As an academy we are continuing to monitor the advice provided by the Government regarding Coronavirus on a daily basis and are implementing action as required e.g. enhanced cleaning regimes, opportunities for hand washing, access to sanitiser etc. 

Following recent addresses from our Prime Minister 2020 giving updated guidance around self-isolation we have had many queries from rightly concerned parents. We have created the following document that will be kept updated 

Information for Parents re Coronavirus Outbreak

Please click here for some websites to support learning if self-isolating

New guidance for households with symptoms

Yesterday (March 18th) the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

  • if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started
  • if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
  • for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.

The symptoms are:

  • A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
  • A new, continuous cough

The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:

The Department For Education have also set up a helpline as below:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Thank you as always for your support and support in promoting hand washing!

 

Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.
Watch this short NHS film here for guidance.

 

Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song here

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