Covid19 (Coronavirus) Update

13th November 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Tier 2 High Alert

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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update – 13th November 2020

Dear Parents

Please see the latest guidance from the Government: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak?utm_source=12%20November%202020%20C19&utm_medium=Daily%20Email%20C19&utm_campaign=DfE%20C19

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update – 19th October 2020

Dear Parents

COVID 19 – Half Term Information

As we approach half term, I would like to thank you for your continued efforts in fulfilling our community duty to follow the School’s Risk Assessment and the ever-changing Government’s guidance. In order to put the school at community in the best possible position to return after the half term break, please continue to seek out a COVID-19 test, using the website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/, should you become symptomatic with any of the following over the holiday:

  1. A high temperature above 37.8c
  2. A new and continuous cough; and/or
  3. A loss or change in your sense of smell or taste.

Please be advised that you only need to have ONE of these symptoms to trigger the need to have a test.

Should you need to take a test, please inform the school immediately using nurse@stover.co.uk or schooloffice@stover.co.uk.  It is imperative that you inform us as soon as possible, should the test result come back positive.  This will allow the school to go through the process of informing Public Health England and Devon County Council, thereby enabling and supporting the track and trace process.  Please also inform the school of a negative test result.

Finally, can I remind you about the travel restrictions imposed upon residents in England.  I am sure that like myself and my family, that you will be spending time in the locality and not going overseas.  If you are choosing to travel further afield in the United Kingdom, please be mindful of the local restrictions in that area. The Foreign Office has continued with its global advisory against ‘all but essential’ travel, exempting destinations that do not pose an unacceptably high risk for British travellers.   Many overseas travel destinations require a 14-day quarantine period.   This must be adhered to before returning to school.  For the latest information please see the website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-countries-and-territories-exempt-from-advice-against-all-but-essential-international-travel.

Yours sincerely,

Mr RWD Notman

Headmaster

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update – 21st September 2020

Letter to parents from Devon County Council


Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update – 21st September 2020

This Easy Read document is based on Government guidance: Stay
at home: guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus
(COVID-19) infection.


Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update – 14th August 2020


Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update – 1st July 2020

Dear Parents

Summer Provision and School Uniform

The government confirmed this morning the following:

1. “that providers of community activities, summer clubs, tuition and other out-of-school activities will be able to open over the summer, from the 4th July, with safety measures in place” and

2. “that there is no need for anything other than normal personal hygiene and washing of clothes following a day in a school.  Uniforms do not need to be cleaned any more often or differently than usual.”

If you require the services of High5 for the summer childcare at Stover School then please contact Ben Knight on ben.knight6@icloud.com or 07812 585992. Please be aware that there are limited numbers for this service in order to ensure that all safety measures are followed.

The Uniform Shop is open through the summer on an appointment system only.  Stock is a little limited at the moment due to the difficulties associated with manufacturing and supplying it to the school.  Please email Sarah Pearce-Edwards spearce-edwards@stover.co.uk with your uniform requirements in advance, and to confirm your appointment.

We will do our very best to continue to update you with any further changes, in a timely manner, as the government inform us of their evolving guidance.

Best wishes

Helen Notman

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update – 23rd June 2020

Returning to Stover in September – Boarding Schools Association Advice

RE: Return to school in September     
We are pleased to let you know that Stover School, like all schools will be looking forward to welcoming back their pupils in the Autumn Term. At this moment in time all Boarding Schools in the UK are awaiting the final guidance with regards to how we can safely bring all children back from all countries.   

As you may already be aware we are following the stringent advice set out out by the Boarding Schools Association COVID Charter, see attached, and we have excellent supplies of PPE (face masks, gloves, aprons, visors and googles) for staff and pupils, should it be needed and a clear plan set out with our School Nurse, should we need to isolate any child with symptoms of COVID-19.  We have planned for a quarantine situation and this will be offered to all international boarders, without charge, if required. 

Yesterday the Boarding School Association sent out their update to include advice about plans for booking return flights to the UK. Their advice at this moment in time is:  “The BSA advises that where possible schools should resist making any concrete plans until the detail of the review is complete”​.  All schools are expecting this review to be completed in the next 10 days. We ask that you do not change your flights or make any travel arrangements until that time. 

We all fully understand that this is very unsettling and the Boarding Schools Association are in discussions with the Government regarding how difficult it is for everyone to plan. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.  We will continue to look after your child in the very best way that we can.  As soon as we have confirmation about the requirements for travel and the return to Stover School we will communicate them to you. 

With very best wishes. Stay safe and keep well. 

