Thornbury update 14 September



Good morning, All

Thank you very much for a quiet start to the school day.

There was a mixed response to our request for adults to wear face coverings on site - I am sure that some may have not yet seen the email we sent on Friday about pick up etc.

This is not something we can enforce, but we are asking for your support with, due to the site being busy with so many people, and also some of our children, parents and grandparents, and staff having health vulnerabilities.

In the morning, it would be good if you feel you could support this rule, although in general mornings are less risky due to people being more spaced out. We would however, request that all adults wear a face covering at pick up (unless you have a medical exemption), as the site is extremely busy, and there are gatherings near doors, even though people are trying hard to socially distance.

Please also remember not to be on site until your drop off or collection time.

You may have seen in the press that two of our local schools have cases, and it is important that we are all vigilant at this time.

I have also had a concern brought to me about dogs on site or near the bottom gate barking at each other, which is restricting to parents and children using the site. Please could you ensure that there are no dogs on site, and that if you tie your dog up outside the school grounds, it is well away from where children and families are going to be walking. Thank you.

Thank you very much for your help in this matter.

You may be interested to know that there is an app called C-19 ZOE, run by Kings College London, where you can enter any (or none) symptoms each day, and you also have access to their research. For example, this weekend there was an article about early Covid-19 symptoms in children specifically. Thousands of people are using the app, and I understand the company are tracking the data to better predict patterns of infection, and likely outbreaks, as well as advising the Government. The symptom checker is quite useful, and may be helpful, particularly as so many children inevitably have coughs and colds at this time of year. Obviously, the app may not be for everyone, but I thought I would let you know so that you can decide for yourself.

Kind Regards

Mrs Hardisty