Update for Parents/Carers re: Covid-19
Schools receive a daily update from the Department for Education advising us on the latest developments regarding Covid-19 (coronavirus).
To date, advice from Public Health England continues to be for education and children’s social care settings to remain open, unless advised otherwise. The DFE are continually reviewing how best to support all educational settings and the impact of any measures will be considered carefully before being implemented.
Parents/Carers are advised to carry on sending their children to school as normal. If your child(ren) shows any symptoms which concern you, please call NHS 111 for advice. Do not take your child(ren) to the doctor/hospital or self-isolate without medical advice.
The latest DFE update is here:
Government coronavirus action plan
Yesterday, the Prime Minister confirmed that the government’s response to COVID-19 remains in the Contain phase – the first phase in the government’s coronavirus action plan.
The coronavirus action plan was launched last week. This document sets out what we have done to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to do next, depending upon the course the current coronavirus outbreak takes.
The action plan can be found here:
Advice from Public Health England continues to be for education and children’s social care settings to remain open, unless advised otherwise. We are continually reviewing how best to support all educational settings and the impact of any measures will be considered carefully before being implemented.
Updated travel advice for travellers returning from Italy
Yesterday, Public Health England updated their travel advice, recommending that anyone returning from Italy should self-isolate, even if they do not have any symptoms. If you symptoms do develop, please call NHS 111.
The latest travel guidance can be found here:
Further information on what you should do if you are asked to self-isolate can be found here:
The importance of hygiene
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.
Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.
School has hand-washing facilities for all staff and students, and hand sanitisers around school.
In addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, both children and staff should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.
Department for Education coronavirus helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care.
Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19:
Latest Department for Education information: