Coronavirus Update 16.03.202016 March 2020
Monday, 16th March 2020
Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,
We understand that many of you are understandably very worried about the escalating issue with Coronavirus.
We wanted to reassure you that the pupil and staff community, here at Combe Down Primary School, are our number one priority and we are working very closely with all the relevant local and national health and education authorities to prepare for every eventuality. We are committed to updating you as and when things change, and we have further news to share.
For that reason, please continue to refer to Parent Mail for any communications labelled Coronavirus Update/dated. Any more urgent communications will also be communicated via text message. With that in mind, please find below the current status and useful information.
Please also kindly remember that we are educators and not crisis or communications experts, but we are a very strong community here at Combe Down Primary and must try to remain united and calm for the benefit of the children.
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
Jane Gascoigne, Jo Bird, Antony Wainer, Jon O’Neill, Caroline O'Neill
Combe Down Senior Leadership Team
COMBE DOWN PRIMARY – Coronavirus Status
If a child has a constant cough and temperature, please do not bring them into the school and self-isolate for 7 days.
Likewise, if you are a parent, caregiver or guardian of a child and have a constant cough and a temperature, you should remain away from school for 7 days to avoid spreading the infection.
We continue to provide age appropriate communication to children about Coronavirus.
We are encouraging hand washing before entering the classroom and at lunchtime.
Teachers are being briefed to be alert for child displaying symptoms.
Please promptly come and collect any child if we call you.
Please continue to encourage your child to practise good hygiene.
Please ring the school reception to let us know if your child is displaying symptoms and you are self-isolating.
NHS guidelines: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Talking to your children about Coronavirus: https://bristolchildparentsupport.co.uk/how-to-talk-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/
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