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Covid-19 Update: March 25th 2020

 

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 Below is a letter sent by Chancellor David Finch:

 

Coronavirus

 

Dear resident,

I have never written to anyone on a more important subject. I would ask that you please take a moment to read this message.

We are facing the biggest challenge of our times. Coronavirus is a killer. If we do nothing, 500,000 people across our great country will die.

But that horrendous outcome will not happen, provided we act.

The Government has issued good advice. But not all of us are following it.

This is not good enough. We MUST heed the advice from Government.

It is simple. And it is in our hands.

STAY HOME. SAVE LIVES.

Across Essex this weekend, we have seen people behaving in a way which was very much like going about their usual business.

I will be blunt. This is not acceptable.

We MUST socially distance.

Even though some schools across Essex will stay open, you should ONLY take your children to them, if you have been notified that you are a critical worker AND if you absolutely have NO other option.

The NHS

If the epidemic peaks, as it has in Italy, which has a world-class health system, the NHS will be overwhelmed.

We must not allow the ‘peak’ of the epidemic to outstrip the NHS’s capacity to care.

Every single one of us can ensure that this nightmare scenario does not happen.

In China, and South Korea, the spread of the virus has been kept in check because Governments have acted quickly enough, and people have followed advice. We must follow suit. Our great County of Essex has always risen to the challenges over the decades. This is the greatest one of our times.

Please, follow the advice. Stay Home. Save Lives. #StayHomeSaveLives

Cllr David Finch, Leader, Essex County Council

Dr Mike Gogarty, Director of Public Health, Essex County Council

The latest advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) is available on the Public Health England (PHE) and NHS websites.

You can find out about impacts on our services on the Essex County Council website.

 
 
   
 

Milldene is committed to providing a safe place for the children of parents/carers who meet the critical key worker criteria for as long as it is needed. However, we would respectfully ask that, as per the guidance, in order to protect families, staff and the wider community, you only use this provision if absolutely necessary and NOT if your child should be self isolating.  Please click HERE for more information from Clare Kershaw, Director of Education.


 If parents think they fall within the critical categories previously communicated, they should confirm with their employer that, based on their business continuity arrangements, their specific role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service. Headteachers are entitled to ask parents to verify their critical worker status.

We respectfully request that you do inform us in advance (via the form that was issued on Friday if at all possible) as we will be running a skeleton staff and it will be much harder for us to accept children that we have not been notified of in advance.

Once again, thank you for your continued support at this unprecedented time.

If you would like to help the community through this unsettling time, please click HERE to find out how.  

Kind regards

Mrs S Locke

 

New guidance for households with symptoms

Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

·         if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started

·         if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

·         for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.

The symptoms are:

·         A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)

·         A new, continuous cough

The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:

·         https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

The Prime Minister’s statement from Monday 16 March can be found here:

·         https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-statement-on-coronavirus-16-march-2020

 

 

 

Milldene Primary (judged 'Good' in every category by Ofsted) is a warm and friendly school in the heart of Tiptree.

'Classrooms are a hive of purposeful activity because pupils' very positive attitudes to learning mean they approach every new day with a thirst for new knowledge ..... Milldene Primary has improved significantly since the previous inspection.'  (Ofsted Report November 2016)

Our enthusiastic teaching staff offer a vibrant curriculum coupled with a nurturing learning environment to ensure each pupil reaches their full potential. Through working in partnership with parents, we believe we can really bring out the best in every child, both in their social and academic development.

Find out more about our school community on these webpages.

If you would like further information, please do contact me, via the school office.

Mrs Susan Locke

Headteacher

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