Please see the Letters page for letter/email sent out yesterday by Mrs Sherlock. It explains current arrangements for 'Home Learning and Communication' for the vast majority of pupils and the arrangements for 'Key Workers and Children in Category 1 and 2' from Monday 23rd March.
You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to because your work is critical to our Covid-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. #stay home save lives
A big thank you to all of those parents/carers who have recommended APPs and home learning links. Over the coming days and weeks, the Web Explorers section of the web site will be being updated including some of your recommendations. Keep looking at this area as it will be updated regularly during the school closure.
Temporary Closure of Eastbrook Primary Academy
As you will be aware, the Government has announced that all schools in England will close temporarily for the vast majority of children from end of the day on Friday 20th March. This decision has been taken on the advice of medical and scientific experts in order to manage the spread of COVID-19 and relieve pressure on the health system. Please see full letter on the letters page.
"Schools currently remain open and will aim to do so until advised by the Department for Education and Public Health England.
However, following the latest government announcement, there has been a change to the advice on self-isolation and vulnerable groups:
- If you and your child are well, please come to school.
- If you or anyone in your household is displaying the symptoms below, then all members of the household should self-isolate for 14 days.
- The symptoms are: a new persistent cough and/or a high temperature.
- The following groups are also requested to remain at home.
- Age >70
- Adults eligible for free flu vaccination due to long-term health condition
- Those who are immunocompromised
For further information, please visit the West Sussex County Council website - which also includes links to the latest government advice.
This is a fast moving situation and we will continue to update when we have more information."
Paul Wagstaff Director of Education and Skills, West Sussex County Council
We continue to take advice from Public Health England and the Department of Education.
At this point, the emphasis in on maintaining hygiene levels. Current advice is for the school to remain open. If you require additional information, please see the letters page where there is both information from the School and from REAch2.
As communication at this time is particularly important, please ensure the school has up to date phone numbers and email addresses.
We will continue to keep you informed.
Thank you for your support.