Dear Parents and Carers
Nothing of substance has changed since our last communication on this matter, but please be assured that we are monitoring all the advice from the Department for Education (DfE) and Public Health England and will take any appropriate actions as and when necessary. For those who are concerned, the DfE has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
- Phone: 0800 046 8687
- Email: DfE.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
As before, latest government information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
We are also aware of some (inaccurate) rumours circulating on social media about the lack of soap in school toilets. We don’t understand where these have come from but want to reassure parents that there is plenty of soap available in all toilets. We know of one dispenser that was broken earlier in the week, but this was fixed within 48 hours and, even in this case, there were other, working, dispensers available in those toilets. As has been the case for some time now (partly in response to issues raised at a parent forum earlier in the year) we have cleaners permanently on duty outside the toilets at lunchtimes and they frequently check the soap dispensers at these busy periods, as indeed they do throughout the whole day.