We are acutely aware of the current level of concern about the risks from coronavirus.

We take the health and safety of our students and staff extremely seriously and we would like to reassure you that we are closely following all official advice and I am in close touch with the Directors and Heads of the other international schools in Kampala with whom we are sharing information.

We are taking this opportunity to share guidance on steps you and your children should be taking.

There is currently no cause for concern at Ambrosoli International School, but we will keep you informed of any developments and ensure that we are keeping the school clean, with hygiene measures in place to endeavour to prevent the spread of any virus.

You should make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:

  • Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or alcohol-based sanitizers if soap and water aren’t available

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home

  • If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call your doctor or surgery -don’t go directly to any healthcare environment

If you suspect that your child may have COVID-19, or that they may have a sibling or family member that they are in close contact with someone who has a suspected case of COVID-19, you should call your doctor immediately. Your child should also stay away from school and the school should be informed as soon as possible.

As Ambrosoli has many families who travel widely please see the link below-containing advice from WHO aimed specifically at frequent travellers: https://www.who.int/ith/2019-nCoV_advice_for_international_traffic-rev/en/

Teachers are working hard to ensure that, in the case of school closure, the children’s learning will continue. We will be using Google Classroom as an online learning platform. More information about this will follow soon. We continue to hope that this will not be necessary as a result of school closure but blended learning is certainly a 21st-century skill and something that we plan to continue to use more often in the future.

If you or your child have any further concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes,

Head Teacher