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Coravirus advice for parents

You will no doubt be following the daily news about the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We therefore wanted to give you our assurance that the school is taking all the nationally recommended advice to protect children and staff.

 

We are receiving daily updates and whilst it is clearly a concerning situation, the risk remains low to individuals in the UK and the advice from the Government is that wherever possible we should be carrying on as normal.

 

We would recommend you look at the following sources of information to keep yourself informed of all the latest information and advice:

 

The Department of Education has established 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

Emails: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

 

Detailed information and advice for the public and returning travellers can be found on the NHS.uk website (and will be regularly updated): www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS

Because it's a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person. Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets. It's very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food. Most people can continue to go to work, school and other public places. You only ...

www.nhs.uk

 

Further information for the public about the situation can be found here (and will be regularly updated): www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

 

Coronavirus: latest information and advice - GOV.UK

Three patients in England have tested positive for coronavirus. Chief Medical Officer for England Professor Chris Whitty, has shared a statement. If more cases are confirmed in the UK, it will be ...

www.gov.uk

 

Following simple steps remain the best way of helping to protect yourself and others from all flu-like viruses. 

 

They include:

Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Otherwise, use an alcohol based hand sanitiser that contains at least 70% alcohol

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

 

Pupils should attend school as normal, unless you have received advice from a medical practitioner to keep them at home.

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