Updated 9th March 2020
Got any questions about Coronavirus in an education setting?
At the DfE we've got a helpline offering guidance for anyone with education related questions - from early years up to universities, plus parents.
0800 046 8687
8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Updated: 28th February 2020
Please find attached two Government Coronavirus posters to be used.
Updated: 26th February 2020
As this situation continues to evolve, we have some key new guidance issued @17:30 on travel advice, advice to ALL employers and ALL NON-CLINICAL settings found here.
In the past 48hrs, we have received a number of calls and emails about the advice to provide local employers on how to treat their employees where they are advised by NHS 111 or PHE to isolate for 14 days. For the latest guidance, please click here.
Guidance for schools and other educational settings in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 can be found by clicking here.
This guidance will assist schools and other educational settings in providing advice for pupils, students, staff and parents or carers regarding:
the novel coronavirus, COVID-19
how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections including COVID-19
what to do if someone confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 has been in a school or other educational setting
what advice to give to individuals who have travelled to specified countries and areas within the last 14 days
Coronavirus advice for educational settings poster
The poster accompanies the guidance and should be downloaded, printed and displayed in all education settings. It is aimed at parents, carers, students, headteachers, teaching and support team staff.
COVID:19 - Localised Posters for Schools
SBC Media team have produced some localised posters that schools and other education settings can use to promote the national handwashing programme. We strongly encourage that schools print these off and put them up around the school/setting.
Two different posters have been designed, one for KS1/2 and one for KS3/4 - please find these attached.
Preparations for Closure Due to Coronavirus - Special Edition
In the newsletter this week: a message from Michael Marks (Executive Director (Children & Public Health)), Brin Martin (Director of Education and Early Years), John O’Loughlin (Director of Children's Services), Krishna Ramkhelawon (Director of Public Health), Key LA Contact Information, 'Critical Workers' Defined and Latest DfE Guidance.
To download this week's issue, click the link under 'Downloads' on the right hand side.
Interactive HR List
This list in no longer in operation, please log in to the Southend Learning Network view the new HR Resource page for access to documents. The new page can be accessed via:
1. Login in to the SLN
2. Click on 'Resources' tab along the top
3. Choose 'Human Resources Home Page'
4. You will only have access if your school subscribes to the HR service
If you have any difficulties accessing this resource page, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01702 215938
COVID-19: Implications on NQT Induction Guidance
Please visit the Department for Education website here for the latest guidance on COVID-19: Implications on NQT Induction.