Coronavirus Information Page
Corona Virus Updates
|Date Posted||Information||Who is it for|
|17th March 2020||Letter: cancellation of events||All|
|19th March 2020||All|
|20th March 2020||Clarification on Key Workers and Childcare||All|
|20th March 2020||Free School Meal Applications||All|
|20th March 2020||Closure Letter||All|
What do we know?
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
What should we do?
Please contact the school immediately if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms or you suspect they may have the illness.
The advice from the NHS at this time is:
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either a high temperature (you feel hot to touchon chest or back) or a new continuous cough (you have started coughing repeatedly).
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
How long to stay at home?
if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
Read the NHS' advice about staying at home.
How can I protect myself and my family?
The advice from Public Health England at this time is:
Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
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 and wash your hands afterwards
Avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
Only travel on public transport if you need to
Work from home, if you can
Avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
Avoid events with large groups of people
Use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services
Where can we find out more?
We are aware that there is a lot of information online about this virus and that not all of it is accurate information.
The Department for Education has asked us to share the following sources of trusted information with parents and families at this time.
You can also contact the Department for Education's advice line if you have any questions on:
Tel: 0800 046 8687
Opening Hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
What is the school doing about this?
The school is following the advice of the Department for Education and Public Health England at this time.
We are encouraging good hygiene in school and making sure our learners are washing their hands regularly.
We are teaching our learners to catch it, bin it, kill it.
We are sharing accurate information with parents and carers through our website and communications.
We are developing our contingency plans to support learners and staff who may need stay at home.
In the unlikely event that we need to close the school for any reason, we will alert parents and carers via text message at the earliest opportunity. Like a closure for poor weather, you can also access this information on the following website.