• Busill Jones Primary

Important COVID-19 update

Dear parents and carers,

We have always, and will continue to go above and beyond what the guidance for schools tells us to do to try to keep our school community safe and prevent the risk of spreading the virus. However, we can only do our best to stay safe inside the building and on our site. We cannot control or manage what pupils or families do once off site.

We have vulnerable pupils and staff in school and we all rely on everyone to follow the rules set out by the government to keep everyone as safe as possible.

We have set out measures for social distancing on site for drop off and collection of pupils and have asked that all parents and carers wear masks whilst on site.

Please adhere to this and maintain a social distance until you get home. It is not safe to maintain the distance whilst moving around the site, to then congregate in groups on the carpark and pathways leading off our site.

On Monday, the Government introduced a new tier system explaining what is and isn’t allowed depending on the number of cases in the area. We are currently in a HIGH RISK area. Cases in Walsall are high and rising quickly in the community. If cases continue to rise in Walsall we will move to a very high risk area resulting in a lockdown of businesses and a full ban of mixing indoors and outdoors.

We are aware that Facebook is full of conspiracy theories and some people will believe that the virus is not a risk and that measures taken to prevent the spread are unnecessary. However, the science tells us otherwise. Coronavirus is three times more likely to result in death than seasonal flu. Regardless of your personal beliefs about virus, we need you to take it seriously to protect others.

In Walsall, people should not be mixing with other households indoors at any point, even in pubs/restaurants. You should maintain social distancing at all times when out of the house. You can only meet up to 6 people outside, whilst maintaining a social distance.

Please remember, Hands – Face – Space!

1. Wash hands regularly for at least 20 seconds.

2. Wear a face covering when on school site, in shops and other buildings.

3. Maintain a social distance of 2m with all people who are not from your household.

If at any point you, your child or anyone in your household or support bubble develops symptoms of coronavirus, please INFORM US IMMEDIATELY and DO NOT send your child to school.

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

• a new continuous cough

• a high temperature

• a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

Many thanks for your support on this matter

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