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Letter from Croydon

Here is a letter to all parents and carers from Croydon’s Director of Public Health and the Director of Education.

Dear Parents / Carers,

Firstly we would like to thank you for all the support that you have given to your schools, colleges and Early Years settings over what has been a challenging academic year.

This letter is to ask for your continued support in reducing the transmission of COVID 19 including any new variants. We are also attaching the latest parent poster

What can we all do?

Follow all COVID-19 safety measures at home, on the way to school, on public transport, when at school, during break times, on the way home from school and during the holidays:

  • Face:  using face coverings as much as possible, for example when queueing, inside the supermarket, on public transport and for secondary schools in corridors and class rooms
  • Hands: wash/sanitise your hands regularly
  • Space: keep 2 m away from people outside your household and support bubble; this includes in the street on the way to school / college
  • Ventilate / Fresh air: keep rooms well ventilated

Take up the vaccine if you are offered it; you won’t just be reducing your likelihood of getting sick with COVID, but you will be protecting family members and friends and you will help keep school’s open

Use the lateral flow tests twice a week. This will help identify cases without symptoms as early as possible.

Lastly, can we say that it is vital that you and your children self isolate for the full 10 days when you have been asked to. The new COVID variants are more transmissible which makes it even more important that we all follow the guidance.

Thank you for your understanding and commitment to keep schools and us all safe.

Yours sincerely,

Rachel Flowers: Director of Public Health                              

Shelley Davies: Director of Education