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

  • Stay alert

    We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly
  • Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms

Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has any of the following:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

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. 

Getting tested:

Schoolchildren and their families can be tested for Coronavirus if they develop symptoms. Please see this link for more information about how to obtain a test:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/ask-for-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/

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 parents: hhttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

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

Supporting Your Child During The Coronavirus Pandemic:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/supporting-your-child-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/coronavirus-information-and-support