If you are an Essential Worker you may apply to have your children come into school under this category (albeit subject to Headteacher approval). However, you should know that if you have someone who is at home then your child should remain with that person.
Also, children are placed in an Essential Worker bubble. This has children ranging from Nursery to Year 2 and are taught a very similar curriculum. There are no toys, no sand and no exploration learning. Please consider whether it is appropriate for your child to attend, and if you have an alternative it is better for your child to have that.
Advice 17th March 2020
Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:
The symptoms are:
The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:
The advice around self-isolation has changed, for clarity, the new advice around self-isolation is as follows:
Can we remind parents that if you, a member of your family that you have been in contact with or your child are showing any of the symptoms of Coronavirus - Covid 19, you should self isolate for 7 days as per PHE advice
Below is a link for further information regarding symptoms and infection prevention
“We are continuing to follow advice from Public Health England in respect of Coronavirus.
We have not been put on alert to close and at present we have no plans to close the school for any additional time.
We are working closely with the Local Authority and if we are advised differently by Public Health England and the Department for Education to close, we will inform parents and carers immediately.”
You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.
There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.
We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above.