Dear Parents/Carers, 2nd November 2020
I am sure that you are aware of the latest lockdown announcements for England. As an avid ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ fan, I was a little concerned that the Prime Minister’s announcement was going to encroach into my Saturday evening routine. In the end, Strictly still went ahead but not before another significant implication about Society was announced.
As far as education is concerned, it is a little more straight-forward than the last lock-down. As it stands now, the Government have told us that education is to continue to be delivered as normal. Therefore, we will remain open and operating as normal until we hear anything different. Please would you do all you can to encourage full attendance as far as possible? Despite the above, the situation is far from ‘set in stone’, I would not be surprised if the situation changes over the coming days/weeks. I will do all I can to keep abreast of the situation and I will let you know if there are any changes.
In terms of the arrangements in place at the SWRAC venues we have the following precautions in place:-
- Touchless Hand sanitisers available at the entrance points
- Hand sanitiser in every room
- Encouragement to wash hands frequently
- A requirement to wear face visors/masks whilst in communal areas of our buildings (we are happy to provide these)
- Disinfectant industrial ‘fogging’ machines to spray each room at the end of each day
- One-way systems (as far as possible)
- NHS Track & trace system
- Social distancing within educational rooms
I am hopeful that the above processes will ensure that our premises remain covid-free but, as the local risks change, we will adapt to try to reduce risk as far as possible. Our Management Team meets daily (online) just to keep up with the local situation and to respond to any emerging issues.
I am sure that you have all seen this message everywhere so forgive me for offering a gentle reminder, please would you make sure that you do not send your child to us if they show any of the typical covid symptoms – call their tutor, centre manager or our head office instead. Where people are required to self-isolate, we will support them either through online sessions or with packs sent in the post.
I have put a copy of this letter on our website, and I will post any more news, as we know about it, on the same web-page. This can be found at :-
The easiest way to find this is to go to our website (www.swrac.ac.uk), hover over the ‘Parents/Carers’ menu item and drop-down to ‘Coronavirus Update’.
Thank you for your attention in this matter and for all the support that you have shown us over the last few months. Should you have any comments, queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me either by phone or email.