School Reopening – 1st June
These are very challenging times for everyone. The government put measures in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and these have been hard for us all, but have kept people safe and saved lives.
Since 23 March, in line with the scientific advice, nurseries, schools and colleges have remained open to a priority group of children and young people, children of critical workers and vulnerable children. The government have been clear that they would review this arrangement in line with scientific advice. As they believe we are now past the peak of the virus and the Prime Minister has set out a recovery strategy, this means it is time to begin the phased return of children to schools.
The government want to get all children back into education as soon as the scientific advice allows because it is the best place for them to learn, and because we know it is good for children’s mental wellbeing to have social interactions with other children and teachers.
The latest scientific advice to government is that:
- there is high scientific confidence that children of all ages have less severe symptoms than adults if they contract coronavirus and there is moderately high scientific confidence that younger children are less likely to become unwell if infected with coronavirus;
- limiting the numbers of children going back to school and college initially then gradually increasing numbers, guided by scientific advice, reduces risk of increasing the rate of transmission;
- schools and other settings can make changes to how they are organised and put measures in place to reduce risks.
From Monday 1st June Brimsdown will start a phased reopening for Nursery, Reception, Y1 and Y6 children over a two week period. There will be a careful risk assessment and training for staff before the reopening takes place. The safety of our whole community is the most important thing to us as a school.
More information from the government can be find using the link below.