Coronavirus Advice

Coronavirus Advice

The Department of Education has asked all education provides to pass on the following advice to you:

The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad.
The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting China.

Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area. This can be found at

Latest information and advice can also be found at:

Advice for parents/guardians

You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus. There is no reason why your should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.
We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the latest travel advice via the link above.

What action you can take

A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices.


2 thoughts on “Coronavirus Advice”
  1. Lorraine pinnington
    Lorraine pinnington says:

    I work in the spire hospital and the nhs has took it over. I have a 3 year old child and I am a single parent. My mum has to travel from house to house to mind him 2 days a week so I can go to work. My dad is a key/ critical worker as he works on the dock. Where do I stand with my employer. I think it is best if I don’t go to work for the safety of my mum and my dad but Has my employer still got to pay me I’m really worried and don’t know what to do for the best.

    • Staff
      Staff says:

      Hello, Sorry I can’t answer your question with full knowledge. We are just a Childminding setting, sharing advice we was sent, this was post at the very early beginning of the outbreak as well. With regards to you not working due to no childcare, it is a gray area and down to each employer, as far as I know right now there is no government mandate to force employees to pay you if you can’t work to no childcare. However if you work in a hospital they should have in place childcare provision for their employee’s but again I am on giving you a general answer.My only advice would be to speak to your manager, explain the situation and if they need you to work then they should be able to advise with regards to childcare.


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