Tapton School Academy Trust

Tapton School Academy Trust Coronavirus Updates

School Closures from Monday 23rd March 2020

Request for Information - Thursday 19th March 

Following the Governments announcement to keep schools open only for children of key workers, we have been requested by Sheffield City Council to gather some information from parents/carers, and schools will be issuing a questionnaire shortly.

We are awaiting the full clarification of who is a key worker and will communicate this as soon as we are able.

This information in the questionnaire will enable to the City and schools to provide this essential service to key workers children. Your prompt response would therefore be appreciated to assist with this.

Government Announcement - Wednesday 18th March

The Government have announced the following measures for schools:

  • Schools will close to most children from Monday 23rd March - the last day for opening will be Friday 20th March 
  • Schools will close except for children of key workers, and vulnerable children
  • Exams will not take place in May and June as expected.

We will be working through the new guidance when we receive it in full, and will communicate to parents/carers as soon as possible with the full details. 

We appreciate that you will have many questions - please do bear with us and do not call schools directly with queries. Please email enquiries@taptontrust.org.uk and we will respond to all questions on the Trust website.

Self-Isolation Advice - Government Update 18th March

  • If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from your symptoms started. 
  • If you live with others and you are the first in the household to have symptoms of coronavirus, then you must stay at home for 7 days, but all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. 
  • For anyone else in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on on the original 14 day isolation period. 

Full details can be found on the gov.uk website.

Social Distancing Advice - Government Update 16th March 

Those at high risk will be asked to shield themselves from social contact for around 12 weeks

The Government have not yet indicated the date on which this is due to commence. However, they have confirmed that high risk categorises will include:

  • People over the age of 70
  • Other adults who would normally be advised to have the flu vaccine (such as those with chronic diseases)
  • Pregnant people.

Full details can be found on the gov.uk website.