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Forest Town

Primary School

Belong, Aim High, Succeed

Coronavirus Update 16/03/2020

Dear Parents/Carers,


As a school, we are continuing to monitor the daily advice on the government’s response to the Coronavirus.  It is important to note that we have been given no indication that our school, or schools in the area, are due to close, however, the Government may use school closures to slow the spread of the virus in the future.  If this is the case, we are developing plans to ensure we have the capacity to provide pupils with work during this time. 


We would appreciate you taking the time to read the advice and act on it as required:


  • Children and adults to have 7 days self-isolation for those with symptoms of a high temperature and/or a new continuous cough.
  • Children will be sent home during the school day if they show signs of these symptoms
  • Parents/carers must inform school if they are returning from a Category 1 or 2 country.  Children and adults must self-isolate for 14 days upon their return from any of these countries.

Information for the general public can be found at


We are reinforcing extra hand washing throughout the day and we are reminding children about sneezing, coughing and blowing their nose, using a tissue and putting it in the bin.


Moving forward, we have made the decision to postpone Friday’s Value and Class assemblies, Midweek Maths and Read Every Friday sessions.  All non-essential meetings, visits and events are being cancelled until further notice and where a child cannot attend school due to illness, self-isolation or family isolation please inform school immediately and the absence will be authorised.  Doors will continue to open at 8:40am.  Please try to time your arrival to coincide with this in a bid to reduce the number of people our children come into contact with.   We ask that parents do not come into school with their child.


We know this is a worrying time for everyone but I’m sure as a community we will work to support each other.


Best Wishes


Mrs Lomas