Covid 19 - Coronavirus
Coronavirus - Department for Education Information
It is the government’s plan that all children and young people, in all year groups, will return to school full time from the beginning of the autumn term; and attendance will again be mandatory from the beginning of the new academic year.
However, if your child, or someone in your household has Coronavirus symptoms, please do not send your child to school and notify the school of this. The household (and anyone in your support bubble) must stay at home. Please engage with the Test and Trace process so that a test can be arranged, and notify school of the results.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Coronavirus Guidance and Support
The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water.
Watch this short NHS film for guidance:
Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) 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 by calling:
Phone: 0800 046 8687.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.