Monday 16th March 2020 3.00p.m.
We have informed parents today that a member of our resident staff is feeling unwell, and as a precaution is in self-isolation on site, as advised by NHS 111. The member of staff has not been tested for COVID-19.
We have informed parents today that the school remains open and children returning today and tomorrow will be welcome until advice to the contrary is received from the Public Health Authorities. Parents have been advised that if they choose not to bring children in to school this will be supported by The Elms. We are of course continuing with enhanced hygiene measures already introduced.
We continue to take all advised and necessary precautions and adhere to enhanced hygiene measures in order that all our children and staff remain safe. This includes cancelling planned school trips in line with the latest Government advice. We will continue to take advice, and speak to parents regularly as the week progresses.
Monday 16th March
Preparations in place
We are preparing to continue teaching and learning remotely in the event that, for whatever reason, the School has to close or partially close.
If the school does close we will ask parents to take responsibility for their children as quickly as possible, however in the event that there is no Coronavirus case in the school but the school is closed, we will isolate children in a “lock down,” for a period of three days to help any parents who mighty struggle to collect children as soon as possible. I do this particularly with our overseas families in mind. After a period of three days we will expect children to be at home with parents or guardians.
Should there be a suspected or confirmed case of Coronavirus within the school community parents will be asked to take responsibility for their children as soon as possible. For children unable to return home the school will look to work in cooperation with parents and guardians to house children in quarantine off site.
As ever, thank you for your support and understanding in what are unprecedented and difficult times. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.