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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

 

17th March 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

In line with the latest advice from the government and the Department for Education, St. Monica’s School will remain open unless otherwise instructed by our local Public Health England Protection Team.

 

In school we are taking measures to protect the children and staff as much as possible. These include:

 

 · Children and adults to wash hands at playtime, lunchtime and after going to the toilet, coughing and sneezing.

· Signs reminding children and adults about handwashing

· Children and adults are being encouraged to cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin (catch it, bin it, kill it). Tissues are available in every class and area of school.

· Soap supply checked regularly.

· Staff have explained and regularly remind children about the importance of handwashing, how to wash thoroughly and also to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

· Key areas in school are being regularly cleaned and disinfected e.g. door handles

· No whole school assemblies being held.

· Large group gatherings of parents/carers will be limited within school.

 

If your child develops a new continuous cough or high temperature, inform school and keep them off for 14 days.

Further information can be found at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

As a precaution the decision has been made to cancel the following:

 

  • EYFS / KS1 Mass - Friday 20th March
  • Phonics meeting for parents – Friday 20th March
  • Movie night – Friday 20th March
  • School/parish prayer – Thursday 26th March
  • Violin concert – Thursday 26th March
  • Stations of the Cross – 8th April
  • Whole school Mass – 9th April
  • Easter Cantata – 9th April
  • All after school activities

 

 We are keeping up to date with information and following any advice from the government and Trafford. If we have any changes, we will let you know as soon as possible. This is a rapidly changing situation and are trying to continue as normally as possibly for the sake of the children.

 

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

 

 

Mrs Davies

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