Whilst life carries on as normal and the chances of Coronavirus affecting us are minimal, we would like to bring to your attention the government’s guidance on the simple precautions we can take to minimise the risk of this virus spreading.
- If there are any pupils or family members of pupils who have been to the Far East, northern Italy or Tenerife [or any other affected areas], please notify school immediately.
- If, within such families, anyone is feeling unwell, then we will ask that pupils of the families are kept away from school.
- The more practical and useful advice is:
- before leaving home
- on arrival at school
- after using the toilet
- after breaks and sporting activities
- before food preparation
- before eating any food, including snacks
- before leaving school
This is a useful precaution to take against all viruses but especially against the Coronavirus because it tends to live on hard surfaces for much longer than most viruses and this is one of the reasons it spreads so easily and so quickly. Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
(ii) That pupils avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
(iii) That pupils avoid close contact with anyone who is unwell
If you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment
Further information is available on the Public Health England Blog and the NHS UK website.
With all the precautions government, schools, parents and pupils are taking, we hope we will not be affected by this [or any] virus.
Best wishes – Joshua Rowe