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Coronavirus

What parents need to know about the current situation (June 1st)

 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

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.

 

Educational resources:

Latest Department for Education information:

 

A guide for families with ASC issues:

/docs/Supporting_children_with_ASC.pdf

 

The importance of hygiene

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.

Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.

In addition to handwashing before eating and after sneezing, both children and staff should also wash hands after using toilets and after travelling on public transport.

Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages:

Public Health England has a dedicated webpage with a range of posters and digital materials at:

Sign up is quick, free and means you will be alerted as more resources are made available.

 

Educational resources

The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.

Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools:

 

Further information on what you should do if you are asked to self-isolate can be found here:

 

Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19:

Guidance for educational settings:

Latest Department for Education information:

The Department of Education (DfE) has launched a new helpline for schools to answer education-related questions about COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

 

The helpline is open on 0800 046 8687 from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and is available to staff, parents and young people. Alternatively, you can email: DfE.coronavirus@education.gov.uk 

 

Please refer to available guidance above for advice. If you still have questions regarding COVID you can contact the Public Health England Acute Response Centre on 0300 303 8162, as you would normally for infectious disease advice, but go through to their coronavirus helpline.  

 

Further guidance is available online: