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Stay at Home During School Closures

Wednesday 25th March 2020

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

I hope you and your family members are well and continue to stay safe during this pandemic.

 

I am writing to remind you of your duty to ensure that you and your family adhere to the Government requirements.

 

  • Children are likely to become infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) at roughly the same rate as adults, but the infection is usually mild.

 

  • The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a new, continuous cough or a high temperature (over 37.8 degrees).

 

  • For the vast majority of children and adults, coronavirus (COVID-19) will not cause serious illness; however, we all have a duty to protect the most vulnerable in society, as this virus can have life threatening consequences.

 

Staying at home

 

You should only leave the house for one of four reasons:

 

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.

 

  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household.

 

  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.

 

  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.

 

These four reasons are exceptions - even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

 

Social distancing and staying at home are challenging, perhaps especially if you have children and it can be tempting to take them to the park or set up ‘play-dates.’ But I greatly urge you to stick to the Government’s requirement and help to prevent the NHS from becoming overwhelmed and save lives. Please stay at home.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr Glenn Moore

Headteacher

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