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Coronavirus - Guidance & Advice

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 certain areas overseas.

Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice which can be found at:

 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

 https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/ 

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

What action should I take?

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 school as normal.

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.

The attached poster details the advice we will be following in school along with taking the following action:

  • We have signs throughout the student toilet facility reminding our students of the importance of hand hygiene and the attendants based in there have been actively encouraging students to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water, for a minimum of 20 seconds
  • All classrooms, offices and common rooms have been provided with tissues and hand sanitiser gel for students and staff and to use
  • We have hand sanitiser gel at all the entrance to the school catering facility and again students are encouraged to use this
  • The cleaning team are focusing on high touch areas such as door handles/banisters etc., both morning and evening, alongside their normal cleaning routine
  • We have the latest government guidance on the school website under the news section
  • Registration and assemblies are being utilised to share the local and national guidance on how to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus