School-based documents

  • Remote Learning and Contingency Plan for education at Holywell during Coronavirus outbreaks, closure or lockdown is available here.
  • The latest School Plan is available here. (Update 10 - December 2021)
  • Scenarios - Covid-19 A Quick Reference Guide For Parents - Holywell School - 18 January 2022 - available here
  • Mr Simpson's Guide to Home-Testing can be found here.
  • Our school risk assessment is available hereThe 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. Please email us if you have any questions or suggestions:

What to do if your child is diagnosed with Covid-19 

  • Flowchart from Central Bedfordshire with key actions and contacts available here.

Government Guidance

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): 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 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:


Handwashing advice

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:


Educational resources

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: