Please be advised that this note is current as of 16th March 2020.
Due to developments in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, all the Head Teachers of the AEFE network in London met on Sunday 15th of March at the request of the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in London, in order for our schools to adopt a common position.
We can confirm that the decision has now been taken to suspend face-to-face lessons. This will be effective from the evening of Monday 16 March until further notice. There will be no access to the school buildings.
New guidance for households with symptoms
On Monday 16th of march, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:
The symptoms are:
The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:
The Prime Minister’s statement from Monday 16 March can be found here:
Information about the virus
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.
Preventing the spread of the virus
Staff will be particularly vigilant in the following areas:
It is important to keep calm and for common sense to prevail. Thus, the usual measure to ask a family not to send a child with fever to school is to be applied strictly.
We will keep you informed very regularly.
Links to Authorities Information Pages:
Compte-tenu de l’évolution Générale de la situation due au Covid-19, les chefs d’établissements des établissements du réseau français de Londres réunis sous l’impulsion des Services Culturels de l’Ambassade de France à Londres ont décidé la suspension jusqu’à nouvel ordre des cours en présentiel et la fermeture de l’accès des élèves aux bâtiments à partir de lundi soir 16 mars.
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