Corona Virus Letter to Parents 18th March 2020
In these challenging times, it is so wonderful to walk around school and experience such a positive atmosphere! Many congratulations to the wonderful staff and pupils for their outstanding contribution to our Catholic community.
As a reminder, the government advice is as follows:
• if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
• for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.
The symptoms are:
• A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
• A new, continuous cough
The full stay at home guidance can be found at:
As a reminder, the government is clear that, if a pupil/student or a member of staff is in self-isolation, they:
- must stay at home.
- must not go to public areas, and must not use public transport or taxis.
If your child is in self-isolation due to a family member being ill, he/she should continue to work at home using Purple Mash, the Class Page on our website.
We continue to ask for your understanding if classes have to be merged or taught in larger groups in school due to staff being in self-isolation.
As a reminder, if the school does have to close, your child will need to be able to access the internet either via a Smartphone or a computer so they can be taught at home. Please contact the school today if this is going to cause a problem and we will do what we can to help.
Please continue to remember the vulnerable in our society, all coronavirus sufferers and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
Mrs L Sassi