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Updated Coronavirus Guidance

Dear Parents/Carers

The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad. The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting China.

You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.  There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their education setting as normal.  A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.  Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices. Germs can live on some surfaces for hours. To protect yourself and others:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.
    • Bin the tissue, and to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel.
    • If you have arrived back from China within 14 days follow the specific advice for returning travellers.

This is the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus.

The Government have recently released updated advice that it would be helpful for all to have readily available.  Please find below links with more general information and advice about the illness, this includes copies of a poster that is on display in school.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/866771/Coronavirus_advice_for_education_settings_poster.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area. This can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-and-avian-flu-advice-for-travel-to-china

 

DFE have now set up a helpline offering guidance for anyone with education related questions – from early years up to universities, plus parents.

The Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline is 0800 0468687

8am to 8pm (Monday to Friday)

You can also email at the following address;

DFE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

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