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Sherbourne Fields School

Sherbourne Fields School

Coronavirus Information

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Update: 20th March 2020
We continue to remain OPEN next week but send the very best wishes to our families who are self-isolating at home and looking after their children due to their underlying health needs. We will be keeping in touch via our website, twitter, Facebook,Text & email. Contact us anytime

 

Advice on the coronavirus for places of education

Information about Coronavirus

As you undoubtably will be aware, 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 our Sherbourne families and community may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from Half term holidays abroad.

Please see below an update from the Chief Medical Officer for England for travellers returning to the UK from specific areas affected by COVID-19:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for-returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk

The link below provides the latest information from the government website.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

NHS advice
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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.

 

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. This information is highlighted in a useful poster:

http://briefing.safeguardinginschools.co.uk/lt.php?s=bdcfad68ba2a912d4f85715dda9281a2&i=97A131A5A1113

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

Today, we have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

 

No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.