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COVID19 Information

Coronavirus - information for families

We wish to clarify for families the Government advice issued on Monday 16th March:

·If any member of a family has symptoms of Coronavirus the whole household should self isolate for 14 days
· Nobody should therefore come in to school for a period of 14 days if any member of their household has symptoms
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
High temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
New, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.
If in any doubt, we would ask you to please err on the side of caution at this challenging time and follow the guidance to self isolate your whole household.

Useful Links;

Latest Government Information Regarding COVID-19

Talking to Your Child about COVID-19

WSCC Coronavirus Update

Mental Health of our Children

Coronavirus - information for children
"You're all going to be really, really important in slowing down the spread of this disease."

Public Health England have advised that adults can support children by watching Newsround viewers put their questions to Drs Chris and Xand vanTulleken of CBBC's Operation Ouch.

Please click on the link below for essential viewing for speaking to children about the disease.

CBBC Newsround- Coronavirus Questions

The Children's Commissioner has also published the following information:

Childrens Guide to Coronavirus

You can also ring Childline on 0800 1111

Childline has a really good page about the coronavirus that might be worth looking at with 10 tips to cope during lockdown:

Childline Advice - Top Tips for Coping