DfE has launched a 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: DfE.firstname.lastname@example.org Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm and weekends from 10am to 4pm.
New Update 16th March 2020
First and foremost we would like to reassure you all that we are following the Department for Education guidelines regarding the latest information on Covid-19, and liaising with other schools in Oxfordshire, and will keep you updated on procedures which we may have to follow. We do have a contingency plan in place, should we need to close the school under a Government or Public Health England directive, and communications will remain open regarding any decisions we have to make. We shall be in contact in the usual way via parent mail and the school website.
According to the national guidelines we do have to reiterate the following advice: anyone who shows certain symptoms should self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of whether they have travelled to affected areas. This means that we want people to stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for 14 days from the point of displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection. This will now also apply to other household members, so all members must follow the 14 day 'Whole household isolation' period. The symptoms are a high temperature (37.8 degrees and above) and a new, continuous cough. Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if :
you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
your condition gets worse
your symptoms do not get better after 7 days