Daily Government Update for Education Settings
We will post any daily update from the Government here relevant to Schools.
Please see Government advice on key workers:
Today the Chancellor has confirmed the Government will continue to pay for free early years entitlement places even if settings are closed on the advice of Public Health England or children are not able to attend due to coronavirus. We expect local authorities to follow the Department’s position, and to continue early entitlements funding for all childminders, schools and nurseries. We will not be asking for funding back from local authorities.
The Government’s advice remains that childcare settings should stay open unless advised otherwise by Public Health England, and today’s announcement should help settings to continue to do so. This will minimise both longer-term disruption to parents and any income losses that providers may otherwise experience.
The full statement can be found here:
We continue to monitor, on a daily basis, the situation regarding the Coronavirus. Our schools have no cases but we are reminding the children, daily, to wash their hands properly. All children have been taught to wash their hands to a song and taught how to wash all areas of their hands with soap, rinse and dry. They have been reminded to use a tissue to catch sneezes or coughs, (or into their elbow) and to bin tissues immediately and wash hands after. All our cleaners have been asked to use extra anti bac spray to clean surfaces and door handles.
If you are concerned at all, please call 111 for advice. Please update yourselves on current advice and self isolate according to the advice you are given informing the school immediately by emailing email@example.com.
Please ensure you have signed up to the schools closure website - this will be the method used to inform you in the event of a closure. If the schoo, is closed, the school website will be the main point of communication.
In the event of a school closure, work will be posted on the school website for your child to complete and bring with them on return to school. Please use the schools website for up to date information.
Best Wishes and stay safe,
There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
Updated guidance for education settings on coronavirus (COVID-19)
What you need to know:
Current advice remains in place: no education or children’s social care setting should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.
The Chief Medical Officer has advised that the impact of closing schools on both children’s education and on the workforce would be substantial, but the benefit to public health may not be. Decisions on future advice to education or children’s social care settings will be taken based on the latest and best scientific evidence, which at this stage suggests children are a lower risk group.
The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.
Where to find the latest information