I am writing to pass onto you the information that has been given to schools. Over the next few days I will try to keep this page and the 'Letters to parents' page as up to date as possible in a rapidly changing situation. We may also continue to use our parentmail facility to contact you.
For today I am attaching information provided to schools about critical workers and a separate letter about isolating at home.
As Mr Figg sent through earlier this week, all the pupils may not be at school, but the school is still at the hub of your community and we will be working to support you as far as we can in these exceptional circumstances.
What you need to know:
What guidance has the Government given regarding coronavirus?
Schools and parents should refer to the latest information and advice from the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England to get the most up to date guidance from Government.
What guidance has the Government given to schools regarding providing advice to pupils, staff and parents about coronavirus?
The Government has published guidance for schools and other educational settings in providing advice for pupils, students, staff and parents about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
In terms of the advice that those displaying symptoms of COVID-19 should self isolate; the guidance for this can be found here:
The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. 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.
Watch this short NHS film for guidance: