We are aware that the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation makes for an anxious time for many members of our community, especially those who have pre-existing health conditions, family members in high-risk groups, or friends and family in other affected countries.
The DfE have setup a dedicated helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education.
Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Telephone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Quick Check Guide for Parents / Carers
NHS 111 - check symptoms We will ask you some questions to check if it might be Coronavirus, and tell you what to do next.
Coronavirus - hands, face, space | NHS
Stop the spread of coronavirus and keep on protecting each other. Wash hands. Cover face. Make space. To stop to spread of coronavirus it is still vital that...
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We know that coronavirus spreads when you are in close contact with others and you touch surfaces which have been contaminated. You can stop the spread of infection by washing hands regularly, by wearing a face mask and by maintaining a distance of at least 1metre.
Kent County Council advice and support:
NHS Test and Trace Service Availability of testing and booking system
Advice for parents regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
What parents and carers need to know about schools during the coronavirus outbreak
Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers and pupils
NHS Advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19)Detailed advice and signposting from NHS