Latest Update: COVID-19
School closure from Monday 23rd March - until further notice
No doubt you will have just read the most recent guidelines and advice from the Government regarding reduced provision in school. Guidance is changing rapidly.
As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. That is why the government has given clear guidance on self-isolation, household isolation and social distancing. The most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear. If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.
That is why the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.
The team at Christ Church have been fantastic and will do their duty, but like you have children of their own placed in critical worker provision.
I am thankful to parents and carers for their patience during this difficult time and their conduct; many have understood the severity of the situation and not taken advantage of the critical worker guidelines, even apologetic and only asking for certain days or hours depending on shift patterns.
So, please seriously consider your requests for child care and in determining whether your role is critical in the response to COVID-19. Where provision is not needed due to shift patterns or days when your child(ren) can be at home and safely looked after then please do this. This means I can reduce staffing levels in school; the less staff and the less children we have in school at any one time will lower the risk.
If you are a critical worker then we are here to help. However, if you are a critical worker and there is a safer option for your child, which aligns with household isolation and social distancing guidelines, then please use it.
The objective of school closure is to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The objective of school opening for child care provision is to allow critical key workers to carry out their roles and combat the spread of this virus. Our provision is a last resort for those parents and carers that have absolutely no other choice.