Coronavirus – Latest News

Updated 30th March 2020

The school nurse team have been in touch to say that they are still available during the school closures if you need to get in touch with them regarding COVID-19 or the more general health and well being of your children .

Their contact details are:

Health Visitor and School Nurse SPA Hub: 01246 515100 Website: www.derbyshireschoolnurses.org.uk

For more general information.

General Coviod 19 info and community health services info website: www.dchs.nhs.uk

From Friday 20 March schools, childcare and other educational settings are closed for everyone except vulnerable children and children of critical workers.

The government have published guidance for parents and carers:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Critical workers

If parents’ work is critical to the coronavirus response, their children will be prioritised for early years and education provision.

The Government has published a list of critical workers:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

With Coronavirus very much in the news, we wanted to reassure you that we are constantly monitoring the latest guidance and we will keep this page up to date with the latest government advice.

23rd March – Coronavirus ‘key worker’ Government guidance for Derbyshire schools, nonschool settings, parents and carers.

View our newly updated Infection Control Policy here

19th March – Letter to Parents – School Closure

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

A new helpline has been launched, which you can call if you have any questions about COVID-19 related to education.

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

The importance of hygiene

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.

We have shared a video about handwashing with all the children in school. Click here to see the NHS advice on how to do this properly!

Public Health England has a dedicated webpage with a range of posters and digital materials at:

https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101-coronavirus-/resources

Sign up is quick, free and means you will be alerted as more resources are made available.

Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19:
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Guidance for educational settings:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus