Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
I am contacting you following the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK and abroad.
I would like to take this opportunity to reassure all families that school is following the guidelines set out by the Public Health Agency and that we have had no reports of pupils with Coronavirus.
However we are conscious that the government could imminently decide to close the schools. Or that we could have an outbreak resulting in us having to close. In preparation for this eventuality we are starting to look at ways in which we can provide your child with work via the class pages on our school website.
We will endeavour to ensure that work is available for your child, however, please bear in mind, that if staff are ill, or are looking after their own children who are ill, this cannot be guaranteed.
Should we have to close it is vital that all Year 6 complete any work set for them as we cannot guarantee that examination boards will take this health issue or school closures into account.
Should you or your child become unwell, please follow the latest guidance from Public Health England;
We would also ask that you contact school on 0161 764 4988 and inform us of your child’s symptoms and whether they are undergoing a test for the virus or whether they have been confirmed as positive for the virus after testing.
Should school not close and the Easter holidays arrive, we are conscious that many of you may choose to fly abroad for holidays. In this instance, we will be following the guidelines below;
As an important part of our school community, I would ask that you actively encourage good infection control practices, such as thorough handwashing at home and keep your child informed about the things they can do to discourage the spread of infection, such as coughing and sneezing into tissues, disposing of the tissues and then washing their hands plus avoiding touching their mouth and eyes without washing their hands.
Unless your child has tested positive for the Coronavirus or has symptoms they should attend school a normal as per the government advice.
Should the school need to close, you will be informed via Parenthub or text and the information will be placed on the school’s website and on our school twitter account. If the school is asked to close during a school day, staff will supervise your children until they can be collected.
Please be advised that these are only precautionary measures put in place to anticipate any occurrences of Coronavirus within the school.
Miss M Michael