Coronavirus Update

By April 1, 2020 School News

Please note that school will only be open for a limited, pre-arranged provision over the Easter break

Coronavirus information

For up to date information about Coronavirus the link below is very helpful:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-respons

 

The latest information from the Government is below.

As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

 

That is why the government has given clear guidance on self-isolation, household isolation and social distancing.

 

And the most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear. If children can stay safely at home, they must, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.

 

That is why the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.

 

It is important to underline that schools, all childcare settings (including early years settings, childminders and providers of childcare for school-age children), colleges and other educational establishments, remain safe places for children. But the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.

 

Schools, and all childcare providers, are therefore being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children – children who are vulnerable, and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.

 

We know that schools will also want to support other children facing social difficulties, and we will support head teachers to do so.