Today, we have launched a new 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
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.
Public Health England has a dedicated webpage with a range of posters and digital materials at:
Sign up is quick, free and means you will be alerted as more resources are made available.
Updates on COVID-19:
Guidance for educational settings:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
In recent days, there have been some significant international developments in relation to Coronavirus. As a result, Public Health England (PHE) have updated their guidance, which we are advising all students and parents/guardians to follow.
While we have no specific cause for concern relevant to our students, we are conscious that there will naturally be some worries given how high profile the virus is in the current news agenda.
We strongly advise that students and parents follow the below advice. If you have any concerns in regard to your health please dial 111. Please follow the normal process for reporting any absence.
If you have returned from the following specific areas since Wednesday 19 February 2020, you should call NHS 111, stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately even if you DO NOT have symptoms:
– Specific lockdown areas in northern Italy as designated by the Government of Italy
– ‘Special care zones’ in South Korea as designated by the Government of the Republic of South Korea
– Hubei province (returned in the past 14 days)
If you have returned from the following specific areas since Wednesday 19 February and have developed symptoms, however mild, you should call NHS 111, stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately. You do not need to follow this advice if you have no symptoms:
– Northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini)
Guidance from the Government is updated on a daily basis. We will share any significant updates as and when appropriate.