St John Plessington Catholic College

18-Sep-20 - SJP Coronavirus Update

Dear Parents and Carers

I do hope that you and your families are well.
I would like to update you regarding school routines from Monday 21st September 2020 as Wirral’s coronavirus cases continue to rise. 

From Monday 21st September, parents and carers attending school to pick up, drop off or to attend a meeting will be expected to wear a face covering/mask.  Thank you for remembering to book an appointment in advance for any meetings and a reminder that on site meetings should only take place in case of emergency.  

Can I please remind you that adult social distancing is absolutely crucial and is not replaced by wearing a mask.

From Monday 21st September, all pupils will be expected to wear a face covering/mask in communal areas of school.  This includes corridors, dining areas, private study and recreation areas.  We ask you for your support in ensuring that your child has a face covering/mask for use in school and understands the importance of wearing it.  An additional face covering/mask must be provided by parents for those pupils who use public transport. 

Please note that government guidance sets out four tiers of restrictions for education settings in an effort to reduce the transmission of coronavirus as follows:

Tier 1 - in areas subject to local restrictions, schools are fully open to all pupils full time, with face coverings required in corridors and communal areas for all.

Tier 2  - secondary schools and colleges in a restricted area would be advised to use rotas to help break chains of transmission of coronavirus, while primary schools remain open to all pupils.

Tiers 3 and 4  - introduce remote learning full time for wider groups of pupils, with vulnerable children and children of critical workers continuing to attend.

I will be sending you information next week about our specific plans in the event of Tier 2 – 4 restrictions.

Many thanks for your continued support during these challenging times.

Ms Maria Sharratt