Helen Notman (Head of Boarding) & Emma Schramm (Registrar)


Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update – 18th June 2020

Government Guidance – What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 18th June 2020

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update – 3rd June 2020

Government Guidance – Opening schools and educational settings to more pupils from 1 June: guidance for parents and carers.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/reopening-schools-and-other-educational-settings-from-1-june

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update – 3rd June 2020

Government Guidance – What parents and carers need to know about schools, colleges and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update – 21st May 2020

Useful updates and links –

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-primary-school-children-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19


Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update – 21st May 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians, I hope that this email finds you and your families well. I am writing to you following the interest you expressed in your child returning to school from June 1st. A meeting of the Board of Governors was held on Wednesday 20th May to discuss the relevant issues related to the phased opening of schools and agree on the best course of action for the school and its pupils to take. The governors took particular note of:

  • The high quality of our on-going, online interactive learning provision and the fact that it would be compromised by the demand on staff to be physically present in school to teach pupils
  • The small number of pupils that have expressed an interest in returning, when weighed against the majority who wish to continue with online learning from home
  • The stringent and prescriptive governmental advice related to re-opening, which severely compromises the quality of the experience returning pupils would be subjected to (see previous emailed information regarding the prospective return to school for Nursery, Reception and Year 1, 6, 10 and Year 12 children)
  • The wider context, in respect of decisions that are being made by local authorities and other schools and the current general advice on social distancing.

As a result, the Governing Body has concluded that the school will not open for Nursery children at this stage. The reasonable view is that for this age group, no sense of social distancing can be fairly implemented and therefore safety for supervising staff and pupils is compromised. 

For all other relevant age groups (Reception, Year 1, 6, 10 and Year 12), the Board concluded that on balance, it is not beneficial to reopen the school at this stage for direct teaching. Instead, supervision for pupils still interested in returning will be provided, following the Government guidance where reasonably possible, to enable those pupils to continue to follow the school’s online learning provision at school. 

As per the Government requirements at this stage, this would be a five-day week for Preparatory School children. Supervision for Senior School pupils would be solely on a Monday, in term time, in order to satisfy the Government requirement for “some face to face contact to supplement online learning”. 

Pupils will be supervised by one teacher, in one room, in age-appropriate, mixed year groups, with a maximum number of 15 in each group. They will not be able to socialise with other groups, pupils or staff who are present in the school and will have a designated outside area for break times, again, where mixing of groups will not be permitted. Each group will have a specific drop off area and access door to enable them to move to and from their group room. Meals will be packed lunches and will be delivered to the designated group room. Stringent washing and cleanliness protocols will be followed. These measures are in line with Government guidance, as far as reasonably possible. 

Any attending families who are interested in their children attending the group supervision sessions hosted at school will receive a full risk assessment, which attempts to mitigate the risks as far as is possible. It will layout all of the requirements and guidance in much more detail than in the previous paragraph. They will also receive an amended Behaviour Policy, which must be strictly adhered to in order to keep all staff and pupils, who are on-site, as safe as possible. They will receive clear and strict instructions regarding drop-off and pick-up and finally will be asked to fill in and submit a self-declaration for all members of the household regarding clinical vulnerability. 

As per the school’s previous and recent correspondence, we will continue to attempt to keep the school community as safe as possible in order to try and mitigate the risk of transmission and infection of the novel coronavirus. However, it must be acknowledged that the movement and gathering of groups of people do increase the risk, compared with staying isolated and at home. To this end, attending families will be asked to sign a proforma stating that they recognise this fact. 

Please confirm that you would still like your child/ren to attend school from June 1st by emailing Mrs Martin for Preparatory School children (fmartin@stover.co.uk) and Mrs Symons for Senior School children (hsymons@stover.co.uk), by Friday 22nd May at midday. This will allow us the half term week to make the necessary arrangements and adjustments to the site and be fully prepared for June 1st. 

Following this, we will ask you to confirm the exact dates on which you would like your child/ren to attend, to enable us to safely staff the supervision of those pupils. 

Should Government policy and advice change in the meantime, regarding the phased return of pupils to schools, we will contact you with the relevant information. I wish you a very enjoyable half-term break. 

Kind regards, 

Mr. RWD Notman                              Mr. Stewart Killick Headmaster                                        Chair of Governors


Covid19-19 (Coronavirus) Updated – 18th May 2020

Please note the additional change in the highlighted symptoms as determined by the Chief Medical Officer:

“Anosmia is the loss of or a change in your normal sense of smell. It can also affect your sense of taste as the two are closely linked”.

