Dear All,

Just a reminder that school finishes at 12.30pm next Friday 21st February due to staff training, so only a morning snack is needed (Nieves will have a snack for the Catering children).
We then have our half term holiday and return to school on Monday 2nd March.

A little message from the office:

Dear parents and guardians,

As half term approaches many of us will be travelling both within Europe and possibly wider afield. I just wanted to offer some advice following on from my previous email about staying off school for 48 hours if any of your family or close contact is made with anyone that has a fever.

We are in weekly contact with the Education Department here and with UK Department for Education to gather advice and guidance. Below is an excerpt from the BBC website:

What are the symptoms of coronavirus and what can help stop its spread?
The main signs of infection are fever (high temperature) and a cough as well as shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

Frequent hand washing with soap or gel, avoiding close contact with people who are ill and not touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, can help cut the risk of infection.

Catching coughs and sneezes in a tissue, binning it and washing your hands can minimise the risk of spreading disease.

Anyone experiencing symptoms, even if mild, after travelling from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau, is advised to stay indoors and contact medical services.

A frequent questions is regarding the wearing of surgical masks. The basic mask does not stop bacterial particles getting in but does help prevent a carrier spread a disease.

We will of course keep you advised of any further developments and wish you all a happy and healthy half term.


Have a good weekend!
Miss Pearson

Head of the Infant department

WINGATE SCHOOL