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.
Update from DFE following PHE guidance (17/3/20)
Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:
The symptoms are:
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.
For the latest information and advice on the virus, go to www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.