Week Ending Friday 13 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following the COBRA meeting on Thursday 12 March and the Prime Minister’s announcement, it is our intention to maintain as normal a routine for the school as possible.  We have a number of contingency plans based on Government advice, should they need to be put in place.

In the event of the Government deciding that schools should close, all students should now have been issued with details of where resources will be found and which learning platforms staff will use.  All of these details will be kept on the school’s website and updated frequently throughout any closure, should it be necessary.

Additionally, the Department for Education has launched a new helpline for staff, parents and young people to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education.  The helpline can be contacted as follows:  phone:  0800 046 8687, email:  Opening hours: 8.00am-6.00pm (Monday to Friday).

Please find below details published by the NHS detailing the symptoms of the Coronavirus:

What are the coronavirus symptoms?

Coronavirus infects the lungs. The symptoms start with a fever followed by a dry cough, which can lead to breathing problems.

It takes five days on average to start showing the symptoms, scientists have said, but some people will get symptoms much later than this.

The incubation period lasts up to 14 days, the World Health Organization (WHO) says....

Click on the link below to continue reading...