Coronavirus Information – Update 19 May 2020
Latest information and advice be found at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has either:
– a high temperature
– a new, continuous cough
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection.
Check the NHS website if you have symptoms: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/
- Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy
- Actions for educational and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June 2020
- Implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings
- What parents and carers need to know about school, colleges and other educational settings during the coronavirus outbreak
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 hand washing before eating and after sneezing, both children and staff should also wash hands after using toilets and after travelling on public transport.
Effective hand hygiene messages:
Double bag and wait before you bin – take extra measures during Coronavirus.
For more information:
NHS advice: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
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.
Further information on what you should do if you are asked to self-isolate can be found here:·
Self Isolation: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/02/20/what-is-self-isolation-and-why-is-it-important/
Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance
Guidance on protecting people most likely to get very poorly from Coronavirus (shielding)
Department for Education advice for Coronavirus for all early years providers, schools and further education providers.
Department for Education coronavirus helpline.
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now 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:
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Latest Department for Education information:·
DfE guidance for education:
– Closure of educational settings information for parents and carers
– Guidance to educational settings about covid 19
The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.
– Early Help EXTRA Newsletter – March 2020
When using any computer, tablet, or smartphone remember SMART;
SAFE: Don’t give out your own information
MEET: Only meet people you have met online with your parents
ACCEPTING: Only open emails & texts from people you trust
RELIABLE: Some people online tell lies, only talk to real world friends and family
TELL: Tell a parent or adult you trust if something you see online makes you feel uncomfortable.
More information can be found via our Online Safety page.
In addition: Guidance for parents and carers: keeping children safe online can also be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:·