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*COVID-19 AND CAMBRIDGE WOODLAND ACADEMY*

**UPDATE 20/03/2020**

In light of the recent changes in the Governments plan on school closures including the closure of childcare settings for all, with the exception of key workers, Cambridge Woodland Academy will now remain closed until further notice.

 

We are sure that in the coming weeks and months as restrictions are lifted that we will be able to re open and we are looking forward to continuing to provide our services to the communities of Cambridgeshire and beyond.

 

We will be launching our YouTube channel within the next few days, which will focus on providing those who are not in school with Forest School centred crafts, activities and games to try, as well as 'how to's' on tool safety, den building at home and garden, along with educational videos on the natural world, such as tree and plant Identification, animal tracking and insects, and more. We would also love your input on the type of videos you would like to see more of so that we can help provide a useful resource for all at home.

As always, if you have any questions, queries or ideas, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Keep checking back for the link to our first ever Cambridge Woodland Academy video!

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Cambridge Woodland Academy and COVID-19

As we are sure many parents of our woodland adventurers are concerned and have questions, the following is an update on our current position in response to the Government’s daily updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We continue to monitor the situation very closely and following the current advice set out in the daily updates. Whist schools remain open and there are currently no restrictions in place on childcare settings, Cambridge Woodland Academy’s after school clubs, holiday clubs, sessions and workshops will continue to run as usual. We will be introducing compulsory hand washing/sanitation at the beginning and end of all sessions with extra hand hygiene facilities being made available for the duration.

We request that any participant who has travelled from an affected region from abroad, follow the advice given by the NHS.

Any participant suffering a new persistent cough or fever above 37.8 should not attend Cambridge Woodland Academy and in accordance with the new stay-at-home guidelines, should be isolated for 7 days at home.

Any participants who have had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 should self isolate as directed by government guidelines.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

We believe that the above advice is to help keep everyone in our communities safe and is proportionate and inline with the current national guidance. In addition it encourages our children to practice good hand hygiene as standard. We will endeavour to follow these guidelines, taking note of any changes made to the advice and are very grateful for your support in helping us, as a community organisation, do do this.

Whilst in our control, all our sessions will run as normal and this will only change once we have been advised differently by our regulatory bodies or the Government. In cases of staff illness, COVID-19 or otherwise, we will notify you ourselves via our social media accounts, schools and email.

In the event of a closure, it is our plan to provide alternatives for our participants to choose from a distance. We are sure that during any closures children may become bored at home and as such we are currently working on a You Tube channel dedicated to Cambridge Woodland Academy. We will be uploading regular videos of 'how tos’ equipment reviews and educational videos. Keep an eye on our social media accounts and watch this space for more details over the coming weeks.

Thank you all for your cooperation and understanding in what is an unprecedented and daunting time for all of us in the local community. As always, if you have further questions, concerns or even ideas, please do contact Mark directly.

Very best well wishes to our service users from all at Cambridge Woodland Academy.

Mark Taylor.