For more information please use The Public Health England Coronavirus Resources available free using this link. 

https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/Symptoms/resources/


Parent Update – Covid 19 – 14th May 2020

Dear Stover Parents & Carers,

I hope this letter finds you and your family well.

You will no doubt be aware of the various government announcements this week relating to a phased re-opening of schools.

They have proposed that from the 1st June, subject to cases of Covid-19 continuing to decline, pupils in the Nursery, Reception, Year 1, 6, 10 and 12 groups might return to school, in some capacity, with a number of detailed controls in place. At this stage, pupils in other year groups have to remain at home and in receipt of online learning.

We will continue to deliver our virtual provision to the very best of our capability and with regular teacher interface, until we are instructed to do otherwise.

At the present time, we are receiving daily updates to the phased return advice, and will of course amend our position in light of these and inform you of any salient changes.

If you would like further information the relevant government documentation can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-educational-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020

Kind regards and best wishes

Richard Notman

Executive Head Teacher

Stover School


Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Updated – 25th March 2020

Letters to Parents


Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Updated – 25th March 2020

Key Worker Parents – Social Distancing

This afternoon we received further information from the Government regarding implementing social distancing in education and childcare settings.  Please see the link for the full document: HERE

Recognising what was required from the outset we have met these guidelines and have small groups of children together; deep cleaning happening every evening and good hygiene is being practised.

Please can I draw your attention to those people within our community that we must shield in order to keep them safe.   Our staff completed an audit to this effect last week, hence having a skeleton staff available to volunteer to support our provision.  Parents are asked to consider if they have vulnerable household members to consider the risk.  In the Pre-prep provision there are some very young children for whom it will not be possible to understand fully and follow the instruction of social distancing. 

No staff member will be allowed to attend the key worker provision if they feel unwell. Similarly, we ask that no child should be sent into school with any possible symptoms.  This will enable the school to continue to provide its key worker provision.  I am sure that you will adhere to the social distancing guidelines yourself and kindly ask that you adhere to these when dropping off your children at school.

I hope that you have received my note about siblings (See documents below) – do let us know if you require that service and I am aware that a number of you have enquired about Easter provision and travel.  These will be discussed over the next day and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Once again, thank you for all that you do.

Richard Notman

Headmaster


Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Updated – 25th March 2020

Public Health England guidance on protecting people most likely to get very poorly from coronavirus (shielding).


Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Updated – 19th March 2020

Dear Parents,

As you will be aware from the Prime Minister’s announcement on Wednesday evening, all schools in England will be closing at the end of day, on Friday 20th March, until further notice. There is an exception for parents who qualify as a key-worker. If this applies to you, please contact the school office using schooloffice@stover.co.uk before 10.00am on Friday 20th March. This will enable us to organise a suitable childcare provision for the coming week.

The Government also announced that “GCSE and A Level examinations will not take place in May and June”; we await further clarification on this matter.  As yet, we do not know what form of assessment will be applied instead or whether examinations may be held at a later date. Similarly, we await confirmation on whether we will be returning to school after the Easter break. It is therefore important that Year 13 and Year 11 pupils continue with their planned work and revision as usual, over the Easter break and beyond.

Academic provision

Next week, leading up to the Easter holiday, all Year groups will be carrying on with their educational provision using ‘distance learning’. Classes have already been prepared for this eventuality, and informed how they will be accessing their work from home. In order to apportion study time appropriately, we advise all pupils to follow their usual timetable, as near as possible, day by day. Copies of year group timetables are attached for your reference.

All teachers have let their pupils know how to access work for classes via the school portal, as detailed in the ‘remote learning’ section of the school website (where there are direct links), and in the attachment to the e-mail to parents titled COVID-19 (coronavirus) Senior School update 13th March 2020, sent on the 13th March.

Pupils will be using a mixture of:

  1. Class work and instructions in the Everyone (Y:) drive of the Stover intranet system, where folders are organised as Senior School / Year / subject / class.
  2. ‘Google Classroom’ (using the specific code issued by the class teacher).
  3. Specific websites such as Sparxmaths, Kerboodle, BBC bitesize etc., as directed by the class teacher.
  4. Specific issues may be addressed by e-mail, using teachers’ and pupils’ school e-mail addresses, or parent e-mail addresses as appropriate.

Queries can be answered via Google Classroom, or by e-mail and work can be returned for marking and feedback by these means or saved to the pupil’s home directory / my documents.

Pupils have already been advised to gather all text books and notes etc. and to make sure they have all the resources they will need at home for the next week.

If pupils have missed any instructions or explanations they can e-mail staff directly. A list of staff e-mail addresses can be found on the school website under: contact us / teaching staff contacts.

