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All students will access online learning from Thursday 7 January. Details are in the letters below.
Very important reminder from Ms Newton 16 December 2020
Dear parents and carers
I am sorry that I need to write again with yet another Covid-related notice. However I have become aware that some parents are still sending their children to school when a member of the household is displaying Covid symptoms or awaiting a test result. You must not do this.
If any member of your household develops any symptoms of Covid-19, the entire household must immediately self-isolate whilst the symptomatic person gets tested. You can only end this household self-isolation if the test comes back negative. This is not a regulation of our making, this is set out in law.
We would have had to send significantly fewer children home this term if everyone had followed this rule.
Many thanks to those of you who are complying with this legislation. The impact on others of not doing so should not be underestimated.
MESSAGE FOR PARENTS FROM TORBAY COUNCIL:
Are you worried about losing your home?
Anyone can find themselves homeless and knowing you may not have somewhere to live can be a scary time.
The first step is to ask for help and Torbay Council’s website has lots of information and contact details of charities and organisations that can support you in working out the next best steps.
If you are worried that you won’t be able to pay your rent or mortgage, or have found yourself living with family or friends, there is help out there.
You may have found yourself in a situation where your relationship with your family has broken down and you have had to leave, or your Landlord has served you with an eviction notice, the sooner you ask for help the better.
To see what support there is and who can provide you with advice visit: www.torbay.gov.uk/worried-you-might-lose-your-home/
We have a dedicated page on this website for information about Coronavirus / Covid 19: https://www.thespirescollege.com/about/coronavirus-covid-19