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Coronavirus update

The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad.
The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting countries abroad.
Latest information and advice can also be found at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

This information is being shared publically around the school and sixth form.
As a school we are monitoring this advice regularly and are being sent important and relevant updates from the DFE.

Advice for parents

You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your child catching the Coronavirus.
There is no reason why your child should not continue to attend school as normal.

However, if you have recently returned from one of the infected areas as identified by the government or you have been in contact with anyone that has, then please contact 111 and seek medical advice.  You are advised to self-isolate at this point until you have been tested and cleared.

It is important that you contact the school at this point.

What positive action you can take

A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.
Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.
We remind our students every day about the importance of washing hands effectively with soap and warm water and using tissues to catch sneezes and coughs.  You can help by ensuring your child is always carrying a handkerchief or packet of tissues with them at all times.

Thank you in anticipation for your continued support.

Heidi Shering
Assistant Headteacher