Coronavirus

Re-opening Year 10 and Year 12

Please click on the link to read the update letter from Mr O’Shaughnessy: Re-opening Yr 10 & Yr 12

Update 24th March 2020

The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives

1. STAYING AT HOME
You should only leave the house for one of four reasons:
● Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
● One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household.
● Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
● Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.

For full guidance from the Government, please click the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Update 16th March 2020

Please be aware that following the latest government advice our earlier guidance and the letter from the CEO has now been superseded. Please follow the latest government guidance here and your school website. We intend for schools to be open as normal and will communicate any changes in circumstances.

Boris Johnson has today stated that if you or anyone in your household has either a high temperature or a new and continuous cough, then you should stay at home for fourteen days.

That means that if possible you should not go out even to buy food or essentials, other than for exercise, and in that case at a safe distance from others.  If that is not possible, then you should do what you can to limit your social contact when you leave the house to get supplies.

What is the Coronavirus:

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It is caused by a virus called coronavirus

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • shortness of breath

But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

How to avoid catching or spreading Coronavirus

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into school/work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin straight and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

What to do if you have symptoms of the Coronavirus

  • ring the school absence line to report your child absent from school: 020 8290 8504 or absence@ravensbourne.info
  • stay at home and avoid close contact with other people
  • do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
  • use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next – they will give advice as to whether you need to continue to stay at home (self-isolate) or if you need medical help

Please click the link below for more information from the Department for Education:

Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline

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