Coronavirus Advice

Wednesday 29 January 2020

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
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Book a test by clicking here 


How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus


  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water is not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • If you have underlying health issues and have concerns please consult your GP or NHS 111 for guidance


  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Please read the following document regarding Travelling during the School holidays and Coronavirus: Schools letter travel advice.pdf

Please read the following document regarding School Trips and Coronavirus: Letter to parents: coronavirus and trips.pdf

Please read the following regarding Coronavirus: Coronavirus latest information and advice

Useful Websites:

Coronavirus infomation in other languages

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Overview

Stay at home: Guidance

DFE Guidance for Schools

Goverment Advice 

Ofqual - Exam Advice 

Explaining Coronavirus to students 

PHE School zone

Decontamination in non-healthcare settings 

Letters sent to Parents

 Postponed France Trip Letter 13/03/20 

Parent letter 13/03/20

Parents letter 24/03/20.pdf

Year 11 letter 27-03-20.pdf

Government Guidance Free School Meals 31/03/20.pdf