Coronavirus - Update for parents

Update - Letter issued by Mrs Oates 18th March 2020

Update - Letter issued by Mrs Oates 17th March 2020

Update - Issued 10th March 2020

Update - Issued 6th March 2020

Update - Issued 4th March 2020

Update 28/02/2020

  • Public Health England has issued new advice on the coronavirus in places of education. A revised poster issued this morning says: “You should wash hands with soap & water or hand sanitiser … on arrival at any childcare or educational setting

Update 26/02/2020

Other general advice:

Please see below communication from The Department of Education.

Advice for all early years providers, schools and further education providers

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:

Latest information and advice can also be found at:

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.

Also see Coronavirus public information poster.

Contact the School

St Werburgh's and St Columba's Primary

Lightfoot Street

Tel: 01244 981228

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