In the event of school closure after the scheduled Easter holiday, further details about our remote learning procedures will be e-mailed to you. At this stage we will enable virtual classrooms and real-time teacher interaction and assessment, to mirror as closely as possible our normal approaches to personalised learning.

Contacts

During the school’s enforced closure communication will primarily be by e-mail:

For the School Office & general enquiries, please email schooloffice@stover.co.uk

For Admissions please email registrar@stover.co.uk

For Finance please email accounts@stover.co.uk

For the Headmaster’s PA please email kporter@stover.co.uk

For further contacts, email addresses and updates on the current situation, please visit our website at www.stover.co.uk

For any pupils who need support in accessing on-line material, such as a password change or technical help, a help desk will be available throughout normal school hours at ictsupport@stover.co.uk or icthelpdesk@stover.co.uk (both addresses link to the same place).

If you wish to speak to someone urgently please ring 01626 354505.

Kindest regards and the best of health over this uncertain time,

Mr Richard Notman

Headmaster


Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update – 18th March 2020

Dear Parents,

You will no doubt be aware of the Government announcement to close all schools at the end of play on Friday 20th March 2020.

The Senior Leadership Team will send you a detailed message tomorrow morning regarding the implications for Stover School pupils. 

Thank you for your patience in the meantime.

Kind regards

Richard Notman
Headmaster


Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update – 17th March 2020

Dear Parents

We would like to remind you of the updated guidance from the government: “if you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill”

Please follow this carefully to help protect our school community.

May I thank those parents and families that responded to our requests for your child to go home yesterday, understandably we will make the same decisions today, even if symptoms seem mild.

We appreciate that these directives are inconvenient, but they are essential if the spread of the COVID-19 virus is going to be controlled but throughout the school and community at large. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Best wishes – look after yourselves and each other.

Richard Notman

Headmaster


COVID-19 (coronavirus) update 13th March 2020

Following the latest government update, we are continuing to assess the situation with regards to COVID-19.

Please can we remind you of the new advice from Public Health England:

  • Individuals that have a new cough or a temperature of 37.8c or above are asked to self-isolate at home for a minimum of 7 days. Individuals that have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 are asked to self-isolate at home even if they are symptom free.  You should follow the advice sheet CLICK HERE

The school has been in contact with Edwin Doran the tour operator for the South Africa trip and Camps International regarding the Uganda trip who will be producing a plan and advice for the school in the near future.

We ask that you carefully consider any travel plans over Easter. Please review the information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus. Note that there are a number of countries that will not allow UK residents to cross their borders, so check the travel advice from the FCO regarding individual countries https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

We continue to be in regular contact with Public Health England and the Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline and will reflect any of the medical advice given.  Finally, we re-iterate the “Catch It – Kill It – Bin It” campaign and the advice about washing hands thoroughly and frequently CLICK HERE

All school events are being reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  In order to protect our community, decisions may be taken to cancel or postpone and we thank you for your understanding and support with regards any changes to the calendar.

We are well-prepared, should the government make the decision to close schools, and from Monday 16th March there will be 2 week programme of online education available, to provide education up to the Easter break.  These materials will be updated after the Easter break, if necessary.  Any pupils who are isolating due to a new cough or a high temperature may wish to access these materials, if they feel well enough to do so. You may be aware that the pupils have been practising accessing online platforms. Further details will follow to support any on-line education after Easter should the school be directed to close.  Please see the relevant guidance attached to this email.

Kind regards,

Mr RWD Notman, Headmaster


COVID-19 (coronavirus) update 6th March 2020

We are continuing to assess the situation with regards to COVID-19. Please can we remind you of the following advice from Public Health England:

  • Individuals that have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 are asked to self-isolate at home even if they are symptom free and follow the advice sheet.  Please also inform the school with immediate effectCLICK HERE
  • Family and friends who have not had close contact with the original confirmed case do not need to take any precautions or make any changes to their own activities. 
  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people if you have travelled to the UK from Iran, Hubei province in China, special care zones in South Korea and lockdown areas in Italy even if you do not have any symptoms.
  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people if you have travelled to the UK from the following places in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath even if your symptoms are mild: mainland China outside of Hubei province, South Korea outside of the special care zones, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Italy outside of the lockdown areas.

Open Day will be as usual tomorrow. To reassure you all, the school has taken extra-precautions of writing and speaking with all the pre-booked families that are visiting and will complete checks regarding coronavirus with all the families that show up on the day.

