Holy Rosary Catholic Voluntary Academy

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Coronavirus Update – 17/03/20

Coronavirus Update – Please read carefully – 17/03/20


Following updated advice from the government, we would like to advise you:

  • staff, young people and children should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. Other symptoms may include aching, a sore throat or symptoms of a cold. If you think you or your child have the symptoms, use NHS 111 online in the first instance before calling 111.
  • if staff, young people or children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature (37.8 degrees and above) they will be sent home.
  • pupils who are suspected to have the virus should not return to school until 14 days later – both the pupils and their families should remain at home during this time.
  • clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces more often than usual using your standard cleaning products.
  • supervise young children to ensure they wash their hands for 20 seconds more often than usual with soap and water or hand sanitiser and catch coughs and sneezes in tissues, throwing them away after a single use.


The updated advice can be found here:


We would ask, at this point, that you only enter the school premises if it is essential to do so and when you do, please wash your hands in the accessibility toilet before you enter the main school. If your query can be managed by phone or online, please use this form of communication.


The current government advice remains in place regarding school closures: no education or children’s social care setting should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England. Decisions on future advice to education or children’s social care settings will be taken based on the latest and best scientific evidence, which at this stage suggests children are a lower risk group.


I would like to reassure you that we are taking all the necessary advice from the government, the St Ralph Sherwin CMAT and other sources, to ensure that we reduce the chance of spreading infection within our community.


Thank you again for your understanding and ongoing support.

With best wishes,


Mr Brogan


Links for further information:

Department for Education’s Coronavirus helpline: 0800 046 8687 - if you have any questions

about the Government’s response to Coronavirus in relation to schools.