Important Information - Ski Trip
As you may be aware over the half term break some of our student body attended a ski trip in Italy.
Although the school trip was not within one of the specific lockdown areas designated by the Italian Government, and as far as we are aware, no staff or pupils have shown any symptoms, the Trust, Chair of Governors and I have taken the decision to ask the staff, students and siblings involved in the ski trip not to attend the Academy for a period of two weeks.
This decision has been taken following communication with colleagues, parents and representatives from Kent County Council. I would like to stress that this is an additional precaution from the advice given by Public Health England in order to reassure all members of the Academy community at an uncertain time.
Please be reassured that we continue to follow all the advice from the relevant government departments, and, as mentioned above, we are being advised at a local level by Kent County Council.
I appreciate that this is a concerning time given the increased media attention at present, but please be assured that we will continue to monitor the situation very closely and will respond accordingly if necessary. It is important to maintain a sense of perspective that the risk to individuals in the UK remains low.
In the unlikely event of a pupil or member of staff being diagnosed as having the virus, we will, of course, follow advice provided by the local Public Health England Health Protection Team, which will be specific to an assessment of our circumstances and setting.
Thank you very much for your support with this matter. If you require any further information, please contact the Academy at 01622 743286 or contact Public Health England.
Mr Paul Murphy