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Coronavirus update Thursday 19th March

In line with yesterday’s government announcement, Tunbury will remain open to all children today and tomorrow. From Monday 23rd March, the school will be closed to everyone except children of key workers and vulnerable children.

We are awaiting further clarification from the Government on how these groups will be defined and we expect this information to be published today. Once we receive this information, we will be able to make specific plans for our children, families and staff. This may involve asking you for information about your working status or other circumstances, but please wait for us to contact you regarding this. Like you, we are adjusting to a rapidly changing situation, working within newly announced government guidance that is not yet fully understood. Please be patient with us – we are committed to providing you with regular updates and we do understand that you will have many questions and concerns regarding the current situation.

In terms of delivering learning to children not attending school, our plans are more developed as we have had some time to prepare for this possibility. For children not attending school, learning will be provided via the Learning/Classes section of the school website. To help with this, children should already have brought home the green (FS/KS1) or orange (KS2) blank Home Learning book, together with their log-ins for Mathletics and Purple Mash. Please note: the ‘Home Learning Ideas’ documents already posted to each year group page and stuck into the books are only designed as generic ideas to cover a short period of absence from school. During the closure period, specific learning activities for each year group will be posted to the Learning/Classes section of the school website three times per week. Further details will follow to explain how this will work in practice.

Finally, please continue to follow the NHS guidance (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/), as our main priority is of course to keep everyone safe and well. We are extremely proud of the way in which the Tunbury school community has pulled together during these troubling times, so thank you for your continued support.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

 Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
How long to stay at home

  • if you have symptoms of coronavirus, you'll need to stay at home for 7 days
  • if you live with someone who has symptoms, you'll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms


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