Coronavirus (COVID – 19) Information

Information for Parents

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We recommend students, staff and visitors should wash your hands:

  • Before leaving home
  • On arrival at school
  • After using the toilet
  • After breaks or sporting activities
  • Before food preparation
  • Before eating any food, including snacks
  • Before leaving school

It is important that we take all precautions available.

Measures in school

We are encouraging students to maintain good hygiene in school and wash their hands when coming in from outside, before eating, and after using the toilets. We have posters in school reminding students about this and have discussed this in registration with all students. We have hand gel available in school and encourage students to use this to sanitise their hands if they are unable to wash them with soap and water. It is very helpful if students can use their own sanitiser rather than rely on the school’s supply, but we understand that this is challenging. Our cleaners are working very hard to ensure that surfaces, door handles and banisters are kept clean.

Minimising risk

In addition to hand washing, there will be no trips and events at school over the coming weeks and months so as to avoid additional transmission of COVID 19. We will update you if things change.

Managing absences

Due to self-isolation rules we anticipate that both student and staff levels of absence are likely to increase at points in the coming weeks. We will ensure that appropriate staffing levels are maintained in accordance with guidance and that as far as possible normal routines are observed and followed. Please continue to advise us of absences in the usual way and any student who feels unwell during the school day should follow our procedures and speak to staff.

Communicating with parents/carers

If you have changed your address or phone number recently please let us have these so that we have the correct details and if you have not signed up yet to SchoolComms please do so.

SchoolComms is our main form of communication with parents. Please use our enquiries email; enquiries@stjohnfisherschool.org.uk or communicate via Schoolcomms or by letter.

To access Schoolcomms either download the app called Schoolgateway to your mobile phone or for laptops and computers sign in to the following website: https://schoolcomms.com/

As a school we are adapting to the guidance and information as it is received and I would like to assure parents that we have contingency plans in place to support our students and staff.