You will be aware that the rate of Coronavirus infection is increasing in Birmingham and as a result, tighter restrictions are coming into force.
What does this mean for your child?
Cherry Oak School remains open for all pupils.
As all pupils are below year 7, no pupils will wear a face covering in school. Staff will wear face coverings when moving around school, for example in corridors and communal areas where social distancing cannot easily be maintained. They will continue to wear PPE when working directly with children, for example with personal care tasks.
If your child has a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a change to their senses of taste or smell, DO NOT SEND THEM TO SCHOOL.
Stay at home and ring 119 or go to www.nhs.uk/coronavirus to arrange a test. They must isolate for 10 days or until their test result comes back negative. Other household members must isolate for 14 days. Please refer to the table of guidance of different scenarios.
If your household is isolating, you cannot come out to drive your child to school.
If your child develops symptoms at school, they will be kept in isolation and you need to collect them immediately and arrange for them to have a Coronavirus test.
Please assist us to stop the spread of the virus by limiting to one, the number of adults accompanying a child to school. Please maintain social distancing from other parents, staff and children when you are dropping off / picking up your child. All school visits are strictly by appointment.
Remember that frequent, rigorous handwashing for at least 20 seconds with soap and water is the best way to control the virus.
HANDS - wash your hands
FACE - cover your face
SPACE - leave enough space between yourself and others