As the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) develops, we continue to follow guidance from Public Health England and the Department for Education, both on their website and through direct communication.

It is possible that Public Health England will provide advice for us on a case-by-case basis, which might differ from that which they publish. Please rest assured that the decisions we make are done so with regard to appropriate professional guidance. We are also taking into account advice and support from other agencies and organisations.

Public Health England are updating their guidance daily, their website can be found HERE.

The safety and welfare of our pupils is paramount. We have provided hand wash for pupils in key areas of the school and we have promoted the messages from Public Health England around handwashing. At this point, we are not aware of any pupils, parents or staff being tested positive for coronavirus.

With regards to examinations, no delay or alternative arrangements have been announced and Ofqual’s advice is to prepare for examinations as usual. Should alternative arrangements be needed, work will be set through online platforms including Microsoft Teams and the Trust parent app – Weduc.


Coronavirus – 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 China.

Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area. This can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china https://www.gov.uk/government/news/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-and-avian-flu-advice-for-travel-to-china

Latest information and advice can also be found at:
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus


Advice for parents/guardians

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 their early years, school or further education setting as normal.

We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above.


What action you can take

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.

You can do this by:

Displaying this poster in relevant public spaces:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5e35b25740f0b609169cb52a/coronavirus-public-info-poster-2.pdf
Sharing DHSC content from the following social media links:
https://twitter.com/DHSCgovuk/status/1223888531262726144 https://www.facebook.com/DHSCgovuk/videos/194227541968649/

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dhsc_coronavirus-coronavirusoutbreak-coronavirusuk-activity-6629655670331318273-Djpu