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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARENTS - 17th March 2020
Following advice from the government yesterday please note the following:
If you or any member in your household have or deveop any of the following symptoms:
• a high temperature
• a new, continuous cough
• Shortness of breath
Your child or anyone in your family should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.
• After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.
• But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days
• Please do not send your children to school after one day off and follow the above guidelines.
We want to ensure that all members of our school community are safe and the risk of infection is kept to a minimum.
We will continue to update you regularly through the website, Parent Pay and letters.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this matter.
At St Edward's we are closely following the advice of the Department for Health and Social Care and Public Health England to ensure all children, families and staff are kept well informed of the latest guidance. The school has put all the measures in place as requested and is liaising with the Local Authority to ensure everyone remains healthy.
You can obtain the latest news at:
Department for Education has 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 8687No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
This is your daily email to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). 12.3.20
Government coronavirus action plan
The government coronavirus action plan sets out what the UK has done to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), and what we plan to do next.
The situation is constantly reviewed and action informed by expert science and advice, guided by the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Scientific Adviser.
Action plan recap
The action plan sets out a four-phased approach in response to coronavirus – Contain, Delay, Mitigate, and Research, based on the latest scientific evidence.
The current emphasis is on the Contain and Research phases, however planning for Delay and Mitigation is already in train.
As part of the Contain phase, we have been providing advice to educational settings in England. We also launched a DfE helpline to manage the flow of increasing queries, from providers parents and young people.
How to wash your hands properly
Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.
Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song:
Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.
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:
Please note, we are currently experiencing high volumes of calls and apologise for any wait that you may experience. Your call will join a queue and we will answer as soon as possible.
If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UKPRN) available when calling the helpline.
Where to find the latest information
Please keep your GIAS contacts up to date
If you work in a school, please take this opportunity to review your contact information in Get Information About Schools (GIAS).
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