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COVID-19 Update - 24th March 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,


We wanted to start today’s letter with something fun!  We’ve heard lots of lovely stories about rainbows popping up all over our community; painted ones, chalk ones, giant collage ones – all put up in people’s windows and on walls outside people’s houses to brighten up the day of anyone passing.  Children in school today have also been painting Kandinsky inspired rainbows and these will soon be on display around the perimeter of the school to spread a little joy and happiness. Thank you to everyone who has taken part in this, it’s such a ray of hope in such challenging times.

Although we won’t be producing our usual newsletter each week whilst the school is closed, we are really keen to hear some of the lovely stories about activities you’ve been completing at home.  If you have any photos and a few words about what you’ve found particularly enjoyable this week, we’d love to hear about it!  Please send in anything you’re happy for us to share on a short newsletter each week and we will do our best to include as many as we can.  You can send these to parents@foundrylaneprimary.co.uk.  Mrs Dowdell will also be sharing a brief piece each week to encourage and support you.


Current Government Response to COVID-19 Outbreak


I’m sure many of you watched Mr Johnson’s prime ministerial announcement last night, news that we hoped wouldn’t come but expected it would.


The Government advice is simple and very clear:


Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • Anyone can spread the virus.


Full guidance on staying at home and away from others - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others


If you’re a critical worker and you’re still unsure whether to send your child to school, the below flow chart provides a very clear decision making path:


With the very best wishes to you and your families.


Yours sincerely

Sean Taylor



Translations of the government guidance on self-isolation and social distancing has have been translated into the following languages: