Newtown Primary School
Anne Close, West Bromwich, B70 0ES
Telephone: 0121 557 8507
Fax: 0121 520 9834
Date: Friday 13th March 2020
Important Information – Coronavirus
I am sure that you have continued to hear the regular news updates about coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to reassure you that the school continues to follow the daily advice from Public Health England, and the Department for Education, to ensure the health of our children, staff and the wider community.
The latest update and guidance is that schools should remain open.
There are no known cases of coronavirus at Newtown Primary School.
Therefore, we are open and running as normal.
In school, we have been:
Please encourage regular handwashing and the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach at home too.
The government have moved from the Contain Phase to the Delay Phase in order to slow the spread. This means that you must stay at home if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
If your child has these symptoms advice is:
If any staff or children in school have these symptoms then they will be sent home to self-isolate. Therefore, please ensure we have the most up to date mobile number to contact you on.
I am aware that as we receive daily updates the situation may change in the future. The quickest and easiest way for us to communicate any changes is through the school website www.newtown.sandwell.sch.uk. For children self-isolating, we will also be providing them with learning resources and guidance via our website.
Further information can be found on the links below.
Mrs S. Chesney-Ly
Deputy Head Teacher