I hope the following information will help answer any questions you may have and allay any concerns. Please also see other essential information.
To support the delay of the spread of the virus, if anyone in your household displays any symptoms then the whole household are to stay at home for 14 days. If you child has Covid-19 symptoms they are to stay home from school for a minimum of 10 days since the symptoms started.
The symptoms are:
- a high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
- a new continuous cough
- loss of taste/sense of smell
Use the NHS online coronavirus service if you are worried and trust your instincts. Call 111 if you cannot get help online and remember not to go to places like a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy. If your child seems very unwell, is getting worse or you think there’s something seriously wrong, call 999.
Following Public Health England
hygiene advice, all children have been taught our hand washing song (see below) to ensure they wash their hands with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds. You may wish to practice this song at home.
We are continually monitoring the guidance and will update all Parents and Carers of our students through our website should there be any changes to the published advice. The DfE are emailing us daily with information and we are also following the latest updates from Cornwall County Council. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact Ms Mills. Alternatively you can phone the DfE hotline (details below). This link from the BBC
also explains the key information in a clear way.
As always, children are at the heart of every decision we make and we will do all we can to ensure their wellbeing. The most important thing is for children not to be anxious during this very difficult time. Please take the opportunity to read the Coronavirus Book (see details below) with them and get in touch with us if you have any concerns.
Stay safe, look out for one another and take care.