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General Advice and Guidance from the School

While we are aware that the news and social media is full of advice and guidelines on preventing the spread of Coronavirus, we wanted to create a hub of information that is relevant for the families of our school.

 

The most important thing to remember is that as a school, it is our priority to keep your child safe and all the decisions that are made during this ever changing situation, are made in the best interests of your child. Any new actions made will be updated on this page of our website and on our Facebook page. 

 

For most people who contract the virus, they will suffer flu like symptoms and it is serious only for those who are vulnerable. As a school at the heart of a community, we want to do our part in helping prevent the spread.

 

How you can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus

 

  • Wash hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Children should be sent to school each morning with washed hands and we encourage you to wash their hands on their return home.
  • Create good habits encouraging your child to avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If your child feels unwell, as you would normally, contact Karen at the school office and keep your child at home
  • Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.

 

If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111

– do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.

In an emergency call 999

 

A member of our family has been asked to stay at home or 'self-isolate' What should we do?

 The school would appreciate your full transparency, if through work or travel someone at home has been asked to self-isolate. This will facilitate suitable and safe decision making under the guidance of the Education Authority. In this situation, you should speak directly to Mr Bell, school Principal.

 

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