You are likely very aware of the outbreak of Coronavirus and the subsequent rise in confirmed cases in the U.K., alongside the government advice on social distancing and self-isolation. At Corpus Christi, we take the health and safety of our pupils and staff very seriously, so we are keeping ourselves, the children and you, up to date with Public Health England on steps we should all be taking.
There is currently no cause for concern at school and we will continue to keep the school clean and the children’s hygiene routines consistent to help prevent the spread of any virus.
Corpus Christi will only be closed if one or more of the following conditions apply:
- Confirmed case of coronavirus involving staff or pupils.
- Government directive from the Department for Education or Public Health England
- If the decision is made by the Government to close schools, then the following steps will be taken:
The decision to close schools will be communicated to parents via the following methods:
- The School website
- Text message
- School Twitter account
- St Helens Council and local media websites
- Your child’s education is important and we want to ensure that packs of work/activities/links to websites are given to your child to complete if they are required to stay at home. These can be found for each year group in the drop down menu on the left hand side of the page, under Learning at Home.
Please continue to use the up to date information that is provided by the following websites regarding the current COVID-19 situation.
These official public websites will carry the most up to date news, information and guidance to address any concerns you may have.
Preventing the Spread of Infection
Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
- Wash your hands often – with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol based sanitiser where soap and water is not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If you have a NEW cough or a temperature, self-isolate with all who live in your house for 14 days.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow and throw the tissue in the bin.
Coronavirus – Advice for all early years providers, schools and further education providers from the Department for Education
The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad.
The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting China.
Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area. This can be found at:
Latest information and advice can also be found at:
Advice for parents/guardians
You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.
There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.
We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above.