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COVID-19

We have put together some information regarding COVID-19.

Please do take time to read it and keep yourself up to date with the current situation.

Current Situation – Both our schools are closed.  There is provision at our partner school Trinity Richmond.  Please contact admin@trinityr.dalesmat.org if you require further information.

Please also check the letters section of our website for any information that has been sent to parents.

Please click here for up to date information regarding the COVID-19 strain of Coronavirus

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)

Information about the virus

A coronavirus is a type of virus.  As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world.  COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020.

The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 and 14 days.  This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, it is unlikely that they have been infected.

The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection:

cough

difficulty in breathing

fever

Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.  There is no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups – very few cases have been reported in children.

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.

How to wash your hands properly

Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.

Watch this short NHS film for guidance: https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU

Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg

Travel advice – The latest travel advice can be found by clicking here.

 

 

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Visit our letters page for the latest information regarding Coronavirus – Please help us all to stay safe!