4th November 2020
COVID UPDATE 3/11/20
As you will be aware, the country will go into full National Lockdown from Thursday 5th November to try to get the virus under control. Schools will remain open as will supermarkets but contact with other households will be very limited and must be avoided where possible. We have revised our precautionary measures in order to accommodate the national changes and will continue to follow all statutory and non-statutory guidance from the Local Authority, the Department for Education and Public Health England.
All children and staff are expected to attend school during lockdown unless they are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV), if they are in this category then they will have had a letter from their GP to confirm this. Staff in this category will support online learning and children in this category will be expected to engage in online learning activities unless they are ill. We will continue to follow our attendance policy with regard to absences.
Latest guidance states that from Thursday, parents are allowed to form a bubble with ONE other family for childcare purposes only but will need to social distance from other families at all times. School will need to be informed of these bubbles so they can be monitored, please could you email either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your support bubble if you have planned to create one. Once your bubble has been confirmed to us, you will be expected to only travel with those in the bubble disclosed for the full lockdown period.
Although our start and finish times are staggered, we have noticed that pick up and drop off times can be problematic with some families not/loosely adhering to the social distancing precautionary measures which we have previously outlined. We are really concerned about this and teamed with the National Lockdown beginning tomorrow, 5th November 2020, the following, revised precautionary measures will be in place:
We have not put markings on the floor intentionally, we want school to look as normal as possible for our children but we may have to reconsider if these revised precautionary measures are not adhered to. Please be respectful of one another’s space and anxieties at all times. It is a very difficult time for all involved, it can be very frustrating I know, but let’s try to work together to keep our schools as safe as possible for our children, staff and parents/carers.
This communication is duplicated on our school websites. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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