School Remains Open During Lockdown
On Saturday 31 October the Prime Minister announced New National Restrictions, which come into force on Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The government continues to prioritise the wellbeing and long-term futures of our children and young people and will NOT be closing early years settings, schools, further education (FE) colleges or universities. It remains very important for children and young people to attend, to support their wellbeing and education and help working parents and guardians. Senior clinicians still advise that school is the best place for children to be, and so they should continue to go to school. Schools have implemented a range of protective measures to make them safe.
Childcare or education is one of the exceptions that children, young people and parents and carers can leave their home for.
Flanshaw School will therefore remain open throughout the national lockdown and we expect pupils to attend every day to continue with their education.
We continue to follow COVID prevention guidelines in school to ensure the safety of pupils and staff. Please click here to see the school's updated risk assessment.
It is, however, very important that if your child or anyone in your household has any of the following symptoms, you do not come to school:
* A high temperature;
* A continuous cough;
* Any loss of taste or sense of smell.
If you are at all unsure, please seek further advice from the NHS either by using their online symptom checker or by phoning 111. The person with symptoms will also need to arrange a coronavirus test via these channels (phone 119 to arrange a test) and anyone from the same household will need to follow NHS self-isolating guidelines for 14 days or until a negative result is received.
Please continue to follow social distancing guidelines when entering the school site and do not enter school to prevent external transmission risks amongst our staff and pupils. Please phone school with any queries in the first instance or to make an appointment. Please ensure that if you do have an appointment in school that a protective mask is worn at all times.