6th March 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

Re: Coronavirus

I have had several enquiries from concerned parents about the school’s response to the Coronavirus. From the information school has received, you should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.

As Head Teacher I get a daily update from the government via the Department for Education. As part of this, we have been given resources to remind our children about general hygiene including hand washing and ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’ strategies. We have talked to all our children about this and remind them about hygiene during the school day. We provide tissues in all classrooms and have plenty of soap and handwashing facilities.

As a school, we will continue to encourage our children to maintain their hygiene, as we have always done.

As Head Teacher I will continue to follow the comprehensive guidance from the Government and will keep you informed. The latest information and guidance for the public is available here and this is updated daily.

The current guidance is clear that schools are not to close unless Public Health England advises us to. Rest assured if there was Coronavirus in school the adults who work here would be asking the same questions about whether or not they should be in work. As a barometer, if the staff are still here then there is no risk to the children. There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend our school setting as normal. If this advice changes at any time I will let you know.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs M Walsh
Head Teacher

Download: Coronavirus Letter [PDF]