Warn and inform letter January 2022
Tuesday January 11th 2022
Hello everyone and Happy New Year!
As you know, cases of coronavirus are everywhere and nursery staff are required to test themselves twice a week (or every day for seven days if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive).
At the moment we are able to keep the nursery open but this could change with very short notice if staff inform me that they have tested positive or have been told that they have to self-isolate.
It is my intention to keep the nursery open to all children but I have to sure that I have enough staff to keep children safe while they are here. In some circumstances this might mean closing to some children if we don’t have enough staff to open safely.
Only in an absolute emergency will we close to all children.
We do need your help to stay open! Please help us by …
- - Keeping your child at home if they are unwell
- - Getting tested if you, your child or anyone in your family have any of the Covid-19 symptoms and letting us know the results as soon as you can
- - Checking your phone for texts before you come to nursery in case we have a lot of staff off sick or isolating
The government has drawn up some criteria to help us identify the children we would need to stay open for if we weren’t able to have everyone in, such as children of critical workers, working families and families who might need some support for a different reasons. If you think that your child might qualify for a place, please talk to your child’s key person as soon as possible.
We will of course try and give you as much notice as possible if anything changes and we really hope that we can continue to keep the nursery open to everyone!
Please come and talk to myself or Dimitrios or to your child’s key person if you have any questions.
With very best wishes
Cathryn, Head teacher
Main Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms in children (NHS website)
- - A high temperature
- - A new continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
- - A loss or change to the sense of smell or taste – this means that they cannot smell or taste anything or that they smell or taste different to normal
There have been many reports of other symptoms in children including sore throat, vomiting and diarrhea
If you are concerned about your child’s health then please phone 111 or contact NHS 111 online – they can talk you through your concerns and give you advice and information about what to do next.
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