Fri 20 Mar 2020 (C. McCall)
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Thank you for your patience, we very much appreciate it!
I am sure you will appreciate that the ever changing COVID 19 situation has had a huge impact on all of our lives and the last few weeks in school have been very challenging for us all, including the staff, children and their families.
We have done everything possible to minimise the effect on the children’s learning and wellbeing and have been very busy preparing for possible school closures.
Following the decision by Welsh Government today, the school will be closed from the end of the school day on Friday 20th March.
Please refer to the Minister for Education's statement below:
Children will be sent home today with home learning packs and additional information will be posted on the class pages on the school website.
We are also setting up Microsoft teams for older pupils in KS 2 and will forward relevant information to pupils and parents by email.
If you have any queries or concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will endeavour to keep you fully informed of any developments by email or posts on the school website.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
Public Health Wales up to date advice.
Bridgend County Borough Council’s primary concern is for the safety of children in our schools and we will continue to act in their best interests.
While the situation regarding coronavirus is developing quickly, please be assured that the local authority is working closely with schools, Public Health Wales and Welsh Government in order to implement any necessary measures to protect pupils, staff and visitors from the spread of coronavirus.
While there are currently no identified cases in Bridgend, your child’s school is following specific advice issued by Welsh Government in relation to the management of coronavirus in schools.
National advice, as of today (12 March 2020), remains very much a case of ‘business as usual’, but I wanted to reassure you that the local authority is closely monitoring developments, both locally and nationally. In this respect, the local authority is currently developing a strategy to ensure that effective plans and resources are in place to respond appropriately to this changing situation.
For information, there is a range of advice available to the public on the Public Health Wales, Welsh Government and UK Government websites in relation to coronavirus.
In addition, more specific advice for parents and carers can be found on the Public Health Wales website and I would encourage you to access this routinely. Further general advice in relation to travel to or from the UK can also be found on the website of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
In the meantime, your support as parents/carers is critical to our strategy to fight the spread of coronavirus. I can only reiterate that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus through good hygiene.
Therefore, please advise your child to wash their hands:
Please also advise your children to:
If you are worried that your child may be symptomatic for coronavirus, please call NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 or 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.
Please be assured once again that the local authority is taking all possible steps to respond to this situation.
L. I. Harvey
Lindsay Iorwerth Harvey (Mr)
Corporate Director – Education and Family Support