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Coronavirus (Covid19)

9 March 2020 (by admin)

Government Coronavirus action plan

The Government have launched their Coronavirus action plan. This document sets out what the UK as a whole has done to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to do next.

The action plan can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan

The document includes:

· what we know about the virus and the disease it causes

· how we have planned for an infectious disease outbreak, such as the current coronavirus outbreak

· the actions we have taken so far in response to the current coronavirus outbreak

· what we are planning to do next, depending upon the course the current coronavirus outbreak takes

· the role the public can play in supporting this response, now and in the future

The importance of hygiene
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.

Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.

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


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

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - open to parents, youn people and professionals:

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

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