Coronavirus Information


Update 25th January 2021:


St Edward's Remote Learning OFFER

St Edward's Remote Learning



New Update 15/12/2020:

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Updated information from NHS 23rd September 2020


23rd September - PHE letter to parents and guardians.pdf 


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Important letter re: School opening 4th September

Click here for full details of the staggered year bubbles start times and safety measures in place.




Updates - 16th July 2020


Please see below links to access important documents relating to school re-opening in September 2020




Covid-19 Home School agreement update - click here.


16th April 2020 - Hungry little Minds

Useful links for simple activities that parents can do with their child/ren as part of your daily routine. Please click here.

BBC - Tiny Happy People



7th April 2020 - BBC Online Learning 

The BBC are offering 14 weeks of online learning in various subjects. This is led by educationalists and there will be famous faces leading some of the lessons.  This programme starts on Monday 20th April 2020. Please click here for more information.

 Another useful link for parents to use about Corona Virus. Please click here.


St Edward’s Catholic Primary School COVID-19 school closure arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection Appendices to the Safeguarding, Early Help and Child Protection Policy

Update to Safeguarding Policy -Covid19





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.

Coronavirus information

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 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.


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.

The action plan can be found here:

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.
Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

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:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

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

Updates on COVID-19:

Guidance for educational settings:

Guidance for social or community care and residential settings:

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

Educational resources:

Latest Department for Education 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).

To update your record, please go to the GIAS home page, “Sign in” using your “DfE Sign-in” credentials and select GIAS from your available services here:


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