The following information is being updated daily. The last update on this site, with current guidance, was 26th May at 7:06pm.
This page has been created to give parents all relevant information about the COVID-19 outbreak and current partial school closures.
Please see below for:
- Key symptoms of COVID-19 and where to get help.
- Useful links to guidance, including links to Public Health England.
- All correspondence sent to parents, from the school, regarding the partial closure, COVID-19 response and provisions in place.
A summary of advice and guidance is here.
Additionally, there are some links below with advice on overcoming anxiety around COVID-19 and also some written advice in different languages:
Although restrictions have been updated (as of 10th May 2020), the government are still urging people to stay home and say that "the best protection is your front door." From the Prime Minister's address at 7pm on 10th May, the current guidance is...
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
- Self-isolate if you (7 days) or anyone in your household (14 days) has symptoms.
This guidance can be found here.
How to keep yourself and your family safe:
- Wash your hands with soap and water (sing Happy Birthday!) throughout the day. Click here for advice on hygiene during this time.
- Dry your hands - this makes your hands less hospitable for the virus!
- Use hand sanitiser.
- Wash your hands when you get home, visit other places, before you touch food, when you handle something that doesn't belong to you.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Wear clean clothes each day.
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue (or use your elbow to cover your mouth).
- Stay home (see above).
- Make a plan (e.g. how/when you will buy food to be out as little as possible).
- Click here to see if you or a family member have an underlying health condition, for which you should stay home for 12 weeks.
Symptoms and help for COVID-19
The most common symptoms are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
What to do if you think you or someone in your household have symptoms:
- Do not go to your doctors' surgery, pharmacy or hospital, even if symptoms persist.
- Self-isolate for 7 days if you have symptoms (or anyone who has symptoms).
- Self-isolate for 14 days if anyone else in the house has symptoms.
- If you are still have symptoms after 7 days, phone 111 or go to the NHS website here. In an emergency, phone 999.
- You can use this online questionnaire to check if you have symptoms: click here.
Useful links and guidance
- Quick reference guide about COVID-19: click here
- Public Health England: click here
- Social distancing and vulnerable people: click here
- Stay at home guidance: click here
- Symptoms and advice from NHS: click here
- Support for parents and carers during partial school closures: here
- Hygiene advice recommended by DFE: click here
- The Government's list of online home learning sites: click here.
Correspondence to parents
Please click on the downloadable links below to see each letter or email sent by school regarding the COVID-19 response.