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COVID-19 Update

Dear Parent and carers

I am aware that there are a lot of concerns at the moment and I will continue to update you with the latest information we are given.  Currently the advice is to keep schools open and to manage the situation by taking extra precautions in keeping hands clean and monitoring when anyone has a high temperature and /or persistent cough.  I have attached the most recent updated information and would advise you to read this carefully before making any decisions about keeping your children at home.

What you need to know:

  • staff, young people and children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. Otherwise they should attend education or work as normal
  • if staff, young people or children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they should be sent home
  • clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces more often than usual using your standard cleaning products
  • supervise young children to ensure they wash their hands for 20 seconds more often than usual with soap and water or hand sanitiser and catch coughs and sneezes in tissues

The updated guidance can be found here:

The Chief Medical Officer has advised that the impact of closing schools on both children’s education and on the workforce would be substantial, but the benefit to public health may not be.

Hand washing advice

The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to hand washing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

Ms S Butler

Headteacher

Meadow Park Academy