Dear parents and carers
Firstly I would like to wish you a Happy New Year and we are looking forward to welcoming all the young people back to school tomorrow.
As you are aware rates of coronavirus in the community are high and following additional precautionary guidance from the government I need to advise you of the following:
Staff at Fairmead have worked incredibly hard over the autumn term to keep the school safe and they will continue to do so throughout the rest of the pandemic. However, if rates of transmission within the staff team increase we will need to take measures to ensure that the young people get face to face education; this means we may have to revert to virtual learning for one or more groups as a last resort. To help us prevent this, I am requesting that if your child is poorly please keep them at home until they are better (48hrs at home following sickness and/or diarrhoea) or if they display any coronavirus symptoms (runny nose, cough, sore throat, high temperature, headache etc) please get them PCR tested and not rely on a lateral flow test result.
I thank you for your continued support during this difficult time and if you are in any doubt about the above please contact the school for advice.
Take care and stay safe