We are sure most of you will have seen that the national advice relating to Coronavirus changed on Thursday as the Prime Minister announced that we are moving from a containment strategy to one of delay.
As such we wanted to issue you with the latest advice for educational settings which we will follow: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19
Coronavirus and Covid-19
The significant change is to how we manage ourselves if we present symptoms of a high fever or a new and continuous cough.
If an individual (student or member of staff) is experiencing symptoms which include a high temperature or a continuous cough, then they must stay at home (self-isolate) for seven days.
This is the new advice from NHS 111 and Public Health England. If the symptoms persist past seven days the parent or carer should contact NHS 111 online at https://111.nhs.uk/. If the parent or carer does not have internet access, they should call NHS 111. If, after seven days, the individual feels better and no longer has a high temperature, they can return to their normal routine.
For those individuals who have had exposure to a confirmed case but have shown no symptoms, self-isolation is for 14 days. The 14 days represents the potential incubation period (the time it takes for symptoms to show if you have been infected), therefore for these individuals they will need to self-isolate.
The safety of our students and staff remains our utmost priority. We will continue to monitor national and local advice and ensure we act accordingly to maintain safety in school. We will keep you up to date with any changes or new advice.
In the event of a school closure, we would provide students with appropriate learning materials for the duration.
Rachael | Acting Head of School