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St. James' CE Primary School

Information for Parents and Children from Southwark Council

We attach an information booklet for children to understand what is happening, together with some online links for children and a letter from Southwark Council regarding the Covid-19 outbreak which we believe will be very useful to you. Please study the information posted. An exert from the letter is below:  

The latest scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear. If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.

 Please, therefore, follow these key principles published by the DfE (Department for Education): 

1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be. 

2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then provision will be available for them. 

3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions. 

4. Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children/teenagers are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.