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How Parents Can Help


Precautions at home

  • Reinforce the need for increased handwashing and check that your child is using and disposing of tissues as recommended.

  • Use this link for up to date information and avoid inaccurate social media information:

  • Inform the school as quickly as possible if any child or person they have been in contact with, develops symptoms of the virus.

  • Anyone with symptoms will need to follow government guidelines to self-isolate for 7 days.

What should you do if you feel unwell?
Keep away from others and stay at home to stop the infection spreading. Avoid public transport if you think you have symptoms of coronavirus. If you become unwell at a place of education, tell a member of staff and let them know if you have travelled to any other countries in the last 14 days.

If you think that you or family member has symptoms of coronavirus, you should self-isolate for 7 days.  If necessary,  call NHS 111 for advice.

Parents can visit NHS.UK to find out more information. 

Staff, students and pupils who have returned from Iran, specific lockdown areas in northern Italy, special care zones in South Korea or Hubei province China (returned in the past 14 days) should self isolate, and NOT attend education or work for 14 days. See NHS.UK for advice on coronavirus.

Click on the link below to see the latest parent letter issued with information and advice for parents.



Below is a link to a poster which shows how hands should be washed thoroughly.







Reducing children's anxiety about the virus

Official information so far is that children are unlikely to become seriously ill if they contract the virus.  People with underlying illness and the elderly have a greater risk.  Children will worry if the adults around them are worrying and it is important to remember that they will worry about family members becoming ill- not just themselves.

It is helpful to talk through any concerns your child may have in a factual, non-alarming way.


We receive daily updates in regard to the situations and will inform you if the situation changes.


See further information on the Public Health England Blog and the NHS UK website.



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