Update on the Government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - 12 March 2020

(Posted on 13/03/20)

Update on the Government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - 12 March 2020


We continue to follow guidance provided by daily updates from the Department for Education and Public Health England to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including the importance of personal hygiene and cleanliness.


Covid-19 guidance for educational settings advises that pupils, students, staff and visitors should wash their hands:

We have increased the number of sanitisers around the school, and whilst we do have stock currently, we are awaiting further supplies.

Our school has no confirmed cases that we are aware of but we are continually monitoring the situation.

Outcome of the Cobra meeting on 12 March 2020

Please note that if you make the decision to keep your child at home you must make us aware of the reason and their symptoms as we need to be able to monitor the situation across the school and record absence in line with Department for Education requirements.

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has produced information on travel insurance implications following the COVID-19 outbreak and we are presently seeking clarity with a view to submitting claims to obtain refunds from with ABTA via the tour companies and/or our insurance provider (the Government's RPA).  As parents have paid for the overseas trips planned for April, even though the trips are unlikely to run, we will not cancel without understanding the implications of cancelling and the constraints of the insurance.

UK visits are currently unaffected, but we will review and update all risk assessments and take advice from Evolve (our risk assessment advisers) and the Department for Education to ensure that the latest health measures are in place.

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

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/covid-19-travel-guidance-for-the-education-sector

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus


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