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Coronavirus - information and links

Please find some general Coronavirus information, resources and links below. 

  • Stay at home
  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work

  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people

  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.

Current advice on self-isolation

The guidelines regarding staying at home and self-isolating are being reviewed and updated frequently.  Please use link for the most up to date information and advice:  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus and the NHS website:  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

If you think you may have Coronavirus symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) then please call NHS 111 for advice. 

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

The DfE have 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)

The importance of hygiene

Good hygiene is the still the best prevention and there are some simple steps you can take to protect you and your family by washing your hands regularly and thoroughly, and if you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue and then dispose of it. If you have no tissue, cough into your elbow, not your hands. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

Where to find the latest information:

Updates on COVID-19: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Guidance for educational settings: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Where to find the latest information Public Health England blog: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/

You can check the NHS websites for the latest health advice: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public