The below publications have been issued by the Government and are being adhered to by schools during this time.
For up to date Government guidance please follow the link: Government information - coronavirus
You can also visit the Public Health England page here.
Advice for Parents and Carers Looking after Primary School Children
Online Education Resources
Updated Guidance for Parents and Carers on the Closure of Educational Settings
Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
8am to 6pm – Monday to Friday
10am to 4pm – Saturday and Sunday
It is essential that everyone washes their hands more often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing with soap employs mechanical action that loosens bacteria and viruses from the skin, rinsing them into the drain. Drying hands afterwards makes the skin less hospitable to the virus. Hand sanitiser can be effective, if soap is not available or the situation makes using soap less feasible (i.e. when outside). Using hand sanitiser provides none of the virus-destroying friction that rubbing your hands together and rinsing with water provides.
The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found at:
The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.
Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools and at home:
Our Safeguarding Policy has been updated in light of the current circumstances. Please see policy below.