Coronavirus update - advice for staff

24.03.20:
 
Our schools remain open only for vulnerable children and children of key workers, unless they can be safely looked after at home. This decision will be kept under review. Otherwise, please follow ALL government advice about keeping yourself and others safe and STAY AT HOME.
 

When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the government introduced three new measures  on 23 March:

  1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes

  2. Closing non-essential shops and community spaces

  3. Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public

Every citizen must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.

These measures are effective immediately. The government will look again at these measures in three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.

You can read the full 'stay at home' guidance here:
 
We appreciate that some staff are being asked to continue working during these circumstances to keep our schools open for vulnerable children and to enable key workers whose work is essential to the coronavirus response to remain at work.  We are working closely with the local authority, national employers' organisations and trade union colleagues to minimise the number of staff needed to work and take steps to ensure their safety as much as possible when they are in school.  We are keeping our arrangements under review as the situation develops.  Please contact your headteacher or manager if you have any concerns about your own personal situation.
 
We will keep in touch to support staff and parents/carers during this challenging time for everyone.