We wanted to let you know that we have been notified of an increase in positive cases of Covid 19 in the Annfield Plain and South Moor areas.
We want to take the opportunity to reassure you that we are working closely with Durham County Council and are following their advice around the best way to keep all our staff and children safe.
As is part of our everyday routine already, we will be asking all children to wash their hands regularly and would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of regular 20 second handwashing in the home, particularly when children leave for and arrive home from school. In addition to this, we would like to ask you to support us further by following social distancing guidance when dropping of and collecting your children for home. If you do not have a dedicated childcare bubble, please do not ask other parents to pick up or drop off your children.
If you or your child develops any of the following symptoms: a persistent cough, a temperature or you lose your sense of smell or taste then you should book a Coronavirus test immediately and certainly within the first five days of feeling unwell. You can do this at https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
If you need to self-isolate and are worried about managing at home, then the County Durham Together Community Hub is there to help you with practical support as well as advice about managing financially and ways to continue looking after your physical and mental health while in isolation, this includes information on educational and leisure activities for children, which you may find particularly useful. You can find out more details here: http://www.durham.gov.uk/covid19help
If you have any concerns relating to school, please contact (insert details for the relevant person from your organisation here).
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support during these challenging times and to remind everyone that by following the hands, face, space preventative guidelines, getting tested if you have symptoms and staying at home if you’re asked to, we can all play our part in keeping all of our colleagues, friends and families safe.
(Date of publication: 21/1/2021)