Coronavirus - What you need to know

Coronavirus - What you need to know

Information on coronavirus is available on the NHS website

The Department of Education have launched a new helpline to answer questions about Coronavirus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows

Phone: 0800 046 8687


Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

COVID-19: Guidance for educational settings

Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students. 

The importance of hand washing

Remember, washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from a viral type illness such as the coronavirus. 

When done properly, hand washing removes dirt, viruses and bacteria to stop them spreading to other people and objects.

Watch the NHS video to find out the best way to wash your hands. 

Resources for Schools on Hygiene


e-Bug is a free educational resource recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence for classroom and home.

KS1 resources cover Horrid Hands and Super Sneezes and KS2 resources cover Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Hygiene. 

The Importance of Hygiene

Personal hygiene is the most important way to tackle coronavirus. Public Health England has a dedicated webpage with a range of posters and digital materials that can be displayed in schools.

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