Government Guidance

Medical advice

For up-to-date NHS advice click here

To support the delay of the spread of the virus, the guidance is now that if anyone in the household shows symptoms, the whole household should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms. This means people should stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for 14 days from the point of the first member of the family displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection.

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

You do not need to call NHS 111 to stay at home. If your symptoms worsen during your stay at home period or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online at If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

Please contact the school office as soon as possible to let us know if your family is self-isolating. Any absences from school due to self-isolation will be recorded using a code for an exceptional circumstance. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are at all unsure.

Useful Links

Department for Education

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is 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), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Please note, they are currently experiencing high volumes of calls and apologise for any wait that you may experience.


Government updates on COVID-19: