Dear Parents or carers
The advice being given currently is that schools should not close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.
The advice also states that we are to continue life as normal and to make sure everyone carries out the basic hygiene rules to stop the spread of any virus.
A new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education has been launched. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
If you have returned from these specific areas since February 19th, you should call NHS 111, stay indoors, and avoid contact with other people even if you do not have symptoms:
If you have returned from these areas since February 19th and develop symptoms, however mild, you should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS 111:
If you have a cough, or fever or shortness of breath and have visited any of the following areas in the last 14 days stay indoors and call NHS 111 informing them of your recent travel to the city.
I would like to assure you that there is no cause for concern at the school and please send in your child/ children as usual.