NMJS: Covid-19 Update 26.01.22
You may be aware that the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 at New Milton Junior School has significantly spiked this week. As a result, there are a number of children and staff self-isolating. At this time the school is still able to fully function and all classes are covered by our own teaching staff. However, there may be some disruption to after school activities and class assemblies in the next couple of weeks.
We will continue to follow all of the DFE guidance ensuring:
- regular deep cleaning
- regular handwashing or use of anti-bacterial gel
- high levels of ventilation throughout the school
- separation of classes and year groups in the school dinner hall
- no mixing of classes or year groups when inside
I am also considering reintroducing year group playtimes and lunchtimes for the next week in order to try and prevent transmission.
As a parent, you can support by testing your child regularly, and keeping your child at home if they either test positive or show any symptoms of Covid-19. Attached to this email is another copy of the letter sent out yesterday, which provides information on what to do if your child has a case of Covid-19.
I am sure that this latest spike is temporary and that if further restrictions are required, they will only be needed for a short period. As always, my main concern is to ensure the safety of the school community and I will continue to monitor the situation and act rapidly on any advice received.
If you have any concerns about this email, please contact me through the school office.
Thank you for your continued support