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HIGH PRIORITY CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Dear Parents and carers,
You all need to be aware of the situation for Monday morning, 23rd March.
I am referring you to Liverpool City Council’s instructions regarding childcare for key workers:
Please note: Corinthian CP School are NOT one of the childcare hubs and therefore we have been instructed to close. Our staff will be redeployed at another hub to provide support in whatever capacity we can.
This is vital:
If you are at all able to keep your child at home safely, you should do so.
Only the children of key workers who have absolutely no alternative for childcare, should attend their nearest hub.
My very best wishes to you all
Please see the following message :
Director of Education, Steve Reddy said: “These are unprecedented times and I would like to thank all schools for their support over the last couple of days in coming up with a list of hubs.
It is really important that people understand that the Government has instructed all schools to close from Friday.
Many were already struggling to continue to provide an education for children due to the number of staff in self-isolation.
We simply can’t keep every school site open because that would not be sustainable, so what we have tried to do is come up with a list of strategically placed sites which we believe can be staffed, at least in the short term.
My appeal to parents is to only take their child to a hub if they are on the list of key workers and they have no other childcare available to them.
I want to be really honest with people: I know that the list of sites is not perfect, and that it will inconvenience some parents, but we are trying to do our very best in what are very exceptional circumstances.
I promise that we will be reviewing the situation every single day and we will let people know if we are able to open more sites, or have to make other changes.
Please keep checking our website regularly for updates and bear with us as we prioritise support for parents whose job is essential to keeping the city functioning and do not have any other available childcare.”
Hubs for children of key workers
Dear Parents and Carers,
Firstly, may I thank you all for your resilience and patience at such a difficult time. Your support has been a great comfort and strength to us all at school. In these difficult times, I have tried my best to provide you with the correct information at the earliest opportunity. As such, I have received the attached communication in the last 20 minutes from Liverpool City Council.
Many of you will have queries and the Council inform me that they will set up a mailbox for you to use to ask any questions. I can direct you to this when it is set up. At this time, we can only provide you with the information given below.
We have retained the information you have provided to us and will pass this to settings as requested.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Following government and Liverpool Local Authority advice, CORINTHIAN CP remains OPEN as usual.
We will be following any developments and will give advice to parents only from official sources: NHS, Gov.UK, Liverpool Local Authority.
The government has provided additional guidance about when to self-isolate and stay at home:
When deciding whether your child should stay at home, please follow this advice, which includes the statement:
““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.”
The listed symptoms are:
1) new continuous cough and/or
2) high temperature
17th March 2020 Coronavirus update from Steve Reddy, Director of Children and Young People's Services
Message from Steve Reddy, Director of Children and Young People’s Services
Dear children, young people, parents/carers and families,
Following my letter yesterday the government has now announced a number of additional measures.
It is important that we all continue to follow the guidance set out by the Government and DfE and make the necessary changes.
Whilst schools remain open some planned activities will inevitably be cancelled.
Schools may well restrict all but essential visitors on to the site.
We will be speaking to Public Health England to consider the implications for children and staff with significant health needs.
Anyone who has high temperature/fever and/or new persistant cough will be required to self-isolate at home for 14 days along with anyone in their household.
We are very grateful for the continued support of all school staff, children, young people and families as we manage these difficult times.
It is important that we continue to work together and support one another.
Director of Children and Young People’s Services.
Covid-19 update 18-3-20
Dear parents and carers, school is open as normal and will continue to operate until advised otherwise by central government. In some instances, classes will be merged, however a limited curriculum offer will remain in place. Once again, could I please remind all parents and carers to use official school channels for updates, rather than unofficial social media channels. This ensures you are getting the right information at the right time. Many thanks.
Firstly, I’d like to thank all parents and children for their fantastic support and calm reaction to the unprecedented events of this week, while the Coronavirus crisis has escalated. It has been a very difficult week, but I would particularly like to pay tribute to the incredible service to the children and local community shown by our amazing school staff, who have worked together to keep school open, positive and optimistic.
As you are no doubt already aware, the Prime Minister announced earlier that schools will be closed from Monday, to all children, except for a specific selection of children. We are currently waiting clarification on exactly which pupils this applies to, but we would ask parents to consider whether the government’s list applies to you and your child.
In the meantime, school remains OPEN tomorrow for all who are able to attend, following government advice on notices in school and on the website. If your child is absent from school, it is so important that you contact us to let us know. If you have already confirmed that your household is self-isolating, you do not need to inform us again, as this covers a 14-day period.
We will continue to follow advice and update you as soon as we can.
Thank you once again for your support and good will.
Guidance on staying at home:
Guidance on social distancing:
KEY WORKERS- URGENT ACTION REQUIRED
Dear Parents and Carers,
Further to the Government’s advice on Key Workers, we need to know how many children this will affect. It is important to note that the priority is to keep as many children at home as possible so as to make social distancing a successful strategy for the whole community.
Therefore, we are asking that as far as possible, IF you can keep children at home and they are cared for then please do.
If however you are unable to do so AND ARE LISTED AS A KEY WORKER, we need to know the name, DOB, and address of your child, along with the class they are in and your role as a key worker. (In due course we will also require details of your employment.)
Please could you email the school account email@example.com as soon as possible so we can collect the information we need to send to the local authority.
I appreciate this is late in the day, however we have only been able to act on government strategy released at 1am this morning.
A further communication will be sent about where education will take place will be issued when Liverpool City Council inform me.