Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus Update

Thursday, 12 March 2020.

We are aware of published news reports in the local media suggesting schools have been informed about the possibility of closure from next Friday due to the Coronavirus.

We are continuing to follow advice from Public Health England in respect of Coronavirus.

We have not been put on alert to close and at present we have no plans to close the school for any additional time.

Coronavirus Letter

Thursday, 12 March 2020.

Dear Parents/Carers

We are aware of published news reports in the local media suggesting schools have been informed
about the possibility of closure from next Friday due to the Coronavirus.

We are continuing to follow advice from Public Health England in respect of Coronavirus.

We have not been put on alert to close and at present we have no plans to close the school for any
additional time.

We are working closely with the Local Authority and if we are advised differently by Public Health
England and the Department for Education to close, we will inform parents/carers immediately.


Yours faithfully

Dr C Cusick
Head of School

Covid19 Letter

Tuesday, 03 March 2020.

3 March 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

Please see below the latest update from the Department for Education on the Coronavirus situation.

Number of cases
As of 9am on 2 March, a total of 13,525 people have been tested in the UK, of which 13,485 were confirmed negative and 40 positive.

The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on this page every day at 2pm until further notice. This data is accurate as of 9am on the day of publication.

If more cases are confirmed in the UK, it will be announced by the Chief Medical Officer of the affected country.

Risk level
Based on the World Health Organization’s declaration that this is a public health emergency of international concern, the UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the UK from low to
moderate.

Returning travellers
Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people immediately if you’ve travelled to the UK from:

  • Hubei province in China in the last 14 days, even if you do not have symptoms
  • Iran, lockdown areas in northern Italy or special care zones in South Korea since 19 February,
    even if you do not have symptoms
  • other parts of mainland China or South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore,
    Taiwan or Thailand in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of
    breath (even if your symptoms are mild)
  • other parts of northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Cambodia, Laos,
    Myanmar or Vietnam since 19 February and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of
    breath (even if your symptoms are mild)

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Lockdown areas in northern Italy:

  • in Lombardy: Codogno, Castiglione d’Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Fombio, Maleo, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, Castelgerundo and San Fiorano
  • in Veneto: Vo’ Euganeo
  • Special care zones in South Korea:
  • Daegu
  • Cheongdo

See maps of the specified areas.

This guidance is based on the recommendations of the UK Chief Medical officers. These areas
have been identified because of the volume of air travel from affected areas, understanding of other
travel routes and number of reported cases. This list will be kept under review.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-
specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for-returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk
Please make us aware if your child is having to self isolate or has developed symptoms and we will
discuss the next steps with you in terms of school attendance.

As news of the virus continues to change I will keep you updated as to if it affects our school.


Yours faithfully
Dr C Cusick
Head of School

If you wish to contact the person responsible for this page, please email helen.thomson@notleyhigh.com