Coronavirus – Update


Coronavirus – Advice for all early years providers, schools and further education providers. 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.

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

China Travel Advice Click Here

Novel coronavirus and avian flu: advice for travel to China Click Here

Latest information and advice can also be found at:

Latest Advice Click Here

Information for the public Click Here

Please share this advice with your staff and cascade as appropriate.

Advice for parents/guardians:

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 early years, school or further education setting as normal.

We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above.

What to do if you have symptoms:

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
• A high temperature;
• A new continuous cough.

This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.

Please notify the school on the first day of self-isolation and do not return for 7 days.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Your child should remain at home at all times.

You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Stay at home Advice Click Here

If you are at all concerned about symptoms contact NHS 111 or use their online service.

NHS 111 Online Service Click Here

If you do so, please notify the school and share any additional advice.

What action you can take:

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, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.