IMPORTANT: Full opening of BGPS 08.03.21

2nd March 2021

Dear Parents and Carers

We are excited to see you all again next week.  Please read the attached FAQs document carefully as it contains all of the information you need about how the school will be operating for at least these first three weeks up to the Easter holiday, including details of our staggered start and end times.  Please share this information with your child so that they know what to expect.

It is very important to remember that COVID is still present in our community, with local primary schools having to close bubbles in the last week due to positive cases.  We also need to remember that despite being allowed to welcome your children back next week, the nation is still in full lockdown.  We are relying on you to follow the lockdown rules to keep BGPS open – children and families should not be socialising outside school, nor at the beginning or ends of the school day. 

You must ensure that you and your children maintain a 2m distance from all other families at all times while waiting for or dropping-off children.   

At the start of the day, please use the one-way system around the front flowerbed.  At the end of the day you must come in through the pedestrian gate and then use the whole of the front of the site (including the car park) to maintain a 2m distance from all other households.  It is important that you do not wait outside the gates or gather by the gates as this causes a pinch point and makes social distancing difficult. 

You must keep younger children close to you – it is not appropriate in the current situation for them to run around and mix with other people.  If you can safely leave younger children at home, please do.  Adults should wear a face covering to further reduce the risk of transmission between families, and you must leave the site as soon as you have collected or dropped-off your child.

There will be a time when these rules can be relaxed, but for now we need to be very careful.  With your help, we hope that we will remain COVID-free and open to all!