Coronavirus Update – 17/03/20

At present Trinity High School remains open.

The current situation is constantly under review by both the Scottish and UK Governments. SLC and Trinity high School are closely monitoring this guidance and will endeavour to provide updates as they emerge.

A number of staff and pupils are currently self-isolating, following government and NHS advice.  Parents are requested to notify the school, as they normally would, if their child is absent.

Public Health Advice

The most informative and up to date information and guidance around Covid-19 can be found on the NHS Inform website.

Hygiene & Cleaning

Current advice:

Staff, children and young people should:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and hot water for 20 seconds.
  • Use alcohol-based hand rub where available if you don’t have access to soap and water.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover the nose and mouth with a disposable tissue when sneezing, coughing, wiping and blowing the nose.
  • Dispose of all used tissues promptly into a waste bin. If no tissues available, cough and sneeze into the crook of the elbow.
  • Not attend school if they have symptoms of Coronavirus.

A modified cleaning specification now includes daily sanitising of all touch points such as door handles, push bars, light switches, handrails and desks in all schools/establishments.

Extra-Curricular Activities, Excursions and Events

All planned extra-curricular activities, excursions and events have been cancelled/postponed until further notice.  This includes all trips, parents’ evenings, school shows, S5 Spring Fling and Blackpool Pleasure Beach trip.

Home Learning Arrangements

If your son/daughter is absent from school, on-line resources such as Google Classroom, Sumdog and BBC Bitesize will provide access to resources and revision materials to supplement their learning at home.  Staff are currently preparing a list of suitable subject specific resources that will be shared when available.

If your son/daughter has forgotten their Glow/Google Classroom password then please ask them to see Mr McGowan for a password reset.  If they are currently at home, parents can call the school and ask to speak to Mr McGowan for a password reset.

SQA Arrangements

The situation regarding 2020 exam diet is currently under review.

We know that learners, parents, schools and colleges will be concerned about the possible impact of the coronavirus on the National Qualifications 2020 Examinations Timetable.

At present there is no change to the published National Qualifications examination timetable. Our advice therefore is to continue to prepare as normal. All current deadlines for coursework and other assessments remain in place and the exam timetable is currently scheduled to run from 27 April until 4 June 2020.

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is continuing to monitor the situation, in close contact with the Scottish Government and other regulators and awarding bodies across the UK.

Current guidance from SQA can be found here – https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/93499.html


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