Coronavirus continues to be a concern at this time.
The Government have advised that schools are to remain open.
Ley Top Primary we are receiving daily updates and guidance both from Department of Education and NHS.
We continue to deliver the messages around personal hygiene; particularly regarding hand washing / coughing and sneezing.
Actions Ley Top Primary are taking:
- Everybody in school are asked to wash their hands, on entry into the building.
- Everybody is washing their hands, at least every hour.
- Children reminded to cough/ sneeze into a tissue and put them straight into a bin or into their elbow instead of their hands.
- Everybody is washing their hands if transitioning through the building or outside.
- All assemblies have been cancelled.
- All after school clubs have been cancelled.
- Outside visitors have been asked not to attend school.
- Children will not be going out on trips or attending sporting events.
- Staff will not be attending any training courses or visiting other schools.
- The decision to minimise the risk to children and staff who are attending school, we have taken the decision to reduce the contact with outside people to a minimum.
- Year 4 & 5 swimming lessons have been cancelled.
- Activities are constantly being risk assessed. Some Early Years areas of provision have been removed e.g. water and playdough.
We would ask that you reinforce our messages in your homes:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available,
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Although there are cases within Bradford, we are not aware of any within our school community. Should you show symptoms of the virus - advice is to call NHS on 111 for further advice.
Government guidance advises that if anyone who lives in your family home becomes unwell with a new continuous cough or high temperature, you should all remain home and self-isolate for 14 days. We would be most grateful is you could follow his guidance.
We hope this gives parents some piece of mind, that we are attempting to safeguard our children and staff.