Hope you are all doing well in these strange and unusual times!
We just wanted to get in touch regarding the Government’s announcement last night that the UK has now moved into the next stage of the ‘delay’ phase for Coronavirus, and acknowledge the uncertainty you are more than likely feeling around everything that is going on.
As a registered childcare setting we have to ensure we are also doing our bit to ensure the virus doesn’t spread any further, so here are the measures we’ll have in place from today:
- If your little one has any of the following, they unfortunately must stay at home for at least 7 days;
- a high temperature – feel hot to touch on chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – repeated, persistent coughing has started recently
- Until otherwise notified, anyone living in the same household with someone with symptoms must stay at home for at least 14 days (to give time for potential symptoms to develop and clear)
- If you personally fall under either of the two categories above, please also self-isolate for 7 days, with everyone living in your household isolating for 14 days.
- If after 7 days you are worried about symptoms or if the symptoms appear to be getting worse (or you can’t cope at home) follow the guidelines, contact 111 and follow their instructions.
- Throughout that process, please make sure you keep in touch with us, just so we know where you are up to and that you are okay!
In addition, to support the Prime Ministers requested measures last night, we have regretfully decided to cancel our upcoming Poppleton Parent Forum and Easter Funday. We are so disappointed to have to do this but hope you can understand our decision.
As a Management Team we are exploring the worst case scenario where the government may well force the closure of nurseries across the country. We don’t know if this will happen, and really do hope that it won’t come to that, but we want to prepare as best we can for the worst case scenario.
With new information coming out on a daily basis, uncertainty, worry and even fear are very natural emotions to be feeling. We want you to know that we are working hard behind the scenes to be as creative and resourceful as possible, to minimise any negative impacts of a prolonged closure of nursery. Whatever happens, whatever decisions the government make, or whatever the unfortunate effects of this virus are on our community, this is our promise – we will do our absolute utmost for the Muddy Boots family that we are a part of.
That is what we can promise for now, and as soon as we know more we will update all of you, and involve you as best as we can – the upcoming weeks/months might be a bumpy ride, but we will get through it together.
Take care, and thanks so much for being a part of the Muddy Boots family, it wouldn’t be the same without you!
Andy & Anna
Muddy Boots Owners