On this page you will find all the information and resources regarding Covid-19 in our setting.
On 30 December 2020, The Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, announced a change in plan to protect education and fight the virus.
Case rates are continuing to rise across the country and Milton Keynes is an area where there are very high rates of incidence and transmission of the virus.
Therefore, Knowles Primary school will move to online learning from Tuesday 5th January 2021 and will not be open for all children.
ONLY VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND THE CHILDREN OF CRITICAL WORKERS CAN ATTEND SCHOOL.
Remote education through Google classroom will be provided for all other children.
Your class teacher will ring you on Monday 4th January between 9.00am and 3.00pm to check that your child is ready for and able to access online learning and to answer any questions you may have.
These measures will be kept under review and will be reviewed again by 18th January.
Below is a link to a Google form for parents and carers who are critical workers. Please fill it in if you would like to request a place for your child during this time because you are working. A member of staff will then contact you to confirm the place.
If your child is considered vulnerable a member of staff will also ring you to discuss if you would like your child to have a place in school.
Over the Christmas holiday it is important that you and your families stay safe, follow local restrictions and continue to get a covid test if your or anyone in your household develops symptoms. We have been asked by the government to continue supporting track and trace over the Christmas period. It is very important that the school office has your most up to date contact information so that we can get in contact with you if needed.
After school closes on Friday 18th December please stay vigilant of any developing symptoms. Please read and keep a copy of the following document to see what you need to do if you, your child or a member of your household develops Covid-19 symptoms.
Below is MK Council Leader Pete Marland’s statement on Tier 2 announcement for Milton Keynes:
“Milton Keynes, along with our neighbours in Bedfordshire, has been placed in Tier 2 of restrictions when the national lockdown ends.
Our current infection rates and hospital admissions did mean this was going to be the most likely outcome.
The main impact is that households are unable to mix indoors and certain restrictions will be placed on hospitality.
We must now work really hard to bring the rate down across MK. It is possible if this does not happen we will move towards an even higher tier and even more restrictions. However by working together, staying home if you can, taking care and respecting social distancing we can bring the rate down.”