Firstly, I would like to express my thanks again to you all for following our new rules for dropping off and collecting your children, especially with the request to wear a mask whilst on school grounds. Thank you also for not entering the school grounds before 3.05pm each afternoon, this is far less disruptive to teachers completing their end of day tasks with their classes.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind parents that, during this current lockdown, you are able to ‘form a childcare bubble with another household for the purposes of informal childcare, where the child is 13 or under’ (as per Government guidance for education and childcare settings) which includes dropping off and picking up children from school. However, I must remind you that this is strictly limited to two households only, not multiple households.
If you have arranged with one other household to become one of these new ‘childcare bubbles’ it would be helpful if you could inform both the school office and your child’s class teacher so we know which other household has permission to drop off and collect your child.
We will be unable to let your child leave school with anyone other than either:
- Someone who is from their own household, or
- Someone who is from their nominated ‘childcare bubble’ household (if the office and class teacher have been informed).
I am sure you are aware that this is to reduce any possible transmission of Covid19, and is for the protection of both households and school bubble settings.
Thank you, as always, for your cooperation and understanding during these unprecedented times.