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20-03-05 Coronavirus Information

Stoke Primary School

Briton Road



Head Teacher





Mr M Ascroft

024 7645 1724

024 7643 1209






Thursday 5th March 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

You will no doubt be following the daily news about the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. I therefore wanted to write to you to give you my assurance that Stoke Primary School is taking all the nationally recommended advice to protect children and staff.

We are receiving daily updates, including advice for returning travellers, and we are acting accordingly. While it is clearly a concerning situation, the risk remains low to individuals in the UK and the advice from the Government is that wherever possible we should be carrying on as normal. At the same time, we are planning to make sure we are well prepared for all eventualities.

Following simple steps remain the best way of helping to protect yourself and others from all flu-like viruses. They include:

· Washing your hands often - with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. We are teaching/monitoring all children in the school.

· Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. All classrooms are equipped with these. You do not need to send any in with your children.

· Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.  See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it. All classrooms have boxes of tissues.

· We are continually cleaning and disinfecting all the classrooms and shared areas.


If you would like more information The Department for Education has set up a helpline to give you the latest information and advice or if you have any questions.

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

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

Detailed information and advice for the public and returning travellers can be found on the NHS.uk website (and will be regularly updated): www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Further information for the public about the situation can be found here (and will be regularly updated): www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly.


Mr Ascroft