I would like to confirm that the situation regarding Coronavirus remains unchanged in that, at the time of writing, there are still no confirmed cases on the Isle of Man. The clear message is that if anyone has a new continuous cough or has a high temperature they should self-isolate for seven days. This is a precautionary measure and not a diagnosis of Coronavirus. The advice regarding returning from certain places has changed and there is no longer a need to self-isolate just because of returning from a particular place.
Public Health have advised that we continue to follow suggested protocol, including focussing on practicing good hygiene, especially around hand-washing. For all the latest information please visit: www.gov.im/coronavirus
The Department of Education Sport and Culture have stated that all schools are to remain open and all students are to attend as normal unless they meet the criteria for self-isolation.
If you choose to keep your child off school, even though they do not meet the Government's criteria for self- isolation, we will have to class this as an unauthorised absence. If there is an underlying condition which makes the child or other family member more vulnerable, and you have decided to keep your child at home, please let us know. This could be classed as exceptional circumstances and be authorised.
We would like to reassure you that we are following all Government advice regarding our students’ wellbeing.
Ms S Moore