RE Coronavirus Update
I am writing to reassure you that school leaders supported by Create Partnership Trust are taking our responsibility around the Coronavirus seriously. As a school, we continue to follow guidance from the Department for Education and the Chief Medical Officer.
The most recent update is clear that anyone experiencing symptoms, even if mild, after travelling from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days is advised to stay indoors and contact NHS 111.
There is further specific advice around returning from Iran, lockdown areas in Northern Italy, special care zones in South Korea or the Hubei province since February 19th, you should stay indoors and contact NHS 111.
Furthermore, if you have returned from Northern Italy (not including Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar since February 19th and are developing symptoms - even mild ones - stay indoors and call NHS 111.
There is a map, published on 27th February by the Government, showing specific areas under containment measures. Please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for-returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk
Please continue to make sensible and informed decisions around travel and to talk to us if you plan to go abroad. Should I be made aware that anyone has travelled to any of the places named above, we will indeed follow the advice laid out by the NHS and Department of Education around isolation.
In school, we continue to make sure children are washing their hands regularly and using tissues for sneezes and cold. It is widely publicised by the World Health Organisation that soap or hand gel can kill the virus. To that end, we are asking visitors to clean/sanitise their hands on entry to school. Please don’t be offended if you are asked to do this.
We will continue to share up-to-date guidance from the Department of Education and NHS with you as we receive it.
If you have any questions or queries, please come and speak to either myself or a member of staff. We will update our webpages and twitter feed as necessary.
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss C Lucas