Coronavirus

Coronavirus Guidance News

Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust has been keeping up to date with latest government advice regarding Coronavirus. Currently there are very few cases in the UK, and the government assess therefore that the risk to individuals remains low.

As always, we are maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness within the schools and we are supporting all our students and staff to maintain high standards of basic personal hygiene. Soap dispensers are being checked and refilled regularly to ensure there is always sufficient supply and staff will talk with the students about the importance of thorough hand washing. A poster is displayed in each classroom with guidance.

Our schools continue to remain open as usual.  We will continue to follow all Public Health England guidance and advice to ensure the health and well-being of all students and staff remains our priority.

Below we have provided advice for places of education made available by Public Health England which features information you may find useful:

How serious is the coronavirus?

  • it can cause flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough & difficulty breathing
  • the infection is not serious for most people, including children
  • there is currently no vaccine
  • most people get better with enough rest, water to drink and medicine for pain

How likely are you to catch the virus?

  • you can only catch it if you have been close to a person who has the virus
  • the chance of being in contact with the virus is currently low in the UK
  • if you have travelled to areas where many people are infected, your chance of catching the virus is higher, please click here to see the latest affected areas.
  • Staff, students and pupils who have returned from any category one country should self isolate, and NOT attend school for 14 days.

How can you stop coronavirus spreading?

  • If you need to cough or sneeze, catch it with a tissue, bin it and kill it by washing your hands with soap and water
  • Regularly wash your hands with soap and water or hand sanitiser
  • try not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • do not share items that come into contact with your mouth such as cups and bottles
  • if unwell, do not share items such as bedding, dishes, pencils and towels

What should you do if you feel unwell and think you might have been exposed to the Coronavirus?

  • Keep away from others and stay at home to stop the infection spreading.
  • Avoid public transport if you think you have symptoms of coronavirus.
  • If you become unwell with any of the symptoms whilst at school, and you have visited an infected region within the past 14-days, we would advise that you  immediately alert a senior member of staff.
  • If a member of staff or parent/guardian thinks they or a student may have symptoms of coronavirus, they should call NHS 111 for advice.

We would recommend staff and parents/guardians visit NHS.UK for the latest advice on coronavirus. If you have any concerns, or have symptoms, you should call NHS 111 for further advice.

This guidance may change and the Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust are constantly monitoring the situation. You can view full public health guidance here.