Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

We continue to closely monitor and implement any required action following the daily Government advice we are receiving. Regular updates from the Principal will be communicated to parents via email and also posted here.

Child care provision from Monday 23 March 2020

What is the School being asked to do?

Schools are being asked to remain open, including over the Easter holidays, for ‘vulnerable’ children and children of critical workers where they can – i.e. where staffing levels allow. At present, we do have the staffing levels to support this but, as ever, this is an ever evolving situation.

This is not a compulsory provision for those eligible pupils, it is an offer. To help contain the outbreak ALL children are still encouraged, where absolutely possible, to stay at home and not attend school settings.

The message from the Government is, ‘every child who can be safely cared for at home, should be.’ We are being told to relay this message very clearly, but will obviously support as much as we can where this is not possible for you.

REMEMBER, THE SAFEST PLACE FOR YOUR CHILDREN IS AT HOME.

Who is eligible for this provision?

• ‘Vulnerable’ children and children of Critical Workers - click for further clarification 

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.

You can only leave your home:

  • to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
  • to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
  • for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
  • to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary
What to do if you have coronavirus symptoms

Continue to stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do: NHS further advice

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Reporting absence

Email osva_attendance@ormistonsixvillages.org.uk

Please provide as much detail as possible about the absence and whether it is related to COVID-19 or an alternative reason. Your support with this will be much appreciated. Please also state your child’s name and year group.