8 September 2020 (by Chris Taylor (C Taylor))
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope this letter finds you all well and that you are settling into a new routine now schools are open fully. We have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming your children back to school; the building is buzzing and classrooms are coming back to life!
We have been delighted to see how well the children have settled back in and are extremely appreciative of the way the community has embraced the necessary changes. Thank you so much for your patience when lining up in the mornings and exiting the school so promptly after collecting your child.
Over the coming weeks we will be supporting the children with their rights and responsibilities, learning behaviours and skills in working with others. If you could also have conversations around these with your children to help reinforce community responsibility that would be great.
The school was thoroughly deep cleaned over the summer and we have a fantastic team of cleaners making sure the hygiene standards stay high. Children have a great understanding of their responsibility to remain clean and have been washing their hands regularly.
We know that transmissions are much lower than previous months and are very hopeful that it will remain that way. However, we must remember that the virus is still very present across the globe and we all need to take a collective responsibility in keeping it at bay. We want to prevent any further lockdowns.
Whilst all our routines may look like pre-C19 and as we go about our day in a more recognisable way, we must not become complacent and take any unnecessary risks. We also must remember that there may be more vulnerable people in the community that are more susceptible to the virus.
Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms
If you or your child have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
* a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
* a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
* a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you have noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
What to do if you have symptoms
If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:
* Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
* Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.
***********Everyone in the household must isolate until test results are returned. If positive that person must isolate for 10 days after the test; other members of the household must isolate for 14 days after the test**************
Disappointingly the closest drive-in test centre is now Gatwick however you can book a test through https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
I look forward to working in continued partnership with you and will have everything crossed for a successful year!
#We are all in this together
#Look After Others