- Guidance notes for students and parents (with a Post-November 2020 Lockdown update) are available here. NB These notes only apply to Critical Workers and Vulnerable students who are still in school during the current Lockdown.
- Scenarios - Covid-19 A Quick Reference Guide For Parents - Holywell School - December 2020 - available here
- Our school risk assessment is available here. The risk assessment is regularly updated in the light of Government advice and in collaboration with our Health and Safety Consultant. We value and welcome feedback from parents on the risk assessment. This version includes updates in the light of Lockdown #3 guidance (January 2021). Please email us if you have any questions or suggestions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Remote Learning and Contingency Plan for education at Holywell during Coronavirus closure or lockdown is available here.
What to do if your child is diagnosed with Covid-19
- Flowchart from Central Bedfordshire with key actions and contacts available here.
The latest Government information can be found in the following links:
- What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings
- Coronavirus - Testing - letter from NHS/DfE/PHE
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings
- Social distancing
- Showing symptoms
To support the delay of the spread of the virus, the Department for Health and Social Care has asked anyone who shows certain symptoms to stay at home for 7 days, regardless of whether they have travelled to affected areas. This means people should stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for 7 days from the point of displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection.
Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has any of the following:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
You do not need to call NHS 111 to stay at home. If your symptoms worsen during your stay at home period or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
Stay at home guidance:
COVID-19 travel guidance for the education sector
The Government has issued new travel guidance for the education sector. This advises against all overseas education trips for children under 18. This does not apply to domestic trips, or overseas trips which are already underway.
The full guidance 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:
The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.
Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools:
Department for Education coronavirus helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Please note, they are currently experiencing high volumes of calls and apologise for any wait that you may experience. To ensure that we answer your calls as quickly as possible we have now extended our opening hours to cover weekends.
If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the hotline.
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19:
Guidance for social or community care and residential settings:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
Latest Department for Education information: