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Coronavirus - Advice from Department for Education

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From Monday 23rd March, Welling School will be closed following instruction from the UK Government. Further information can be found by clicking HERE

There is a DfE helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people with questions about COVID-19 related to education can contact the helpline as follows:


Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
The opening hours are 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday).


From Tuesday 17th March, if your child or any member in your household has coronavirus symptoms, however mild – either a new continuous cough or a high temperature – then the entire household should self isolate at home for at least 14 days. Please inform the school at your earliest convenience.


Advice for parents/guardians

You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.

There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.

We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above.

What action you can take?

A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.

Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.

The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad.

The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting China or Italy.

Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area. This can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-and-avian-flu-advice-for-travel-to-china

Latest information and advice can also be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

The Government's Coronavirus Action Plan can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan


 

 

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