Advice and Information
Public Health England have a comprehensive list of guidance that can be found here: Please click here for Public Health England
The NHS has a dedicated website with information on how COVID-19 spreads and how to avoid infection; plus NHS advice for anyone who thinks they may have symptoms or who might have been exposed to the virus when travelling: Please click here for NHS 111
The Department of Education has 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)
Parents may wish to discuss Coronavirus with their children to alleviate growing concern, BBC Newsround have a friendly and informative page with child appropriate articles and links that we recommend - Please click here for BBC Newsround.
Also please see the booklet below which you may wish to share with your child.
For the latest information from Public Health England regarding COVID-19,
Please click here for the guidance given to students regarding good hand hygiene and how to avoid catching and spreading germs.
Sadly due to the current situation we are limiting visitors into school. If you have a booked appointment with a member of staff, please follow the protocols set in place for your safety as outlined in the policy above. Thank you for your co-operation.
Coronavirus- latest advice for parents and carers
Every Mind Matters has now released expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It also includes guidance if you’re feeling worried or anxious about the outbreak.
Please visit: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
NHS Covid-19 parent guide on when to contact your doctor
Covid Council and Community Support Lines Information
Information to share with children with regards to the Coronavirus
The main messages are:
- Stay alert; Wash hands regularly, cover face in enclosed spaces, stay a least 2 metres apart or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions
- If you have symptoms get tested. If you test positive self isolate for 10 days from the symptoms first appeared. If negative you can return to normal activities
- this action will help protect others in your community whilst you are infectious
- plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home
- ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
- stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible
- wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water
- stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible
- you do not need to call NHS111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999. (Public Health England, 12th March 2020)