Dear parent / carer,
As you are aware we have our ski trip returning over the weekend from Claviere. This remains a category 2 area with regard to the Coronavirus.
As a school, we are in a difficult position and are therefore following all advice and guidelines from Public Health England, The World Health Organisation and The Department for Education. This advice states “People who have returned from category 2 specified countries / areas in the last 14 days are advised to stay at home if they develop symptoms. All other pupils and staff should continue to attend school, including their siblings attending the same or a different school (unless advised not to by public health officials).”
Consequently, students and staff will not be isolated on their return unless they develop any symptoms.
We understand everyone’s concerns regarding the Coronavirus and obviously recognise the importance of keeping our students, staff and the community safe which is why we are adhering to the advice from the experts. I have spoken today to the Department for Education and also our local MP’s office; both of whom have reiterated the importance of following the government’s expert advice.
We will continue to monitor the situation and keep everyone updated via our school communications.
If anyone feels that they have any of the symptoms then please follow the government advice and self-isolate and call 111.
We will continue to provide regular updates but please be aware that we cannot reply to individual phone calls or emails regarding this situation and concerned parents should phone NHS 111 and seek professional health advice.
We thank you for your support in this matter. Please be assured that we are following all government guidelines.