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Coronavirus – Letter to Parents 13/3/2020

Dear parents/carers,

You will, as we all are, be following closely the daily progress and updates of the Coronavirus.

We wish to reassure you that as a multi academy trust we are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all of our children, students, staff and families.

The advice coming from Government regarding Covid-19 is updated on a daily basis.  Please follow this link below to make sure you are fully up to date on their guidance, particularly the section on what symptoms to be aware of and what to do if you suspect you or a family member may have this coronavirus.

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

There is a public helpline 0800 0468687 and an email line (DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk) These are open from 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday).

And for Public Health England:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/

The advice remains to call NHS 111 which will put you through to a clinician to go through the symptoms and give advice.  If your child is referred for testing or has had contact with somebody who has tested positive for Covid-19, please inform the school immediately.

Whilst the current guidance through this “delay” phase is to carry on as normal, it seems inevitable that the Government may take more measures. In the meantime, please be assured that we have plans in place for different scenarios should they happen up to and including a forced school closure, which will be communicated to you as and when needed.

For the time being, the advice is to continue as normal and encourage your children to follow basic hygiene measures.

Thank you for your continued support, cooperation and understanding.

 

Richard Gill

CEO ATLP

 

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