17th March 2020 - update

Dear Parents,


News from today for tomorrow!


No Mrs Hudgell (14 days)

No Miss Morris ( 48hrs) returning Friday

No Mrs Yates ( 14 days)

No Mechelle - Main cook ( 14 days)


Classes for Wednesday (all being well)

Squirrels: Mrs Martin and Mrs Parsons

Otters: Mrs Bottle

Foxes: Miss Lee

Badgers: Miss Ayers

Also working; Mrs Cantelo, Mrs Baker and Mrs Pearson

Contact Numbers:

Please ensure that the school has a contact number which we can reach you on. If you need to update current information, please e-mail the office.

School Meals:

We will still be able to offer hot school meals and todays lunches were good quality. But please be aware that the choices may be limited. It would be helpful if you can have this discussion with your children at home and if they are not happy with either choice, sandwiches might be a better option.

IMPORTANT- Please read

Below is the latest advice on Coronavirus from the NHS. We are asking that parents of school children with any new cough and/or high temperature (37.8c or above) follow this advice. We want to protect everyone as much as we possibly can and feel that there is no clear cut off point for deciding what is a 'continuous cough' so we are erring on the side of caution. There is a high risk of the virus being passed on in a school setting, even though we are being vigilant with hand washing etc.


We understand that this can be very inconvenient for working parents but by doing this we hope to remain open for as long as possible, until of course the government says otherwise.

Anyone who is already self isolating for 7 days now needs to extend that to 14 days and include the whole family. Thank you in advance for your understanding in this matter.


NHS England Advice is:

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms Stay at home if you have either:

· a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

· a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

· Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home. Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home. How long to stay at home:

· if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days

· if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms

· If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible. Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if: you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home your condition gets worse your symptoms do not get better after 7 days Use the 111 coronavirus service Only call 111 if you cannot get help online. How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing) Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading. It is particularly important for people who: are 70 or over have a long-term condition are pregnant have a weakened immune system

wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds always wash your hands when you get home or into work use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus only travel on public transport if you need to work from home, if you can avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas avoid events with large groups of people use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services Don't do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family The NHS will contact you from Monday 23 March 2020 if you are at particularly high risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus. You'll be given specific advice about what to do.

Do not contact your GP or healthcare team at this stage – wait to be contacted. Who is at risk? How coronavirus is spread Because it's a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person. Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets. It's very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food. Travel advice There are some countries and areas where there's a higher chance of coming into contact with someone with coronavirus. If you're planning to travel abroad and are concerned about coronavirus, see advice for travellers on GOV.UK. Treatment for coronavirus There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus. Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses. Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness. You'll need to stay in isolation, away from other people, until you have recovered. More information

GOV.UK: coronavirus action plan GOV.UK: information on coronavirus and the situation in the UK NHS England: coronavirus for health professionals Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG): coronavirus advice for pregnant women Page last reviewed: 16 March 2020