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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information for Parents/Carers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Parents and Carers

Please find below all information relevant to parents, carers and pupils with regard to the Coronavirus.  This page will be regularly updated with information from the Government and Local Authority, as well as from the school directly.

Fri 20 Mar 2020 (C. McCall)

We are aware of some difficulties with the attachments in our emails.  Unfortunately our email system is struggling with the volume of emails that we are trying to send.

 

We have uploaded the information here, please read both documents and email the address provided in the letter if your child requires emergency childcare provision.

 

Thank you for your patience, we very much appreciate it!

Coronavirus Update

Important Update Wed 18 Mar 2020 Mrs A Thomas

Dear Parents

 

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:

 

https://gov.wales/statement-minster-education-kirsty-williams-school-closures-wales

 

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 admin.coychurch@bridgend.gov.uk

 

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.

 

Kind Regards

 

S Hurry

Coronavirus Update

Tue 17 Mar 2020

Letter from Lindsay Iorwerth Harvey (Mr)
Corporate Director – Education and Family Support

Fri 13 Mar 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

 

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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:

  • before leaving home;
  • on arrival at school;
  • after using the toilet;
  • before food preparation;
  • after breaks and sporting activities;
  • before eating any food, including snacks;
  • before leaving school; and
  • on returning home from school.
     

Please also advise your children to:

 

  • avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands; and
  • avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

 

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.

Yours sincerely

L. I. Harvey

Lindsay Iorwerth Harvey (Mr)
Corporate Director – Education and Family Support

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