All public bodies, organisations and businesses are being given regular advice from Public Health England about the Covid-19 virus (coronavirus). The chance of being in contact with the virus in the UK is currently moderate and the current specific advice for places of education is simply to ensure good hygiene practices.
Kibworth CE Primary School works together with other local primary schools, as well as the Local Authority and the Discovery Schools Academy Trust and the core information in this letter explains how we are all following the same guidelines as a precaution. All schools are following the guidance from the Government for educational settings.
We are reinforcing messages about good hygiene in school, including hand washing when children arrive at school, before they go home, before cooking and eating, after breaks and PE and after using the toilet. We make sure children use tissues for coughs and sneezes. We ask you to ensure that your child washes their hands before leaving home in the morning.Class teachers are also conducting specific lessons to ensure that all this information is relayed to children within the school. If you would like to cover this information at home, the lessons can be found here: School Zonel .
Please let the school know immediately if you have recently returned from travelling in any of the following: Iran Japan Taiwan Northern Italy Laos Thailand Republic of Korea Macau Vietnam China Malaysia Hong Kong Cambodia Myanmar Singapore
Also, if you have plans to travel abroad at any time or begin to show any symptoms, please let us know immediately to allow us to advise you accordingly.
Public Health England has clear procedures that it asks schools to undertake if a case related to the school were to be found. This is to close for a day and undertake a “deep clean”, a special set of cleaning tasks. They don’t recommend face masks for the general public, pupils or students, or staff, as there is no evidence of benefit from their use outside healthcare environments. Today, the DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
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Government advice is updated daily, and we will update our website accordingly as required. You can also find up to date information here: guidance for educational settings.