Covid-19 Update from DfE

13th March 2020

New guidance issued on 12th March 2020

What to do if you have symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

We will not be testing people who are self-isolating with mild symptoms.

If your child is showing either of the symptoms listed above, please keep them at home and ring the school with the reason for absence.  Please find information about self isolation in the link below.

Link to Guidance About Self Isolation at Home


DfE Helpline for Parents/Carers

The 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 Email:

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

Department for Education (DFE) have advised that no school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.


Link to Guidance for Travel/Returning from Travel

This advice is being regularly updated by Public Health and the Government, so please use this link for the most up to date information.

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