Family Friday and Bacon Butty Morning – 5th November 2021

A Melrose Learning Trust School
Dear parents/carers. We are so excited to see you all tomorrow.  For those who have placed their orders, Bacon Butty morning will begin at 8.30am and will take place on the school yard.   Following this event, and once children are settled in classes and registers have been taken, Mr Appleby will then invite parents/carers into school (approx. 9.05am).  A bell will be rang to signal the end of the Family Friday session (approx. 9.35am). Similarly to our Family Friday held in October, we want to do this in the safest way possible.  Following a rise in cases in the County Durham area and advice from the Local Authority, please see below guidance that we would like you to follow to ensure everyone enjoys their visit, whilst also feeling safe in our school.
  • We politely request that only one parent/carer is allowed per child.  This will prevent classrooms from being overcrowded.  Parents will not be allowed to move between classes. 
  • In a change from our previous Family Friday, while on site, we ask that you wear a face covering.  These will be provided by school if you do not have one.
  • Following the Bacon Butty morning please sanitise hands upon entry and exit of the building.  There are alcohol hand sanitisers located at the entrance door. Toilet facilities will not be available.
  • We also hope you will help follow general good hygiene practice to stop the spread of any viruses. This includes covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze, putting used tissues in the bin immediately and sanitising your hands when appropriate.
  • In line with guidance from Public Health England, please refrain from entering the school site for any reason if you have any of the following symptoms:
    1. a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
    2. a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
    3. a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
    • In this instance you should stay at home, get a Covid-19 test, and follow the most up to date government guidance.
  • If you begin to develop symptoms of Covid-19 whilst in school, please inform a member of staff immediately and follow their advice.
We hope you understand the reasoning behind the guidance and follow it as requested. Many thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you all tomorrow. Kind regards,   Mr Appleby

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