As the situation continues to develop on COVID-19 we have created a full page for our updates, which will have a date stamp to show when NEW information has been added.
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. We are continuing to keep you updated on the government’s response to Coronavirus. Public Health England advises that the risk to individuals remains low.
Monday 16 March, Public Health England has issued tailored guidance for education settings, this is being updated almost daily so please continue to monitor this page: can find at:
Monday 16 March, 5pm: In the first of the Prime Ministers Press Conferences the UK chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said “that while it “may be necessary” to think about school closures, this should only be “at the right stage” of the outbreak.”
Sir Vallance added that “if one person in any household starts to display symptoms, everyone living there must stay at home for 14 days.” This is increased from the previous advice of 7 days.
Monday 2 March, the DfE 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
The advice remains ‘No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.’
Latest information and advice can also be found at:
|Public Health England blog: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/|
This is the link to the Government Action Plan:
This topic can be very confusing and scary for our young people/pupils so we would encourage you to visit the following BBC pages with them: