Covid19 - Advice For Parents
A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices such as regularly washing hands with soap and water and always carrying and sneezing/coughing into a tissue (which can then be binned) to stem the spread of viruses. Using an antibacterial hand gel is also recommended. Click on the link above for the official website and guidance.
Public Health England advises that you should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus. The government is closely monitoring the spread of the virus and the NHS is well-prepared.
UPDATE: 17/03/20 -
Any pupil or member of their family that is showing any symptoms of being virus infected such as a new cough and temperature, then they must stay away from school and contact NHS direct (They are currently being advised to stay off for at least 14 days and then if nothing changes to return to school). We are reminding everyone to follow government advice and wash their hands frequently for a reasonable amount of time with soap and water. We are also advising all to avoid close contact, such as shaking hands and hugging.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687