Harvey Waller - Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

I am writing to update you on the current guidance in relation to the Coronavirus and how the school is responding to this.

As you will be aware, the situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing continually. The following link will take you to the latest guidance from the Department of Health and social Care and Public Health England regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please be reassured that we continue to follow all the advice from the relevant Government Departments.

In the event of a pupil or member of staff being diagnosed as having the virus, we will, of course, follow advice provided by the local Public Health England Health Protection Team which will be specific to an assessment of our circumstances and setting.

I appreciate that this is a concerning time given the heightened media attention at present around the virus, but please be assured that we will continue to monitor the situation very closely and will respond accordingly.It is obviously imperative for us to be cautious but to maintain a good sense of perspective at all times.

Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation.

Yours sincerely

Darren Warner-Swann
Head of School

Click here for a PDF version of the above letter

Click here for the latest advice on the coronavirus for places of education

Links to recent posters which have been issued from Public Health England (PHE).

Each poster set includes a version in English and a Mandarin translation.

The new coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan City, China, on 31 December 2019, and has since been detected in travellers to other countries. There are currently three confirmed cases in the UK. The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the international community.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses some causing less-severe disease, including the common cold, and others causing more severe disease such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). People with Wuhan novel coronavirus (WN-CoV), are presenting with a fever, and respiratory symptoms including a cough, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, a sore throat, or a runny nose.

For further information please go to;

It is important to note that as more epidemiology comes to light the guidance and flow charts may change.

Please be aware of the symptoms of Coronavirus and refer to the websites above if you require any further information.