Currently, the advice we have from the DfE and Government is that we are to stay open.
We have had a number of questions from parents about absence so to clarify:
Children who need to stay off school because they are showing one of the two symptoms, or live with someone that is showing symptoms, will be recorded as authorised absence due to exceptional circumstances. Authorised absence will also be granted for other medical conditions that are listed in the vulnerable groups as advised by the government. Please read this link for details:
The new guidance (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19) advises to stay at home if you have either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital and you do not need to contact 111. Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.
How long to stay at home:
- if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
- if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days. If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
We have had, and continue to have, families in self-isolation as a precautionary measure and we have had no confirmed cases up to this point. The situation changes every day and we will update our plans in line with the advice and instructions we are given from the government.
For children who need to be off school in line with the guidance above, there is a pack of work on the website in the homework section, please follow this link:
We will update families if and when necessary as the situation changes.
Thank you for your continued support.