16th Mar 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

We at Little Oaks know this is a worrying time for us all and it can all get a bit overwhelming and somewhat confusing with such conflicting advice and news reports.

We are following government advice and opening as normal. We have put measures in place with regard to hygiene and changing the start of the session, by bringing children in individually from the main outside door and washing hands before entering the classrooms to minimise parents and children all squashed in the hall before we open. If a child has developed a new cough since the last cobra meeting (Thursday) then we will either send them home or ask you not to bring your child into school and ask parents to self-isolate for 7 days. If you or your family have or suspect you may have COVID – 19 please let us know so we can follow guidelines.

We are following Government advice daily and will of course update parents as soon as we have anything new to report.

We understand that there will be a Cobra meeting today (Monday 16th March) with regard to the Education sector and we will of course update you on their advice as soon as we know.


Latest Guidance Published 12 March 2020
Stay at home: guidance
For people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

new continuous cough and/or
high temperature

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection
Main messages

if you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, do not leave your home for 7 days from when your symptoms started.
this action will help protect others in your community while you are infectious
plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home
ask your employer, friends and family to help you get the things you need to stay at home
stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home if possible
sleep alone, if possible
wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
stay away from vulnerable individuals, such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, as much as possible
you do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999