Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

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
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
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.

The importance of hygiene

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.

27.02.2020 The latest advice for education settings, from Public Health England

We continue to monitor the National advice for Education Settings, please see summary document below, but if you would like to read the full guidance please click on the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

The Government and NHS are well prepared to deal with the virus.

We can all help too.

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.

As a School we are following the above advice and are monitoring local and national guidance.  If you would like to know the latest information and guidance, please go to: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public