Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest news and advice
Coronavirus & Free School Meals
If you are eligible for free school meals and would like to order a picnic lunchbox, you can place your order here: https://forms.gle/GKVR6R3wB3xon4xZ9
All orders must be received by 9.45am. Orders after this time will not be made.
Please re-order each day you require lunch and collect your lunch from the kitchen door. Thank you
How to wash your hands properly
Latest Information - COVID-19 Coronavirus
Updated 6th March 2020
Launch of Action Plan
On Tuesday, the Coronavirus action plan was launched. This document sets out what the UK as a whole has done to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to do next.
The action plan can be found here:
Action plan overview
The action plan sets out a four phased approach in response to the Coronavirus – Contain, Delay, Mitigate, and Research. An approach designed by world leading experts.
As there are already cases in the UK, the current emphasis is on the Contain and Research phases, but planning for Delay and Mitigation is already in train.
As part of the Contain phase, we have been providing advice about educational settings in England, which can be found on Public Health England’s website. We also launched a DfE helpline to manage the flow of increasing queries, from providers parents and young people.
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes – also help in delaying the peak of the infection.
The action plan is a framework that outlines the types of options open to government in each of these four phases. But this document is only a list of the types of measures we could consider – not those we are planning to implement.
Yesterday, the Department of Health and Social Care launched a public information campaign that focuses on the importance of handwashing. Washing hands for 20 seconds is central to prevent and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Latest Information - COVID-19 Coronavirus
3rd March 2020
Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline:
The Department for Education have launched a helpline to answer any questions you may have about COVID-19 in related to education. Parents and young people can contact the helpline, which is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19.
Updated 27th February
Please see attached latest information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), which Public Health England advises remains a low risk to individuals in the UK. If you have recently travelled abroad, please see advice below.
Advice for those who have travelled recently
On 25th February, the Chief Medical Advisor for England updated advice for travellers returning to the UK from specific areas affected by COVID-19, which you can find at:
If you have returned from the following specific areas since 19th February, you should call NHS 111 and stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if you do not have symptoms:
If you have returned from the following areas since 19 February and develop symptoms, however mild, you should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS 111:
If you have a cough, or fever or shortness of breath and have visited any of the following areas in the last 14 days, stay indoors and call NHS 111 informing them of your recent travel:
Where to find the latest information
Public Health England blog: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/
Maps showing affected regions of China, Republic of Korea and Italy https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas
Health Advice if you have been to China in the past 14 days
updated 3rd February 2020
In order to reduce your risk of acquiring and spreading common infections and to reinforce good practice, Public Health England have asked us to remind parents to promote thorough hand washing and good respiratory and personal hygiene with your children. This includes the following:
If you are concerned about anyone who has developed respiratory symptoms within 14 days of returning from Wuhan, China please see the poster below.