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Schoolsworks is a multi-academy trust in West Sussex. Our aim is to create small hubs of schools which work closely together to collaborate, share best practice and improve outcomes for children.

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

We know that some of you have may have concerns or questions about the current outbreak of coronavirus. 

We want to reassure you we are working hard to ensure everyone at school is safe. The DFE have issued further guidance for all schools to share with parents/carers. 

We are continuing to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

THE LATEST ADVICE FROM THE DfE IS DETAILED BELOW. 

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

Today, the DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

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

No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.

Advice to Parents - What Action You Can Take

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.The importance of hygiene

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

https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101-coronavirus-/resources

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

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

If there are any further developments with the situation here in the UK, we will keep you updated or if you have any concerns please call the school office on 01903 230467.