Important update:

16th March 2020

Coronavirus

Given the quickly changing nature of the situation, this advice will be regularly updated and we recommend you refer back to our school website. Hackney Learning Trust is also reviewing guidance daily and updating the school.

Measures taken by the school:

Cleaning – extra sanitation of door handles, fingerplates, door and gate access and handrails, extra sanitisation of toilets throughout the day.

Personal – pupils, staff and visitors encouraged to wash/sanitise hands on arrival and throughout the day especially at lunchtimes. Ensuring there is sanitiser, tissues and hand soap readily available throughout the school.

We have also:

  •  Updated our website:

https://harringtonhill.eschools.co.uk/cms_manage/edit_page/453339 and will continue to do so with advice to parents as well as several messages via email

  •  Undertaken risk assessments to prepare for a case in school should it happen
  •  Undertaken planning to prepare for a school closure should it happen
  •  Developed a network of support with the local borough and Public Health England who are advising us and keeping us informed of updates
  •  Taken steps to reduce the number of visitors coming onto the school site such as supply staff, tutors and coaches
  •  Reviewed upcoming school trips. Each trip will be assessed for possible risks and parents will be notified if they are going ahead or being cancelled
  •  Postponed parents’ meetings and school events, such as learning assemblies and workshops.

We can assure you we have done as much as we can at the moment. The safety of the school community, as always, is our main priority and we will continue to assess the situation and take action as needed.

Current Guidance is as follows:

 Should you suspect you or anyone in your family may be infected follow the guidance;

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

The symptoms are:

o A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)

o A new, continuous cough

 If your child has the above symptoms they must not attend school for seven days. Please call the office to explain your child’s absence so that this may be recorded accurately.

You do not need to call NHS 111 to stay at home. If your symptoms worsen during your stay at home period or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

 People who have been in direct contact with a person who has been confirmed as having Coronavirus must self-isolate for 14 days.

 There is no need to self-isolate if people have not been in direct contact with somebody who has been confirmed as having Coronavirus.

 If somebody has a low immune condition, or an underlying health condition, there is no need to self-isolate unless they develop symptoms of a high temperature or fever and a cough.

 If you are a parent of a child who has a low immune system please monitor your child’s health, closely. Please be assured that staff will monitor children and we will be in contact with you directly if we are at all concerned.