The latest DFE (Department of Education) advice for Coronavirus is as follows:
Anyone showing certain symptoms are now being asked to self-isolate for 7 days, regardless of whether they have travelled to affected areas.
They should stay at home for 7 days if they have either:
• a high temperature
• a new, continuous cough
They should not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital, or contact 111 to tell them they’re staying at home, and do not need to be tested.
Please appreciate that this advice is regularly updated and could change on a daily basis.
Parents can keep up to date with the latest advice on how to protect themselves and others and what to do if they feel ill at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus and visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus for up to date advice on how the government is responding.
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)