As you’re probably aware, the government’s guidance on the coronavirus has changed from the ‘contain’ phase to one of delaying the spread of the virus. We’re getting in touch to let you know what we’re doing in light of this, and what we expect from all of you, to help make sure our school community keeps safe and calm.
We’d like to reassure you that at Meadow Primary School we’re taking all of the necessary steps to protect our community and are continuing to follow official guidance from the government and Surrey County Council, as well as Bourne Education Trust.
What’s the current situation?
- The school remains open – this is the current official guidance we’ve been given
All school functions continue to run as normal, including the Breakfast and After School Club. We will advise you if any of our externally run clubs are cancelled.
- Pupils should attend unless they feel unwell – if your child has any of the following symptoms they should remain at home for 7 days:
- a new, continuous cough and/or
- a temperature
- If your child is unwell with the above symptoms and will be staying at home for 7 days, please report this by telephoning 020 8393 4839, sending a Parentmail message or emailing the school office on: email@example.com.
- We are currently reviewing upcoming school trips and visits and will issue further information.
- We’ll keep you up to date with any changes to the current situation and will issue more information regarding steps we are taking to protect and support pupils and staff and what would happen if the school had to close.
What we need you to do
- If you’ve recently changed your contact details, please inform the school office as soon as possible on 020 8393 4839 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Talk to your children about the coronavirus. It’s a scary time and we should make sure children feel supported. BBC Newsround has regular updates for younger children and YoungMinds has practical steps older children can take to help with anxiety
- Come and collect your child straight away, if we ask you to (we’ll contact you if they become ill with either a temperature or a new, continuous cough)
Please keep in mind that we’re only sending out this information to help the school community prepare. There are currently no plans to close.
If you have any questions
Please consult the:
- School office, if you have any questions about our response to this issue
- NHS, if you want to know more about the symptoms of coronavirus. If you think you or your child may have the symptoms, use NHS 111 online if at all possible before calling 111
- Department for Education’s coronavirus helpline: 0800 046 8687, if you have any questions about the government’s response to coronavirus in relation to schools
- Government’s travel advice, if you want to know whether any upcoming trip or holiday you’re taking abroad should go ahead
It’s a tricky time and we know you’re worried about the impact this might have on our community. It’s important we keep each other safe and talk about these events to help with any anxiety.
Thank you for your continued support.
Head Of School