COVID-19: update 18 March 2020

COVID-19: Coronavirus

We are all aware of the concerns associated with the Coronavirus and speed at which it is spreading.

Please be reassured that I receive daily updates from the Department for Education to help me manage the situation and make the necessary decisions regarding our school community. At the moment everything is continuing as normal and you will be informed if there are any changes.

The children and staff will be reminded to wash their hands regularly. It will help if this is reinforced at home too.

There are posters around school, in classrooms and public places from Public Health England, reminding everyone of how to minimise spreading of the virus – see below


Further information can also be found by following the link below:

COVID -19: Guidance for education settings – Updated 16.03.2020

How to wash your hands properly

Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.
Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song:

Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.