Corona Virus

Latest update – 16/03/2020

Self-isolation measures: anyone with symptoms is now being urged to self-isolate for 14 days, rather than 7 days as it was before. Anyone who lives with someone with symptoms should also self-isolate for 14 days.

 

Latest Update from School: Parents and Carers Update – 16-03-2020

Latest Update from Focus-Trust: Focus-Trust Letter – 13-03-2020

 

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Corona Virus – Information for Parents and Carers

It is important that we keep you informed of the information the school has received from Public Health England with reference to corona virus.  This is an ever evolving situation and we are anticipating regular updates and advice from the Department for Education and Public Health England which we will continue to share with you as necessary.

 

Updates will be dated as they are posted.

 

Update 10/03/2020

Government coronavirus action plan

Yesterday, the Prime Minister confirmed that the government’s response to COVID-19 remains in the Contain phase – the first phase in the government’s coronavirus action plan.

The coronavirus action plan was launched last week. This document sets out what we have done to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to do next, depending upon the course the current coronavirus outbreak takes.

The action plan can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan

Advice from Public Health England continues to be for education and children’s social care settings to remain open, unless advised otherwise. We are continually reviewing how best to support all educational settings and the impact of any measures will be considered carefully before being implemented.

 

Update 09/03/2020

Department for Education Corona Virus helpline

The  DfE 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
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Please also click / follow the links below for further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan

 

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School Letter_RE: Travel_Advice_- Corona_Virus (26/02/2020)

DfE – Covid-19 Update – 02/03/2020

 

Further information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health#guidance_and_regulation

 

The importance of hygiene 

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.

Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.

In addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, both children and staff should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.