Welcome to this week's update.
The last few weeks have felt very positive with the news of different vaccine trials having great success rates and the press briefing from the Prime Minister hinting that life could bring back ‘normal life’ by Easter, but we still need to remain vigilant for our safety and that of our community.
It is important that we keep following the advice to keep bringing the rates in the community down.
If someone in your household is told to Self Isolate, by Track and Trace or is sent home from school (even secondary school), where possible they need to stay away from others in that household as much as possible. We understand that it can be very tricky but we need to try and keep everyone in our families as safe as possible.
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19 the common symptoms are a recent onset of:-
· a new continuous cough
· a high temperature
· a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
They must not come to school and you should arrange a test via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirustest or by calling 119.
Please let us know if your child has gone for a test and the outcome positive or negative so we can help keep the rest of the school community safe. Even if your child is feeling better, please keep them at home until you have the result of the test.
No Carers/ Parents in School
Warwickshire County Council have requested that no carers/ parents should be coming into school during the current crisis unless it is an emergency. Please keep all communication via telephone or email, and use SIMS Pay.
We have still only received a small number of Data Collection sheets that were issued on 6th November 2020 that have been checked, amended where necessary by carers/ parents, and returned. If there is an emergency and we don't have the right contact numbers, we will struggle to contact you.
Christmas Cards for Classes Only
Children are welcome to send Christmas cards to children in their own class if they wish to do so this year. There will be no communal post box. Stamps are not needed and children do not need to send cards if they do not want to.
Children should not hand cards out themselves to any other classes or year groups. We are also suggesting a ‘stick don’t lick!’ method when sealing the envelope. Please stick cards down rather than licking, to limit COVID concerns.
Have a good rest of weekend, and keep yourselves safe.