31st October 2020
As you may be aware, the UK Prime Minister announced a new national lockdown earlier today, scheduled to begin on Thursday 5th November. He also emphasised the principle of keeping all young people in education and therefore intends to keep all nurseries, schools and universities open.
I wanted to keep parents, staff and pupils informed about the School’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
Tomorrow, Sunday 1st November, as we welcome pupils and staff back from their Half Term break, we must have a renewed focus on COVID precautions and measures in order to keep the School fully operational. In addition to our specific measures, all members of the community must
and, more generally, to be alert to ways in which they can minimise transmission of the virus. Staff will be speaking to all pupils in their groups about these matters in the first few days of next week. Your support will be greatly appreciated in this. As always, please do not send back your child if they are unwell.
Finally, it is worth noting some of the specifics of the Prime Minister’s address:
Despite the strangeness of these times, we all look forward to seeing everybody back and busy with the myriad activities that create such a vibrant community at King Edward’s.
With warmest good wishes to you all,
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