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If your child is displaying a high temperature, a continuous cough or loss of taste or smell-these are symptoms of Covid-19- please seek advice from NHS and ensure to quarantine for 14 days-further advice on our school website and Facebook page.

Corona Update 20th March 2020

 

 

 

RIBBLETON AVENUE

METHODIST JUNIOR SCHOOL

 

 

Address: Emerson Road, Ribbleton, Preston, PR1 5SN         

É  01772 792083

Headteacher: Mrs F Nickson BA Hons PGCE

www.ribbletonavenue-jun.lancs.sch.uk

 

 

Coronavirus Update                    

Friday 20th March 2020 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Many of you will be aware that all schools will be closing from next week until further notice. The Government has asked that a school’s role now changes from Education to supporting Child Care through the Coronavirus period.

 

School will only remain open for the children of Key Workers from Monday 23rd March:

Opening times will be 8.00am to 4.15pm

 

FRONTLINE / ESSENTIAL KEY WORKERS

 

Health and social care:

  • NHS staff
  • Social Workers
  • Care workers
  • Pharmacists
  • Medical and personal protective equipment production

Education and Childcare:

  • School Staff
  • Nursery Staff
  • Social Workers
  • Specialist Educational professionals

Key Public Services:

  • Justice system
  • Religious staff
  • Charities
  • Funeral directors
  • Journalists
  • Broadcasters

Local and National Government:

  • Only administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of COVIS-19 responses

Food and necessary goods:

  • Food production
  • Processing and distribution
  • Sales and delivery (supermarket and food store workers/delivery drivers)

Public Safety and National Security:

  • Emergency services
  • Police
  • Fire and rescue service
  • Army
  • Prison officers
  • Probation workers
  • Boarder security

Transport

  • Essential transport workers including freight transport (Air, Water, Road, Rail)

Utilities, Communication and Financial Services

  • Banks/Building Societies
  • Oil, gas, Water and Electricity sectors
  • Telecommunications
  • Postal service
  • Waste disposal

 

If you fall into any of the above categories please complete this form https://forms.gle/6gCQVcpFw3e1284E9 or contact school immediately to enable us to plan ahead.

 

This information will be required by midnight on Sunday 22nd March at the latest

 

YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF THAT YOU WORK IN ONE OF THE LISTED PROFESSIONS. ACCEPTABLE PROOF OF PROFESSION COULD BE:

 

  • An identity card from your place of work
  • A copy of your contract of employment
  • A letter from your employer (Letter headed or business stamped)
  • Any other form of documentation that proves you are currently employed in one of the above categories.

 

Only 1 parent needs to be a Key Worker however there is an expectation that where other childcare provision can be made, it should be, to reduce the number of children remaining in school.

 

Childcare provision will be offered to:

 

  • Children who have an Education Health Care Plan
  • Children who are on a safeguarding plan with Children’s Social Care with an assigned social worker.
  • Key Worker Children

 

SCHOOL MEAL ARRANGEMENTS       

 

Meals will be given to children who are in school.

 

The Local Authority and Government are currently planning how families of Pupil Premium Childre will be supported in respect of a meal being provided. This may take the form of food vouchers or a food bank collection system. You will be informed when school receives further directives from the Local Authority.

 

 

Please ensure we have your up-to-date contact details as all communications will be given via text message and the schools website

 

https://ribbletonavenue-jun.lancs.sch.uk/

 

The current isolation advice remains the same:

 

  • If your child or a family member develops a persistent cough, sore throat and fever. The whole family must self-isolate for 14 days.
  • If you are in contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected Coronavirus you should self-isolate for 14 days and inform school.
  • If you, your child or a relative/friend has returned from overseas and will be having contact with you, please inform school.

 

We know that the measures schools are having to take will affect many families. We also know that you will understand why such actions are being taken. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation and look forward to the time we are able to resume normal school routines.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs F Nickson                    

Headteacher

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