FOLLOWING THE PRIME MINISTER'S ANNOUNCEMENT ON MONDAY 4TH JANUARY 2021, OUR SCHOOL IS CLOSED EXCEPT FOR VULNERABLE PUPILS AND PUPILS OF KEY WORKERS UNTIL GOVERNMENT ADVICE ALLOWS US TO REOPEN.
If you believe you are a key worker, please check the government's website https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision to check your eligibility.
At Earsham CE VA Primary School, the safety of our whole school community is of paramount importance to us.
We have introduced staggered start times with different entry points to the school building for each class.
All adults are asked to follow the social distancing guidelines and markings set up by the school and wait on the blue lines when collecting or dropping off your child as these are spaced at 2m apart.
Although not statutory we have decided to introduce the wearing of face coverings by staff when welcoming and dismissing pupils at the door. We would also encourage all parents/carers to wear a face covering at these times due to the number of people entering the school grounds at any one time. This is an additional precaution will help to minimise risks further. If you need to come into the school office foyer to talk to the office staff, we would ask that you also wear a face covering.
We ask adults to leave the school site and areas outside of the school grounds straight away. Please ensure that gateways are kept clear for people to enter and exit safely. This is a government recommendation, along with the staggered entry and exit to help to minimise the risk of spreading infection.
In order to keep our whole school community as safe as possible, please can you ensure that your family follow all the latest government guidelines for the national lockdown.
For full details of the current government advice, please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Washing hands (thoroughly with soap and water) following the NHS guidance. Using alcohol-based hand sanitiser gel if soap and water isn't immediately available. everyone should wash their hands on arrival at school, before eating, after coughing or sneezing, after visiting the toilet, as well as at other regular intervals throughout the day.
Catch it, Kill it, Bin it - covering their mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing and putting used tissues in the bin straight away. Always washing their hands afterwards.
Avoid touching the eyes, nose or mouth if they haven't washed their hands.
Wash their hands when they arrive home at the end of the day.