COVID-19 UPDATE 13.3.2020

Following our previous correspondence dated 6.3.2020 regarding COVID-19, we are writing to inform

you of some updates to procedures that will be in place with immediate effect.


Please DO NOT bring your child to the setting if:

  • Your child, yourself or any one in your family is experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • High temperature / Fever
    • Coughing
    • Shortness of breath
  • Your child has been known to be in close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
  • You suspect your child of sickening – whereby they are ‘not quite themselves’ or ‘may be coming down with something’


Please be aware that you will be contacted and requested to collect your child immediately if:

  • Your child develops any of the following symptoms:
    • High temperature / Fever
    • Coughing
    • Shortness of breath
  • Staff are concerned that your child is sickening – whereby they are ‘not quite themselves’
  • Staff believe your child has been medicated to mask symptoms of illness


If any of the statements above apply, children should remain at home for at least 7 days.

Parents and Carers are also advised to self-isolate for this period of time.


We appreciate that these new measures may cause some inconvenience to parents and carers.

However, we ask that you are mindful of the vulnerability of some individuals within our setting and

recognise that we must ensure that we are safeguarding the health and well-being of all our children,

parents and staff as best we can in these uncertain times.


Please be aware The Old School currently remains in open and is operating as usual.

However, should staffing levels become insufficient, emergency staffing procedures and priority spaces may be implemented, as per our Critical Incident Policy (available on our website)

The Old School intends to remain operational until such a time as it is directed to close, or whereby it can no longer operate safely within statutory obligations.


Thank you for your understanding.