Coronavirus – Covid 19
The Government continues to issue guidance for schools regarding the prevention strategy for Covid 19.
Yesterday, 16th March, the Government issued their latest guidance in response to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Full details of each stage of the government action plan can be found here:
The new guidance is as follows
The symptoms are:
The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:
The Prime Minister’s statement from Monday 16 March can be found here:
I wanted to reassure parents that as a school community we are doing whatever we can to prevent unnecessary risk to the children and staff in Willow Grove. The situation is changing rapidly as I’m sure you are aware and we will endeavour to keep our website updated for you.
We have currently taken the following steps:
In school we are continuing to follow all the advice and recommendations given by the Government, Public Health England and our own Local Council. Please keep school informed if you take the decision to self-isolate you child in order for us to track our attendance.
In the meantime, we ask that you inform school and keep your child at home if he/she develops a persistent cough and/or a high temperature as per Government guidelines.
Information to support families
Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.
Watch this short NHS film for guidance:
Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song:
Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.
Thank you for your co-operation.
I hope you all keep safe and well.