Public Health England (PHE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have released further advice for the public on the outbreak of COVID-19. The Federation continues to closely monitor this situation and we want to make staff, pupils and parents aware of the latest information and reassure you about what we are doing to provide support.
The risk to individuals remains low and our schools continue to operate as normal. We have enhanced our cleaning regimes, such as the daily cleaning of door handles, and additional hand soaps in all rooms and public health information posters have been installed at key areas. We are also reinforcing the importance of good hygiene with the children on a daily basis in class and during assemblies.
The list of affected areas has expanded, and we ask that any member of staff or families who have returned from one of the affected areas in the last 14 days, and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, should stay inside (self-isolate) and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild. Please check the Public Health England website for the latest advice.
How to stay safe
To protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19, remember to wash your hands thoroughly using lots of soap and hot water, cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, use anti-bacterial gel or wipes, and avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illnesses.