Public Health England
NHS advice on Coronavirus (COVID19)
Dear Parents/Carers, 13/03/20
As you may be aware, the government’s guidance on the coronavirus has changed to one of delaying the spread of the virus.
We would like to reassure you that at Yeading Junior School we are taking all the necessary steps to protect our community and are continuing to follow official guidance from the government and local authority
What is the current situation?
- The school remains open – this is the current official guidance we have been given
- All school functions continue to run as normal including breakfast club and after school clubs
- Pupils should attend unless they feel unwell – if your child has any of the following symptoms they should remain at home for 7 days:
- a new, continuous cough and/or
- a temperature
- If your child is unwell, report this as you would normally by calling the school office
- Junior Citizen trip for Year 6 has been cancelled
- We will keep you up to date with any changes to the current situation
What we are doing to protect and support children and staff:
- The children are reminded to wash their hands with soap throughout the day, the classrooms and the toilets have plentiful supplies of soap.
- Cleaners are thoroughly cleaning the school on a daily basis, paying particular attention to high risk areas, touch points such as surfaces, handrails and door handles
- Ensuring all children are feeling well
What we need you to do
- If you have recently changed your contact details, please inform the school office as soon as possible
- Talk to your children about the coronavirus. It is a worrying time and we should make sure children feel supported. BBC Newsround has regular updates for younger children and YoungMinds has practical steps older children can take to help with anxiety
- Come and collect your child straight away, if we ask you to (we will contact you if they become ill with either a temperature or a new, continuous cough)
If you have any questions
Please consult the:
- School office
- NHS, if you want to know more about the symptoms of coronavirus. If you think you or your child may have the symptoms, use NHS 111 online if at all possible before calling 111
- Department for Education’s coronavirus helpline: 0800 046 8687, if you have any questions about the government’s response to coronavirus in relation to schools
- Government’s travel advice, if you want to know whether any upcoming trip or holiday you are taking abroad should go ahead
Please be assured that should the decision to close schools be taken, we have plans in place to ensure that you can continue your child’s education at home.
As mentioned previously we continue to follow advice and guidance from Public Health England and the DFE(Department for Education).
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs CA Jones