Yesterday, the government’s guidance on the coronavirus has changed from the ‘contain’ phase to one of delaying the spread of the virus.
Here is what school is doing, to help make sure our school community keeps safe and calm. We’d like to reassure you that at Conway, we’re taking all of the necessary steps to protect our community and follow official guidance from the government.
What’s the current situation?
- The school remains open – this is the current official guidance we’ve been given.
- If you, your child or anyone you live with has the following symptoms you must follow guidance to stay at home:
- A new, continuous cough and/or
- A high temperature (38 degrees or above)
- If your child is unwell or is self-isolating, you must phone the office to seek advice and immediately report this.
Until Easter, we have made the decision to cancel all:
- Outside visitors
- Swimming classes
- All clubs ( except Wednesday pm club)
What we’re doing to protect and support pupils and staff
- Pupils who fall ill on the day will be isolated from other pupils until collected by parents
- Increased cleaning of regular touched surfaces throughout the day
- Continued increased hand-washing on arrival at school, after break, before and after lunch and before going home
- Lessons or assemblies for pupils about hygiene and how to deal with anxiety]
What we need you to do
- If you’ve recently changed your contact details, please inform the school office as soon as possible.
- Talk to your children about the coronavirus. It’s a scary 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’ll 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, if you have any questions about our response to this issue
- 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
It’s a tricky time and we know you’re worried about how this will impact our community. It’s important we keep each other safe and talk about these events to help with any anxiety.
Thank you for your continued support.