Greenwood Academies Trust is monitoring daily updates and advice from the UK Government in regards to the Coronavirus. We are keeping our Principals updated with the Government’s latest recommended measures to keep pupils and staff safe. Although the risk to individuals remains low, and we have not had any issues within our Academies, as always the active involvement of the whole Academy community in maintaining good hygiene practices will be vital in minimising the chances of any viruses spreading.
Our Principals will keep pupils, parents and staff advised of any necessary arrangements as soon as practicable in relation to daily Academy activity and any visits overseas. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and issue any updated Government guidance to Principals.
The Department of Health and Public Health England are advising extra precautions for people returning from a number of areas overseas and all our Academies will be following this guidance, which can be found here, along with a list of affected countries. If any members of your family, including pupils, visit any of the listed countries or are visited by people coming to the UK from these countries, they should follow the advice in the link above.
Public Health England Update
The Department for Education (DfE) have launched a new coronavirus (COVID-19) advice service for the education sector, including parents and carers.
Please see the details below:
DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION CORONAVIRUS HELPLINE
8AM TO 6PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY
Public Health England (PHE) says coronavirus presents as: “Flu-like symptoms including a fever, a cough, or difficulty breathing. If you have returned from [an affected area] and develop symptoms, however mild, you should stay indoors and call NHS 111. The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild.”
A number of parents have made enquiries about the educational visits which are, as you would expect, on the academic calendar between now and the summer holidays in July. Unless we are advised otherwise, we will continue to prepare for trips to go ahead. We will also continue to monitor daily advice being provided PHE. We will keep you updated with any developments which impact on our academies.
A link to the information on the DfE website is below: