ANNOUNCEMENT BY PRIME MINISTER 23rd March 2020 at 8:30pm
The Prime Minister has instructed everybody to stay at home apart from:
These arrangements will be reviewed in 3 weeks.
The school will remain closed to most children until further notice.
UPDATE FROM PRIME MINISTER 18th March 2020 - 5:20pm
All schools in England will close at the end of the school day on FRIDAY 20th MARCH 2020 until further notice.
Further advice will follow to provide school places for parents/carers who are key workers or whose children have a social worker or an Education Health and Care Plan.
UPDATE 16th March 2020 5:30pm
Boris Johnson has advised the following measures with immediate effect:-
Advice will be made available later in the week about further 'shielding' elderly and vulnerable people for an initial period of 12 weeks.
School closures may be considered at a later date but schools should remain open until specifically advised by Public Health England to close.
COVID-19: Guidance for Education Settings (updated 16th March 2020)
The Government has published new guidance for schools and other education settings in providing advice about Coronavirus (COVID-19):-
UPDATE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT FROM DOWNING STREET 12th March 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic has gone beyond "containment" phase into "delay" phase.
The current advice is that if you develop the following symptoms you should self-isolate for 7 days:-
Please inform the school if you choose to self-isolate.
Schools are advised not to close unless specifically told to do so by Public Health England. We are unaware of anybody in the school community who has tested positive for Coronavirus.
This is a fast changing situation and the school will continue to receive daily briefings from Public Health England. Please make sure that we have your up-to-date email/phone details so that we can contact you quickly.
The Government is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and is taking actions at home and abroad.
ACTIONS TAKEN SO FAR BY THE SCHOOL
We will keep you informed of any updates/changes as advised by Public Health England and Southampton City Council. The current advice is that no school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
The most important action that we can all take is to follow effective normal hygiene routines to prevent and slow the spread of coronavirus:-
But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.
The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
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