In response to the Coronavirus outbreak Arco Academy will close to students with effect from 4pm Thursday 19th March 2020. However:
Teaching will continue online through Microsoft Teams. Please ensure your child is online for their new timetable unless they are sick.
Please see the accompanying letter from the Principal here.
At present we have had no reported cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) at Arco Academy.
We ask you to continue to keep up to date with advice from the NHS and the Government:
For more information:
WHEN YOU/YOUR CHILD WILL NEED TO STAY HOME:
If anyone in your house has a temperature of 37.8 degrees celsius or above, or a new persistent cough:
- they should stay at home for 7 days
- everyone in the household should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
It is vital that you let the school know immediately if your child presents either/both of the symptoms above.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) NHS Advice
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus (social distancing):
Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.
It is particularly important for people who:
- are 70 or over
- have a long-term condition
- are pregnant
- have a weakened immune system
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 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 immediately and wash your hands afterwards
avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
only travel on public transport if you need to
work from home, if you can
avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
avoid events with large groups of people
use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services
do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family