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Coronavirus Update

OVPA are following guidance, from both the Government and TKAT, about how to tackle Coronavirus. We have been supporting the pupils in correct and frequent hand washing. Hand sanitiser dispensers are available in classrooms and the school hall. Cleaning has been focused on ensuring hard surfaces are addressed daily, particularly including desks, door handles, light switches, lockers and toilets. To date, we have not had any confirmed cases of Coronavirus. Some families have been proactive in visiting their GP or calling 111 if they are worried about any symptoms. We will inform you immediately, if we have any confirmed cases of the Coronavirus within our school.

Currently, we have not been advised to close the school. However, we have been asked to prepare for school closure by getting our remote systems in place to work and communicate from and prepare learning opportunities for the children to participate in at home.

We will keep you up-to-date with any further guidance or changes.

Here is the Government’s Action Plan and some guidance on hand washing. Please speak to us if you have any concerns about your child and support us with regular and thorough hand washing please.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Jo Campbell – Headteacher

Government coronavirus action plan

The government coronavirus action plan sets out what the UK has done to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), and what we plan to do next. 

The situation is constantly reviewed and action informed by expert science and advice, guided by the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Scientific Adviser.

The action plan can be found here: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan

Action plan recap

The action plan sets out a four-phased approach in response to coronavirus – Contain, Delay, Mitigate, and Research, based on the latest scientific evidence.

How to wash your hands properly

Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.
Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU

Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg

Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

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