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Coronavirus Advice & Information

Still Here | NSPCC | Helpline | 30"

The NSPCC are still here for children. If you're concerned about a child please contact us on 0808 800 5000 or email

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.

Coronavirus explained using images and Makaton. #WeTalkMakaton

You asked us to create a resource that could be used to explain Coronavirus to children with special needs. So here it is using images and Makaton.

Germ Smart Kids - How To Wash Your Hands

Learn how to keep your hands clean and stay healthy with Germ Smart - not just for kids! Visit for more information.

Update from DFE following PHE guidance (17/3/20)

New guidance for households with symptoms

Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

  • if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started
  • if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
  • for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.

The symptoms are:

  • A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
  • A new, continuous cough


Please continue to promote the simple measures school communities can take to reduce the spread of infections, including Coronavirus:


•       Washing hands often with soap and water, for a minimum of 20 seconds, especially after using public transport

•       If soap and water is unavailable, using alcohol-based hand sanitiser

•       Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

•       Catching coughs or sneezes in a tissue. Then bin the tissue, and wash hands, or use a sanitiser gel.


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