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
Current advice remains in place: No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
new continuous cough and/or
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection
Key messages - updated
The Prime Minister's statement on Sunday 10th May contained information regarding the possible phased re-opening of schools to key year groups - Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 from 1st June. Current guidance remains unchanged and school continues to remain open for children of key workers and those who are classed as vulnerable.
Schools have yet to receive guidance on how and when it will be safe to do this and once this is received we will begin planning for the safe return of groups of pupils. We will ensure that we keep parents updated and any plans will be shared with you.
Please see copy below of the letter to parents which has been sent out via ParentApp today.