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We endeavour to keep this page up to date with our latest information., which is linked above  We are always guided by government guidelines and advice from the Department for Education and ensure we comply with this.  Below is our general advice to families about Coronavirus:

Dear Parents and Carers

As reported cases of the coronavirus increase, we want to reassure you that we are following all the latest government and NHS guidelines so that we are abreast of updates at all times. Our pupils, families and staff wellbeing is our highest priority and we all need to be sensible and avoid risks, whilst ensuring we do not compromise the education of our pupils.

Please find below general information to support you.

What is the Coronavirus?

Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.  Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

If you, or someone you live with, has any of these symptoms, you are expected to self-isolate your entire family for 14 days.

There are things you can do to help stop viruses like coronavirus spreading.

Do

  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
  • wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport.
  • pupils, staff and visitors should wash their hands:
  • before leaving home
  • on arrival at school
  • after using the toilet
  • after breaks and sporting activities
  • before food preparation
  • before eating any food, including snacks
  • before leaving school
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Don't

X     do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

What to do if you or a member of your family suspect that you may have the Coronavirus

If you are worried about your symptoms or those of your child, please call NHS 111.

Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.

See further information on the Public Health England Blog and the NHS website has more information about how you can reduce the possible spread of infection.

Useful resources to support families and children in talking about Coronavirus and reducing anxiety


How to talk to children about Coronavirus

Helping children cope with school closure

Social story about Coronavirus

Relaxation activities

Think positive

Department for Education
Coronavirus helpline

The DfE has opened a 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
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm
(Monday to Friday)


COVID-19 for education

Catch it, bin it, kill it

How to wash hands