Coronavirus: Latest Advice for Parents

13/03/2020

Latest information from Airthrie

The health, welfare and safety of pupils and staff is the number one priority for Airthrie.  This page has been set up to provide information for anyone at the school with questions or concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19) and to explain the school's COVID 19 planning.   

Please click on the link for general information about coronavirus (COVID-19) - https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

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News:  

Following the Downing Street announcement to move the status of the Coronavirus Action Plan from ‘Contain’ to ‘Delay’, The Government have put measures in place to reduce the rate and extent of the spread of the Coronavirus.

 

To comply with Government advice:

We request that any pupil showing symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and not leave the house for 7 days from when the symptoms started.  This will help to protect others in our community while they are infectious. Please let the office know if this affects you admin.ofiice@airthrie-school.co.uk.

 

What to do if you have symptoms:

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

·         new continuous cough and/or

·         high temperature

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact NHS 111 (follow link for online advice https://111.nhs.uk/) to tell them you’re staying at home and you will not be tested if you self-isolating with mild symptoms.

 

Stay At Home Guidance:

Please click on the link below for some https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 

Travel  Guidance for Education Sector

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/covid-19-travel-guidance-for-the-education-sector

 

Overseas trips for children organised by education settings

The government advises against all overseas education trips for children. This is because trip leaders would face significant challenges in making arrangements to ensure children’s welfare, should adult supervisors or children be required to self-isolate. 

 

Domestic trips for children organised by education settings

The Department for Education is not currently advising against domestic trips (residential and non-residential) for children organised by education settings. However, we will be reviewing our risk assessments to take into account the latest health advice from the NHS https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ and ask that parents who believe their children exhibit symptoms that require self-isolation, do so.  

 

School Closure

We are following the Government’s current advice, which is not to close the school. 


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