The school is closed due to the Covid -19 emergency. however we really appreciate all their hard work of key workers as they respond to the COVID19 crisis and hope that we can provide some reassurance that Tatsfield staff are committed to caring for the children of key workers who cannot be looked after safely at home.
Please note that government guidelines remain that ‘Children should only be sent to school if they cannot be looked after safely at home’.
Home learning for all out children is being provided via the log in portal for Home learning.
The government have announced that Children in Year's 6, R and 1 may return to school from 1st June and we are presently making plans and procedures in line with government guidance.
The government have also published information for parents regarding the re-opening of schools.
The government has announced that anyone with symptoms of coronavirus is now eligible to book a test, ahead of the rollout of the test and trace service. Anyone experiencing a new, continuous cough; high temperature; or a loss of, or change, in their normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) can book a test.
A coronavirus test can be booked here:
Essential workers in England, Scotland or Northern Ireland, can apply for priority testing through GOV.UK. A coronavirus test can be booked here:
It is essential that everyone washes their hands more often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing with soap employs mechanical action that loosens bacteria and viruses from the skin, rinsing them into the drain. Drying hands afterwards makes the skin less hospitable to the virus. Hand sanitiser can be effective if soap is not available or the situation makes using soap less feasible (i.e. when outside) but using hand sanitiser provides none of the virus-destroying friction that rubbing your hands together and rinsing with water provides.
The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found at:
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Information: increased fraud risk during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Further information is available on the ActionFraud website.