Advice for Visitors
If you have had a temperature or new persistent cough or feel unwell please do not visit the school.
Visitors who are not essential and have not pre booked will not be able to visit the school
On arrival staff and visitors who check in at reception will be asked to queue so that we can process arrivals carefully and visitors will only have access if they are on the list at reception. Please check with the staff member you are expecting to visit/ meet if you are unsure about your visit or have any questions.
Advice for staff who feel unwell
- If you have a fever / temperature or new persistent cough stay at home for 7 days and do not return to work.
- If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must not return to work for 14 days.
- All absence should continue to be reported via the staff absence line as normal
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
The DfE have 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)
The Importance Of Hygiene
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.
Advice on the coronavirus for places of education poster
Public Health England has a dedicated webpage with a range of posters and digital materials at:
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Guidance for educational settings:
Guidance on residential settings:
Advice for parents/carers:
Extraordinary Amendment To The Child Protection And Safeguarding Policy
Letters To Parents/Carers
All Young People : Updated 15 April 2020
We are really pleased that the Government has amended national guidance on how often some people can leave their home during the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus: Government clarifies guidance on exercise (9 April 2020) now says:
You can leave your home for medical need. If you (or a person in your care) have a specific health condition that requires you to leave the home to maintain your health - including if that involves travel beyond your local area - then you can do so. This could, for example, include where individuals with learning disabilities or autism require specific exercise in an open space two or three times each day - ideally in line with a care plan agreed with a medical professional.
Even in such cases, in order to reduce the spread of infection and protect those exercising, travel outside of the home should be limited, as close to your local area as possible, and you should remain at least 2 metres apart from anyone who is not a member of your household or a carer at all times.