It has been reported this weekend that there has a been a confirmed case of coronavirus at Willow Bank Infant School in Woodley.
Wokingham Borough Council, the NHS and Public Health England are working closely to manage the situation and help reduce the risk of further cases. In our newsletter on Friday, we attached the advice given from Public Health England. Please read and follow accordingly.
Good hygiene is the best prevention and there are some simple steps you can take to protect you and your family by washing your hands regularly and thoroughly, and if you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue and then dispose of it. If you have no tissue, cough into your elbow, not your hands. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
We will be reminding children to use our hand washing facilities, our sterilising anti-bacterial hand gel (which is in all classrooms) and to dispose of tissues into bins. This routine also applies to visitors to our school. The attached posters are clear graphics for all – these are displayed around school. Our cleaning team will use additional sterilising products to enhance our cleanliness even further each night. We are all familiar with the NHS’s “Catch it, bin it, kill it” message that is used each flu season. Please help us by discussing this with your child.
If you think you may have symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), or you or a family member have recently travelled to any affected area, then please call NHS 111 for advice. We know that these are also common symptoms of other winter viruses.
We look forward to another exciting week of learning at St Dominic Savio and it is business as usual. If we receive any further updates we will inform you.
See you all tomorrow.