we have not had any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the school, but I have been informed over the weekend that one of our pupils has become unwell with symptoms outlined above. The family is correctly following the government’s advice to self-isolate at home for at least 7 days to protect others and help slow the spread of the disease. I wish the pupil well and hope they have a speedy recovery.
Public Health England’s current advice for schools in London is that staff and pupils should monitor themselves for symptoms and self-isolate if they experience symptoms. People who do not have symptoms are advised to carry on as normal and do not need to self-isolate.
We continue to follow the advice of the Department for Education and Public Health England in school. We are encouraging all children and staff to wash hands properly and regularly and we are taking extra care with cleaning. We will continue to follow advice and we will keep you informed of the situation and what we are doing about it.
I understand that parents are concerned about the risk of their children catching Coronavirus and that some may wish to keep children at home even though they have not had any medical advice to do so. All children who are well enough to come to school and who do not fall into the two categories described above, are expected to continue attending as normal.
I would urge you to check the NHS and government websites daily:
If you need medical advice for your child or yourself, please contact NHS111. Please let us know as soon as possible if your child is unwell.
The safety of pupils, staff and the school community remains our priority.
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