The vast majority of external events and fixtures will continue as normal, however all events involving external partners are being reviewed case-by-case. In order to protect our community, decisions will be taken to cancel or postpone a number of events and we thank you for your understanding and support with regards any changes to the calendar.

The rest of the school will continue as normal, in light of the advice outlined above.

We ask that you consider your plans over Easter with regards to the advice above, particularly if planning trips to Italy or other listed areas. Please review the information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office CLICK HERE

We continue to be in regular contact with Public Health England and the Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline and reflect any medical advice given. Finally, we re-iterate the Catch It- Kill It – Bin It campaign and the advice about washing hands thoroughly and frequently CLICK HERE

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.


Yours sincerely,
Mr RWD Notman, Headmaster


Dear Parents,

COVID 19 – coronavirus update 2nd March 2019

You may have heard that there has been a confirmed case of coronavirus in Churston Ferrers Grammar School.   Parents of that school have been contacted about next stages and about the school re-opening.  All four new cases have been confirmed by the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Whitty as having recently travelled from Italy.

A number of Stover families have children that also attend Churston Ferrers Grammar School and understand that this is a worrying time.  Please can we remind you of the following advice from Public Health England:

  • If you have returned from Northern Italy since February 19th and develop symptoms, however mild, you should call NHS111, stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people.  You do not need to follow this advice if you have no symptoms.
  • Individuals that have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 are asked to self-isolate at home even if they are symptom free and follow the advice sheet as well as inform the school with immediate effectHERE
  • Family and friends who have not had close contact with the original confirmed case do not need to take any precautions or make any changes to their own activities.

We remind you about effective hand hygiene and to follow the guidelines on the attached poster.

We continue to be in regular contact with Public Health England and the newly established Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline.  Any decisions will be informed by the medical advice that we receive. 

In order to be proactive and to follow containment advice we have made the decision to postpone all of our sporting events from this evening.  We understand that this might be disappointing for some of our pupils and we will review this at the end of the week.  The rest of the school will continue as normal, in light of the advice outlined above.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Mr RWD Notman

Headmaster


Information about COVID-19 (coronavirus)
25th February 2020

This letter is a further update to that issued on 11th February 2020. Based on the scientific advice of SAGE the UK Chief Medical Officers are advising: If you have returned from Hubei province in the past 14 days you should call NHS111 and avoid contact with other people even if you do not have symptoms. If you have returned from Iran, the lockdown area of Northern Italy, or the special care zones in South Korea since February 19th 2020 you should call NHS111 and avoid contact with other people even if you do not have symptoms. If you have returned from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and are experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, stay indoors and call NHS111, even if symptoms are mild. If you have returned from Northern Italy (not including Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Mayanmar since February 19th and develop symptoms, however mild, you should call NHS111, stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people. You do not need to follow this advice if you have no symptoms.

For further information please use the following links https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china for updated information about travel to China https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public for updates about the COVID-19 which are published daily after 2pm https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for current advice for those coming from a coronavirus affected area or displaying symptoms.

Easter travel At this point in time, the advice remains about travel over the Easter break for all pupils, boarders or otherwise, to not make plans that involve travel to China, Thailand, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau, whether this is to visit families or for recreation. This includes travel that might have a stop-over in these areas. We ask that you review your travel itinerary and follow this advice carefully. It is highly likely that matters will be different by then as the situation continues to evolve. The risk from the virus might have completely abated, or the list of countries where travel is not advised might have increased considerably.

Any boarder or day pupil that chooses to return to any of the countries listed above will be required to self-isolate for 2 weeks before returning to school. This also extends to any overseas visitor to school, parent or otherwise that is from the above countries. The school’s current advice regarding travel to the areas of Japan, South Korea, Iran or Italy is to limit this to essential travel only and essential visits from others. Individuals that have been in these affected areas in the last 14 days are advised to stay at home if they develop symptoms and to call NHS 111. We recognise that this exceeds the advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, but we must take reasonable measures to protect the school community and plan for what could happen. What to do if you become unwell and believe that you have been exposed to COVID-19 (either through travel to China and other affected countries or contact with a confirmed case) Call NHS 111, or 999 in an emergency and explain which country you have returned from in the last 14 days.

People who become unwell are advised not go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital. Individuals that have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 are asked to self-isolate at home even if they are symptom free and follow the advice sheet https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-self-isolation-for-patients-undergoing-testing/advice-sheet-home-isolation

It is important that children and young people know to tell a member of staff if they feel unwell. Family and friends who have not had close contact with the original confirmed case do not need to take any precautions or make any changes to their own activities. As you can appreciate this advice is subject to change and we will continue to update you on this matter.

Yours faithfully

Mr RWD Notman

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